Sandi Toksvig, Rose & Rosie, Nicola Adams and #Berena celebrated at the Barclays DIVA Awards 2018

Other winners at the star-studded event include Lucy Spraggan, Dawn Butler MP and Heather Peace

Presenter Sandi Toksvig was amongst the big winners who took home gongs from the 2018 Barclays DIVA Awards.

The Bake Off star scooped the Broadcaster of the Year award at the glittering ceremony at Hilton Waldorf, for her commitment to making a difference to the lesbian, trans and bisexual community.

She was joined by YouTube supercouple Rose & Rosie, who scored the coveted Online Influencer of the Year award, Labour’s Dawn Butler MP who was awarded Ally of the Year, and British boxer Nicola Adams who won Sports Personality of the Year.

The Barclays DIVA Awards, hosted by The L Word legend Rachel Shelley and Marcella and Different For Girls star Victoria Broom, honour those who make a difference to the lesbian, trans and bisexual community.

Other winners included Getty’s Dawn Airey who won Business Leader of the Year, Lucy Spraggan who picked up Musician of the Year, Dr Elly Barnes MBE who was awarded Activist of the Year and BBC favourite Holby City took home the LGBT Series/Storyline of the Year.

The BBC programme featured a storyline on consultant general surgeon Serena (played by Catherine Russell) and trauma surgeon Bernie (played by Jemma Redgrave) that captivated the nation when they locked lips last year.

Linda Riley, founder of Barclays DIVA Awards and publisher of DIVA magazine said: “The DIVA Awards is a fantastic event that honours those who are committed to raising awareness for the lesbian, trans and bisexual communities. We’re proud of everyone who won big tonight and all of the shortlisters involved – each and every one of them make a difference to the LGBTQ+ community.”

 

Full list of winners:

Outnews Global Journalist of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Emily Reynolds

Radio Diva Politician of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Hannah Bardell MP

Barclays Diversity Champion of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Francesca Harris

Jackdaw Media Author of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Kiki Archer

Royal Navy Sports Personality of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Nicola Adams

PWC Business Leader of the Year 2018: 

Winner:Dawn Airey

The Centre For Reproductive & Genetic Health Ally of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Dawn Butler MP

Milli-on-air Rising Star of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Charlie Craggs

My G Work LGBT Network Group of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Barclays – Spectrum Network

Bloom & Cadogan Activist of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Dr Elly Barnes MBE

Lesbian Box Office Inspirational Role Model of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Sophie Ward

P&G Community Champion of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Sally Edwards

Heathrow Entertainment Personality of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Heather Peace

Brand of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Tesco

Pride In London LGBT Series/Storyline of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Holby City

DIVA Music Festival Musician of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Lucy Spraggan

UK Black Pride Online Influencer of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Rose & Rosie

Emerald Waterways Broadcaster/Presenter of the Year 2018: 

Winner: Sandi Toksvig

DIVA Choice Award 2018: 

Winner: Jacquie Lawrence

DIVA Hall of Fame 2018: 

Winner: Horse McDonald

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