Vogue director Edward Enninful, 50, and US singer Alicia Keys, 41, also took home gongs at the star-studded bash, with world-renowned fashion icon and champion of diversity Edward being handed the Global Media Trailblazer prize while Alesha was handed the Celebrity Ally of the Year accolade.
Journalist Edward said: ‘I am so honoured to be part of the 2022 LGBT Awards, especially as the UK celebrates 50 years of pride.
Proud: Strictly Come Dancing couple John Whaite and Johannes Radebe were named among the winners at the 2022 British LGBT Awards in London on Friday
‘Growing up as a young, black gay man in West London, I could only have imagined the day when events like this would celebrate people like me, and the other incredible trailblazers recognised tonight.
‘My hope is that we all continue to push for positive change for the next generation.’
Held in association with Tesco and Macquarie Group, and hosted by comedian and much-loved TV presenter Sue Perkins, the British LGBT Awards is the UK’s biggest LGBT+ awards event which celebrates the best British and international talent from the community, as well as the allies and organisations who support them.
Leading the way: Olympic diver Tom Daley collected the Swinton Insurance Sports Personality of the Year award, having been a force for activism and LGBT+ inclusion
Winner: World-renowned fashion icon and champion of diversity, Vogue director Edward Enninful, 50, was handed the Global Media Trailblazer prize
Alicia was awarded the Celebrity Ally of the Year award by singer Lulu, 73, beating Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe after a public vote.
Alicia has used her platform to address her hope for better freedom of expression for future generations.
Joining via video link the multi-award winning music star said: ‘On a personal level, I’m honoured to accept this award tonight.
Unconditional support: US singer Alicia Keys, 41, took home the Celebrity Ally of the Year accolade, giving her speech by video link at the event
Coming out on top: Alicia was awarded her prize by singer Lulu, 73, beating Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe after a public vote
‘I’ve been blessed to know all kinds of people since I was a little girl and fortunately exposed to the beauty and richness of diversity. That’s all colours, all religions, all styles, all beliefs, all loves, all people.
‘Believe me, I know that hate is taught and judgement is taught, but we are the light and we are the love. I sometimes can’t believe how much hate there is to overcome, but where there is light and love, darkness and hate cannot exist.
‘I know the powerful LGBTQI+ community has a lot to fight for, stand up to and care about – so just like all of you here tonight, I am here with you to keep showing up, representing and reminding each other we are not alone.
Hitmakers: Pop legends Steps were handed the Music Artist of the Year (L-R: Claire Richards, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Faye Tozer and Lee Latchford-Evans)
‘You’ll never be alone and we have to show each other we’re all here for each other, let’s scream at the top of our lungs everyone deserves love, kindness, equanimity and most of all respect! Period, end of story.
‘Of course we’ve come a long way but there’s so much more to do and there’s so much more that has to happen, but that’s why ceremonies like this are so important.’
Diver Tom, 28, collected the Swinton Insurance Sports Personality of the Year award having been a force for activism and LGBT+ inclusion.
Bright star: Television presenter Rylan Clark, 33, was named as Broadcaster of the Year on the night
Honest: Dame Kelly Holmes, 52 was a surprise presenter on the night for the Celebrity Award, won by Lady Gaga, having just broken a 34-year silence to tell the world she’s openly gay
The sportsman has spoken out against anti-LGBT+ laws and better sports inclusion, while Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes, 52 was a surprise presenter on the night for the Celebrity Award, won by Lady Gaga, having just broken a 34-year silence to tell the world she’s openly gay.
Pop legends Steps were handed the Music Artist of the Year award while Julian Clary, 63, was named as the winner of the TV personality category, and presenter Rylan Clark, 33, as Broadcaster of the Year.
Strictly Come Dancing duo Johannes Radebe, 35, and John Whaite, 33, were handed the Media Moment of the Year prize by show judge Shirley Ballas, having been the first male same-sex couple on the show.
Twinkle-toed stars: Strictly Come Dancing duo Johannes Radebe, 35, and John Whaite, 33, were handed the Media Moment of the Year prize having been Strictly’s first all-male couple
The pair dedicated their couples’ choice semi-final performance during the 2021 series to the experience of growing up gay.
Meanwhile, BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts, 43, won Role Model of the Year following her brave fight back against bowel cancer.
Elsewhere, Rishi Madlani from Natwest was presented with an Inspirational Leader prize while Lego Group were honoured with a Best Brand or Marketing Campaign award.
Brave: Meanwhile, BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts, 43, won Role Model of the Year following her brave fight back against bowel cancer
Founders of legendary charity and company Stonewall were awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award on the night by British broadcasting legend Paul O’Grady.
Host Sue Perkins said of the winners: ‘Well done to all of the incredible winners and nominees, it was fantastic to be a part of this fun yet hugely important ceremony.’
British LGBT Awards founder, Sarah Garrett MBE, added: ‘We were delighted to be able to host a celebration of the people working hard to advocate for and advance LGBT+ rights. All of the winners and nominees are incredibly deserving.’
Congratulations: Host Sue Perkins said of the winners: ‘Well done to all of the incredible winners and nominees, it was fantastic to be a part of this fun yet hugely important ceremony’
While Rachel Palmer, EMEA chief operating officer and LGBTQ+ executive sponsor at Macquarie Group, British LGBT Awards sponsors, said: ‘We’re so proud to be part of such an important event for the LGBT+ community, supporting and celebrating all the incredible role models and change makers who have been awarded and nominated this year – congratulations.’
A spokesman for British LGBT Awards sponsors Tesco, said: ‘Everyone at Tesco is very proud to support the British LGBT Awards. The ceremony was a true celebration of inspiring individuals, highlighting the incredible contributions of those creating an inclusive world.
‘We are grateful to everyone involved for being part of this memorable event and helping to shine a light on every aspect of the LGBT+ community and its allies. A big congratulations to the deserving nominees and the winning individuals and organisations.’
BRITISH LGBT AWARDS 2022 WINNERS AND NOMINEES
Lady Gaga – WINNER
Bimini Bon Boulash
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
MTV – MUSIC ARTIST
Steps – WINNER
Lil Nas X
Alicia Keys – WINNER
Jamie Lee Curtis
GLOBAL MEDIA TRAILBLAZER
Edward Enninful – WINNER
Owain Wyn Evans
John & Johannes On Strictly Come Dancing – WINNER
‘Born This Way’ 10-Year Anniversary
Joshua Cavllo Becomes The First Openly Gay Active Top Tier Male Footballer
Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘Team LGBT’
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Features Assigned Female At Birth Queen, Victoria Scone
Lil Nas X’s Single ‘Call Me By Your Name (Montero)’
Sex Education’s Non-Binary Representation
Eternal’s Openly Gay Superhero, Phastos
BBC’S Freddie Mercury: The Final Act Documentary
The Progress Pride F1 Helmet Livery
SWINTON INSURANCE – SPORTS PERSONALITY
Tom Daley – WINNER
Jamie Raines – WINNER
Calle Y Poché
Sebb Argo & Dion Yorkie
DJ Krystal Lake
James Barr & Dan Hudson
TESCO – BRAND OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN
LEGO’s Everyone Is Awesome Set – WINNER
Harry’s ‘Never Been Prouder’ Shave With Pride Campaign
Levi’s All Pronouns All Love Campaign
Liverpool FC Red Together
Network Rail ‘Do I Offend You’
Norwegian Postal Service’s ‘When Harry Met Santa’ Advert
Royal Navy’s ‘Wherever You Are’ Advert
Sky’s Pride Month 2021 Collection
The Rainbow Lottery
Zipcar’s Have Pride In Your Ride Campaign
JOHNSON & JOHNSON – CHARITY OR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
LGBT Foundation – WINNER
Black Trans Foundation
Out and Proud African LGBTI (OPAL)
Trans in the City
JUST EAT TAKEAWAY – OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LGBT+ LIFE
Juno Dawson and Abbey Kiwanuka -WINNERS
Dr Alexander Rhys
Lex Shu Chan
MACQUARIE – INSPIRATIONAL LEADER
Rishi Madlani, NatWest – WINNER
Peter Lewin, Levi’s
Mark Timms, HSBC UK
Oliver Gross, KPMG
Matt Scarff, ITV
Sarah Rench, Avanade
Ben Jackson, Wickes
Emily Hamilton, RS Components
Leo Nicholas, Nest Corporation
Damien Shieber, Santander
HSBC – BUSINESS ALLY
Laura Yeates, Clifford Chance – WINNER
Allison Whittington, Zurich Municipal
Vicky Rowland, Sage
Tim Riecken, National Grid
Rishi Jain, Liverpool FC
Donna Kelly, CGI
Dayna Donaldson, Disney
Anna Radford, Johnson & Johnson
Max Taylor, Vodafone
Sophie Whiteman, Allianz
LGIM – DIVERSITY HERO
Kevin Humphreys, Jacobs – WINNER
Adam Wilson, Virgin Media O2
Belton Flournoy, Protoviti
Chloe Bolland, UBS
Ed Rogers, Ford
Jerry Daykin, GSK
Jonathan Pascoe, VIACOMCBS
Luke Ives, ARUP
Pauric Havlin, TCS
Tolu Osinubi, Deloitte
Kim Warren, Credera – WINNER
Bruna Gil, Linkedin
Fabio Peyer, Morningstar
Jake Hallas, Rolls-Royce
Luke Kolbohm, BDP
Magda Markowska, Nielsen IQ
Oliver Rieche, Reed Smith
Patzy Drozdz, Shell
Sophie Kershaw, PWC
Sophy Merrick, Credit Suisse
NETWORK RAIL – NETWORK GROUP (ERG)
Legal and Generals LGBTQ+ Allies Network, LGIM – WINNER
BP Pride, BP
4Pride, Channel 4
Proud FT, Financial Times
Hearst Pride UK, Hearst
Pride At Mace, Mace
PINCC Group, NSPCC
Proud @ Sainsbury’s, Sainsbury’s
[email protected], Sky UK
INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER OR COMPANY
Barclays – WINNER
Just Eat Takeaway.com
Tesco Stores Ltd
BROADCASTER, JOURNALIST OR HOST
Rylan Clark – WINNER
ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR
Adele Roberts – WINNER
Stonewall – WINNER