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Dubbed “the Gay Oscars”, the British LGBT Awards will take place at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms on Friday 13th May and will pay tribute to the individuals and organisations who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting equality and diversity.

The awards provide an important opportunity to celebrate and highlight the achievements of LGBT people throughout the UK and beyond.

If you don’t have a ticket to the sold out British LGBT Awards, you can still be part of the action!

OutNews Global’s editor, AJ Higginson, and TV personality Jonathan Phang will be keeping you posted with updates from the red carpet and the awards ceremony from 6pm.

Linda Riley, CEO of OutNews Global said: “We are delighted to be exclusively streaming the British LGBT Awards this year – the event is completely sold out and by streaming it live we will be able to give access to those who cant attend.”

Want to see the celebrities walk the red carpet? Footage of the red carpet and ceremony will be available to view at our website, and then later on YouTube.

Follow @outnewsglobal on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information of the event. Use the hashtag #BritishLGBTAwards to join the conversation.

Celebrities who will be on the red carpet include Mel B, Duncan James, Charlie Condou, Boy George, Ollie Alexander, Danny Dyer, Alan Carr and many more!

Among those on the shortlist are:

LGBT Celebrity of the Year
Alan Carr, Boy George, Caitlyn Jenner, Cara Delevingne, Dustin Lance Black, Kieron Richardson, Ruby Rose, Ben Whishaw

Music Artist of the Year: Adele, Jess Glynne, Halsey, Little Mix, Zayn Malik, Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, Years and Years

Celebrity Straight Ally of the Year: Kim Cattrall, Eddie Redmayne, Danny Dyer, Nigella Lawson, Holly Willoughby, Brian May, James Sutton, Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

Broadcaster of the Year: Gok Wan, Clare Balding, Vicki Beeching, Nick Grimshaw, Evan Davis, Paul O’Grady, RuPaul, Sue Perkins

Sports Person of the Year: Nicola Adams, John Amaechi, Keegan Hirst, Nigel Owens, Mark McAdams, Sam Stanley, Heather Stanning, Casey Stoney

Meanwhile, Caitlyn Jenner and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are recognised for their work to promote LGBT acceptance.

For more information about the British LGBT Awards, see

Outnews Global is sponsoring LGBT Celebrity of the Year for this year’s event.

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