LGBT History Month Patron Sir Ian McKellen Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Gay Times Lifetime Achievement Award has gone to Sir Ian McKellen, one of the first patrons of LGBT History Month.

The award, which was announced at The Gay Times Awards Ceremony 2018 at The walker Gallery in Liverpool. He spoke proudly of his total coming out 30 years ago, which resulted in his photo appearing on the front page of Gay Times.

The Community Award went to Diversity Role Models, for whom Schools OUT UK Committee member Kate Hutchinson works, for their work with schools.

The honourees will all have their portraits hung in the gallery.

The list of award winners is:

The Gay Times Honour for Sport

Lou Englefield

The Gay Times Honour for Arts + Culture supported by dwell

Eivind Hansen

The Gay Times Honour for Music

MNEK

The Gay Times Honour for Education supported by Training Strategies

Diversity Role Models

The Gay Times Honour for Media

Liv Little

The Gay Times Honour for STEM presented by Arup

Phil Samba

The Gay Times Honour for Future Fighters in association with Kaleidoscope Trust

Travis Alabanza

The Gay Times Honour for LGBTQ Advocate

Harry Styles

The Gay Times Honour for Lifetime Achievement

Sir Ian McKellen

A Special Recognition Gay Times Honour presented by The Mayor of Liverpool

Michael Causer Foundation