Tom Daley, Billy Porter and Steps among winners at 2021 Attitude Awards

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 (Dave Benett)
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Tom Daley, Billy Porter, Elaine Paige and Steps were among the honourees at the 2021 Attitude Awards.

The annual ceremony, hosted by the magazine in partnership with Virgin Atlantic at The Roundhouse in Camden, celebrates people making an impact in the LGBTQ+ community, and the “allies” who support the community.

Pop group Steps took home the Icon Award before performing the headline set.

Honourary Gay was awarded to performance legend Elaine Paige, who also performed on Wednesday night.

The Sport Award went to Olympic diver Tom Daley, while actor and singer Billy Porter won Man Of The Year.

Billy Porter (Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Billy Porter (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Singer Ella Henderson, actor Stephen Fry, broadcaster and performer Michelle Visage and singer Jake Shears presented awards.

Darren Styles OBE, Publisher of Attitude magazine, said: “A year away on account of COVID meant the world’s biggest LGBTQ media brand switched to an online offering in 2020, garnering more than two million viewers on multiple channels along the way.

“But there is nothing like 650 people in a room, dressed to the nines, celebrating the LGBTQ community to get the blood pumping. Especially if you headline with Steps. 2021 is the comeback year, the year to say you were there!”

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic said: “We couldn’t be happier to be back celebrating with the Attitude team as lead sponsor of the Attitude Awards at the Roundhouse this year. The Virgin family has been a part of this incredible event since the very beginning ten years ago, to push for real change for the LGBTQ+ community and empower everyone to take on the world. It’s a privilege to be here.”

The full list of winners at the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards 2019, powered by Jaguar, are:

Icon Award

Steps, presented by Rylan

Gamechanger Award

Sex Education, presented by Munroe Bergdorf

Style Award

Bimini, presented by Dominic Skinner

Honorary Gay

Elaine Paige, presented by Richard Wilson

Broadcast Award

Adele Roberts, presented by Joel Corey and Ella Henderson

Television Award

Ben Aldridge, presented by Pearl Mackie

Inspiration Award

It’s A Sin, presented by Stephen Fry

Breakthrough Award

Max Harwood for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, presented by Jodie Harsh

Hero Award

Chella Man, presented by Daniel Fletcher

Sport Award

Tom Daley, presented by Alan Carr & Tia Kofi

Music Award

Self Esteem, presented by Mae Muller

Man of the Year

Billy Porter, presented by Jake Shears

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