The evening was filled with excitement and many friends of Stonewall including The Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins, Charlie Condu of Coronation Street, X Factor contestant Rylan Clark, Paralympian Claire Harvey and singer/songwriter Beverley Knight came along to show their support.
Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill said: ‘As ever, I’m humbled by the dedication with which this year’s Award winners have been advancing equality for millions of people. Their efforts have never been more valuable and we will never be deterred from celebrating their contribution'.
Hero of the Year (supported by PwC) – Reverend Giles Fraser
Broadcast of the Year (supported by London Women's Clinic) – Britain’s Got Talent
Entertainer of the Year – Sue Perkins
Journalist of the Year – Hugo Rifkind (The Times) and Owen Jones (The Independent)
Politician of the Year – Ruth Davidson MSP
Publication of the Year – GayStarNews.com
Sports Award of the Year – Rugby Football League
Writer of the Year – Jeanette Winterson (Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?)
Community Group of the Year (supported by Square Peg Media and the Inclusive Foundation) – East London Out Project
Bigot of the Year – Cardinal Keith O’Brien
Winners were voted on by our panel of judges – Broadcaster Alice Arnold; Channel 4 News Culture Editor Matthew Cain; England rugby star Ben Cohen; Author Val McDermid and UK Black Pride MD Phyll Opoku-Gyimah.