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In pictures: The Attitude Pride Awards 2018 in association with United Airlines and Sky

LGBT stars and allies were out in force on Friday (July 6) to honour the community's everyday heroes.

By Will Stroude

The Attitude Pride Awards 2018, supported by United Airlines and Sky, took place on Friday afternoon ahead of Pride in London (July 6), acknowledging the LGBT+ people and allies who have overcome life-changing events or are working selflessly to improve the lives of others.

Hosted by Judge Robert Rinder, the event at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge shone a spotlight on ten remarkable people with real stories crying out to be told.

LGBT+ stars and allies turned out in force to help honour the community’s everyday heroes, including Will Young, George Shelley, Courtney Act, and BBC Breakfast presenters Naha Munchetty and Ben Thompson.

Check out our Attitude Pride Awards gallery below, and find out more about the incredible, inspiring and sometimes tragic tales of this year’s group of winners here.

(All images courtesy of Leon Csernohlavek)

Pop singer George Shelley 

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell (left) and Attitude Pride Awards host Judge Robert Rinder

Pop singer Will Young (right), his ‘Homo Sapiens’ podcast co-host Chris Sweeney (left) and Bangladeshi LGBT rights activist and Attitude Pride Award winner Mazharul Islam (centre)

Comedian Stephen K Amos and ‘Queer Britain’ presenter Riyadh Khalaf

Celebrity Big Brother winner and Drag Race finalist Shane Jarek aka Courtney Act


Poet and performance artist Travis Alabanza

BBC presenter Nick Knowles

This Morning’s Dr. Ranj Singh

Author and Attitude columnist Juno Dawson

BBC Breakfast presenter Ben Thompson

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty with human rights lawyer and Attitude Pride Award winner S Chelvan

Sky Sports presenter Mark McAdam

Former Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou

LGBT right activist Bisi Alimi

Stephen K Amos with Eastbourne Pride founder and Attitude Pride Award winner Betty Gallacher

Comedian Stephen Bailey (right) with All Together UK founder and Attitude Pride Award winner Ben Smith

Peter Tatchell (centre) with Northern Irish equal marriage activists and Attitude Pride Awards winners Cara McCann and Amanda McGurk

Shane Jarek (right) with Attitude Pride Award winners Jim MacSweeney (centre) and Uli Lenart (left), who were honorued for their work at Gay’s the Word bookshop in London