ATTITUDE MAGAZINE HOSTS THE INAUGURAL ATTITUDE PRIDE AWARDS, SUPPORTED BY DELTA AIR LINES TO BENEFIT PRIDE IN LONDON
ALAN CUMMING PRESENTED THE EVENING WITH CELEBRITY GUESTS INCLUDING BARBARA WINDSOR, KATIE PIPER, LANCE BASS AND MATTHEW LEWIS
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT WINNERS COLLABRO PERFORMED A ROUSING SET TO CLOSE THE CEREMONY
Tonight, 26th June 2015, Attitude magazine – Europe’s biggest gay lifestyle brand – hosted the Attitude Pride Awards, a star-studded evening at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel presented by Alan Cumming – kick-starting London Pride Weekend in style!
The exclusive, invitation-only ceremony saw celebrity guests such as Katie Piper, Barbara Windsor, Conor Maynard, Lance Bass, Bruno Tonioli and Matthew Lewis celebrate and honour the 12 everyday ground breakers, life- savers and survivors carefully selected by the magazine for the outstanding contribution they continue to make to the LGBT community.
Held at the prestigious Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel, the night of emotional and inspiring stories drew to a close as guests were treated to a stirring set by Britain’s Got Talent winners, Collabro. Fresh from their sell-out nationwide tour and Act Two album launch, the band took to the stage to perform tracks ‘Carry On’ and ‘Stars’ to rapturous applause.
Speaking of the legislation concerning gay marriage in the USA today, Alan Cumming said: “America did something beautiful and full of love.”
He went on to say: “We need to be vigilant against the people who hate us and celebrate the people who love us.”
Katie Piper presented an award to the incredible Duncan Craig, the founder and chief executive of Survivors Manchester – a charity raising awareness and providing support services for male victims of sexual abuse and rape. Visibly moved she said:
“For me, it really does show it’s not what happens to you that defines you it’s what you choose to do with it afterwards.”
Matthew Todd, editor of Attitude magazine said:
“We already throw an awards event for the famous people who shape the LGBT movement but we wanted to celebrate the most important people; those that really change the world either by helping other people or just triumphing over the odds. It’s going to be a tremendously powerful evening.”
All of the winners and their stories are celebrated in the biggest ever issue of Attitude Magazine to mark its 21st birthday, in stores now.
The Attitude Pride Awards were to benefit Pride in London and celebrate the Pride in London 2015 theme – ‘Everyday Heroes in the LGBT community.’