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Julian Clary to host Stonewall Awards 2014

2014-10-08
ClaryJulian Clary will host this year's Stonewall Awards, it has been announced. The gay comic will host the ceremony – an annual event held by the LGB rights charity to celebrate members of the community who have had a positive impact on the lives of British lesbian, gay and bisexual people – in London next month (November 6). This year's notable nominations include Olympic diver Tom Daley and Hollywood actress Ellen Page, who are both up for Hero of the Year. Meanwhile, Orange is the New Black and Pride have been nominated for Broadcast of the Year, Attitude contributor Matt Cain has been nominated for Writer of the Year, and attitude.co.uk is in the running for Publication of the Year. Last year’s Stonewall award-winner's included Sue Perkins, who was named Entertainer of the Year, and the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Keith O’Brien, who was labelled Bigot of the Year. Meanwhile, Attitude's Editor-at-Large, Paris Lees, was recently announced as the first ever trans judge for The Stonewall Awards – find out more here. Check out the full nominations for this year's awards below:

Hero of the Year: Vicky Beeching Tom Daley Pepe Julian Onziema Ellen Page Tim Sigsworth

Publication of the Year: attitude.co.uk Biscuit Buzzfeed i Property Week Politician of the Year: Lord Cashman Lynne Featherstone MP Lord Fowler Kerry McCarthy MP Alex Neil MSP Writer of the Year: Neil Bartlett, The Disappearance Boy Matthew Cain, Shot Through the Heart Armistead Maupin, The Days of Anna Madrigal Veronica Roth, Divergent series Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests Entertainer of the Year: Alicya Eyo Debbie Harry Kieron Richardson Sandi Toksvig Russell Tovey Sports Award of the Year: Thomas Hitzlsperger Pride House Michael Sam Casey Stoney Stonewall FC Journalist of the Year: Ade Adepitan Jane Hill Liz MacKean Partick McAleenan Paul Thorn Broadcast of the Year: EastEnders Pride Rev My Mat Fat Diary Orange is the New Black Advert of the Year: London LGBT+ Community Pride/Barclays - #FreedomTo campaign Cornetto - Love Stories Moss Bros Spotify - Can't Find the Words? Southbank Centre - Festival of Love Stonewall Related stories: Paris Lees made first trans judge of Stonewall Awards James Arthur accepts Stonewall invite: 'They'll teach me a thing or two'