Listeners of a Gay Radio station, Gaydar Radio, voted Adele their favourite gay icon. She won 55 per cent of the votes that gave her the title while Lady Gaga came second. Last year's winner was Kylie Minogue.

"Adele has numerous Grammys and Brits, but this is the accolade she's been waiting for," Robin Crowley, Gaydar's programme controller, told The Sun.

According to Contact Music, former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas was named celebrity of the year, with gay soccer player Anton Hysen voted Hero of the Year.

The singer and her boyfriend were spotted in a less glamorous restaurant, St Clears Little Chef, in Carmarthen.

"We were busy and I didn't know it was her at first - I had to do a double-take. I was gutted I didn't ask for a picture. They stayed for about half an hour and were very relaxed," Louise Reynolds, manager of the St Clears Little Chef in Carmarthen, told The Sun. Apparently this is not the first time Adele has opted for lesser glamorous eateries. She missed the Royal Wedding performance to attend a friend's barbeque and the BRITS nomination party to East Enders star Sid Owen's 40th birthday bash in Camden. This clearly proves that Adele is very humble and down-to-earth person. Is that why the gay community likes her a lot?

According to reports, Adele's £2million beachside house in Sussex is being powered by solar panels. So apart from being humble, she is also conscious about her environment!

"Adele's house is something to behold. She's having loads of work done at the moment so she won't move in for a while. But when she does, she'll have one of the most eco-friendly houses in the area," a source told The Sun.

The following is the list of the Gaydar Radio's Hero and Heroine Awards 2012:

Hero of the Year: Anton Hyson

Campaigner of the Year: Peter Tatchell

LGBT Organisation of the Year: Gaydar

Celebrity of the Year: Gareth Thomas

Pop Artist of the Year: Adele

Relativity Media] Actor of the Year: Meryl Streep

Sports Personality of the Year: Anton Hysen

Writer of the Year: Stephen Fry

Historic Hero of the Year: Oscar Wilde

Fictional Character of the Year: Sherlock Holmes