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Attitude's Honorary Gay Award: Little Mix

Jade, Perrie Jesy and Leigh-Anne are using their platform as the world's biggest girlband to fly the rainbow flag for their huge LGBT+ fan base.

2018-10-11

Little Mix have taken home the Honorary Gay Award at the Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards 2018, powered by Jaguar.

Since forming on The X Factor in 2011, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock have used their platform as pop superstars to champion LGBT+ equality at every turn.

From delivering a bona fide LGBT+ anthem in 2015's 'Secret Love Song' - which they later dedicated to the victims or the Orlando Pulse massacre during their world tour - to shutting down homophobic bigotry on social media, the girls have never shied away supporting for their LGBT+ fans on their journey to becoming the world's biggest girlband.

Jade in particular has formed an unbreakable bond with the community, flying the flag at Manchester Pride this year and working closely with LGBT+ rights charity Stonewall to help improve the lot of young queer people.

The singer even used her drag-themed 25th birthday party this year to raise money for the charity, handing out goodie bags featuring the slogan 'Some people are gay - get over it!' to her guests.

It's all in a day's work for pop's awesome foursome though - and with new single 'Woman Like Me' due out this Friday (12 October), Little Mix are primed to continue the fight as they embark on a brand new era.

Read more about the winners from the Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards 2018, powered by Jaguar in the November Awards issue of Attitude, out now.

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