A Royal first: Prince William has been nominated for a British LGBT Award for his contribution to the LGBT community.
In July he made history when he was photograped for the cover of a gay magazine, Attitude, inviting members of the LGBT community to Kensington Palace to discuss homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic bullying and the implications is has on the physical and mental well-being of its sufferers.
He has been recognised for helping to advance the rights of the LGBT community and has been shortlisted for the Straight Ally award. British LGBT Awards founder Sarah Garrett told London's Evening Standard, 'The 2017 NatWest British LGBT Awards shortlist features inspirational people who have and continue to use their platform to promote and enhance LGBT rights all over the world.' Also nominated for the Straight Ally award is Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway, Annie Lennox, Macklemore, Patrick Stewart, James Corden, Thierry Henry and JK Rowling.
'All nominees are absolutely deserving of their place on the shortlist,' said Sarah. 'It is now down to the public to choose their winners ahead of the ceremony which is set to be the biggest yet when it takes place in London on May 12.'
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