Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou is calling on the British public to nominate their favourite lesbian, gay and bisexual personalities ahead of the 2014 Out in the City and G3 Magazine Awards.

The awards bring together well known gay celebrities and gay ‘allies’ as they do battle for a series battle of top gongs in a red carpet event in April.

For the second year running the ceremony will be hosted by Charlie Condou and actress Sophie Ward. Former X Factor star Marcus Collins has also joined the team for 2014 as the new Out in the City and G3 Awards’ ambassador. Condou said: ‘The Out in the City and G3 Awards are Britain’s gay Oscars and provide an exciting opportunity for people to pay tribute to the many talented lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the public eye.

‘The awards also give us the chance to celebrate gay role models – the people who show young people that sexual orientation isn’t a barrier to success and those the gay community has a great affection for.’

Fifteen awards are up for grabs including Lifetime Achievement, Straight Ally of the Year, Rising Star and Honorary Gay of the Year. Early nominations have so far included Tom Daley, Paul O’Grady, Ellen De Generes, Gok Wan, Sir Ian McKellen, Lucy Spraggen and Jessie J. Ben Cohen and Kylie Minogue are also in the running for the prestigious Straight Ally of the Year Award.

The closing date for nominations, which can be submitted on the awards website, is 31 December.


Photo: Stephen Fry receives his award from Coronation Street’s Charlie Condou at last year’s Out in the City/G3 Awards.