The British LGBT Awards 2016 are due to take place on 13 May and the shortlist for this year has now been revealed. Adele, Zayn Malik, Stephen Fry, Sam Smith and many others have been nominated this year, with voting now open to the public to decide the ultimate winners.

There are a number of categories for this year's awards ceremony, including a special "media moment", brand or marketing campaign, and the most LGBT-friendly travel destination. Last year Tom Daley took him the award for LGBT sports personality, while Daniel Radcliffe and Lorraine Kelly were awarded with the celebrity straight ally. Rylan Clark took home the award for LGBT celebrity.

The public can now cast their votes for each celebrity and consumer category via the British LGBT Awards website. A judging panel has been selected to rate a separate list of corporate categories, including inspirational role model, employer/company and corporate rising star.

LGBT celebrity

Dustin Lance Black, screenwriter and director

Alan Carr, comedian and television presenter

Cara Delevingne, fashion model and actor

Boy George, singer/songwriter

Caitlyn Jenner, reality star and ex-athlete

Kieron Richardson, actor

Ruby Rose, DJ and actor

Ben Whishaw, actor

Celebrity straight ally

Kim Cattrall, actor

Danny Dyer, actor

Nigella Lawson, journalist, broadcaster and television personality

Brian May, singer/songwriter

Eddie Redmayne, actor

James Sutton, actor

Zoe Sugg aka Zoella, video blogger

Holly Willoughby, television presenter

Celebrity Rising Star

Olly Alexander, singer/songwriter

Philip Armstrong, fashion label

Jake Graf, actor and filmmaker

Hannah Hart, American internet personality

Seann Miley Moore, singer/songwriter

David Morgan, comedian and television presenter

Rebecca Root, actress and comedian

Rose & Rosie, video bloggers

Global icon

Cher, singer/songwriter

Hilary Clinton, politician

Stephen Fry, comedian and writer

Lady Gaga, singer/songwriter

Sir Ian McKellen, actor

Bette Midler, singer/songwriter

Jennifer Saunders, comedian and actress

George Takei, actor and director

Music artist


Jess Glynne


Little Mix

Zayn Malik

Rank Ocean

Sam Smith

Years & Years

Broadcaster or presenter

Clare Balding, BBC television presenter

Vicky Beeching, musician and television presenter

Evan Davis, BBC radio presenter

Nick Grimshaw, television and radio presenter

Paul O'Grady, television presenter and comedian

RuPaul, American drag queen and model

Sue Perkins, broadcaster and comedian

Gok Wan, television presenter and stylist

Sports personality

Nicola Adams, boxer

John Amaechi, psychologist and high-performance executive coach

Keegan Hirst, rugby league player

Mark McAdam, television presenter

Nigel Owens, Welsh international rugby union referee

Sam Stanley, rugby union player

Heather Stanning, professional rower

Casey Stoney, football player

Media Moment

BBC2 airs same-sex spy thriller – London Spy

Boy Meets Girl airs on BBC2

Caitlyn Jenner 'reveal' on the front cover of Vanity Fair

Hollyoaks introduces an HIV+ storyline

Ireland says 'yes' to marriage equality

Kyle Slater makes his debut on Eastenders

Marriage equality across the US

Mhairi Black is elected to Parliament

Brand/Marketing Campaign

Absolut Vodka


Newlon Housing Trust


Tiffany & Co

Visit Britain/Expedia

W Hotels

Charity/community initiative

First 4 Adoption

Freedom To Donate

Inclusive Networks

LGBT Foundation

National Trans Youth Network

Rainbow Project Northern Ireland


Trans*Pride Brighton


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Berlin, Germany

Dublin, Ireland

Los Angeles, USA

Madrid, Spain

Phuket, Thailand

Toronto, Canada

Zurich, Switzerland