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
The Gay Times Honour for Arts + Culture supported by dwell
The Gay Times Honour for Music
The Gay Times Honour for Education supported by Training Strategies
Diversity Role Models
The Gay Times Honour for Media
The Gay Times Honour for STEM presented by Arup
The Gay Times Honour for Future Fighters in association with Kaleidoscope Trust
The Gay Times Honour for LGBTQ Advocate
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