Yes Vote Wins Moment of the Year at Attitude Awards


Ireland’s resounding “Yes” vote on same-sex marriage was voted ‘Moment of the Year’ at the Attitude awards last night.

Sir Ian McKellan, Boy George and Panti were among the luminaries in attendance at the magazine’s annual awards ceremony at Banqueting House, London.

“We’re absolutely delighted to recognise such a wide variety of winners, all of whom have shaped the world of our readers, both gay and straight, trans and cisgendered. We’re delighted to honour the legendary April Ashley MBE with an Icon Award,” said Attitude editor Matthew Todd.


“She is a woman who was living in truth and dignity long before the growing understanding of trans people’s needs that we have finally begun to see. It’s an honour for us to be able to celebrate her with this award and a special cover.”

Other winners on the night included 1D’s Liam Payne who won ‘Sexiest Man of the Year’, Lorraine Kelly who won ‘Honorary Gay’ and SNP’s Mhairi Black, who won ‘Politician of the Year’.

Panti collected the ‘Moment of the Year’ award on behalf of Ireland.

The full list of winners were:

Man of the Year supported by Virgin Holidays: Evan Davis

Music Award/International Album supported by Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board: Adam Lambert

Album of the Year: Years and Years

Actor of the Year supported by Marriott: Cyril Nri

TV Personality of the Year: Antony Cotton

Icon Award for Outstanding Achievement supported by Sky: Yoko Ono, Holly Johnson and April Ashley

Sexiest Man of the Year supported by Popchips: Liam Payne

TV Moment of the Year: James Hill and Austin Armacost

Style Hero supported by Renault UK: Vivienne Westwood

Most Stylish Man: Oliver Cheshire

Media Recognition Award: The X Factor

Greatest Moment of the Year: Ireland’s Yes voters

Honorary Gay: Lorraine Kelly

Young LGBT Entrepreneur supported by Virgin Holidays: Pierre and Adrien Gaubert

Active Award supported by USN: England Women’s national football team

Politician of the Year: Mhairi Black

Ally Award: Reggie Yates

Breakthrough Performance: Rebecca Root

Community Award: 56 Dean Street

Legend Award: Alexander McQueen

Editor’s Special Award supported by Aussiebum: Keegan Hirst

Music Breakthrough: Jess Glynne

Book of the Year: Alan Cumming

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