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Alan Cumming led celebrations at the Attitude Pride Awards

ALAN Cumming led the celebrations at the Attitude Pride Awards 2015 on Friday night.

The 50-year-old actor was hosting the awards - held at Grosvenor House, London - that honour members of the community who embody the spirit of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz before the event, Alan - who presented the Tony Awards earlier this month - said: "It'll be a little bit less stressful tonight, as I don't have to sing or dance, I just have to introduce some nice people.

"It's lovely that the thing about tonight is that it's community awards. It's not for celebrities, businesses or whatever. It's for real people who have made an effort on the ground, and that's what excited me about coming tonight."

Other celebrities in attendance were 'Harry Potter' star Matthew Lewis, 'Eastenders' legend Barbara Windsor, N*Sync's Lance Bass, Blue's Anthony Costa and Duncan James and singer Conor Maynard, among others.

Winners on the night included mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin, the man behind the Channel 4 documentary 'The Stranger on the Bridge', which saw him trying to find the man who stopped him from committing suicide on a bridge in London, as well as the 'Oldest Gay in the Village' 92-year-old George Montague, who came out aged 59.

Full list of Attitude Pride Award 2015 winners:

  • Jonathan Blake, an original member of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), the group featured in the hit film Pride.
  • Asifa Lahore, a Muslim drag queen whose glamorous aura is coupled with a serious drive for LGBT activism.
  • George Montague, Brighton Pride ambassador and 'oldest gay in the village'.
  • Duncan Craig, Founder and Chief Exec of Survivors Manchester, supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
  • Christian Webb, LGBT awareness in schools campaigner.
  • Ayla Holdom, RAF Search & Rescue Pilot and transgender activist.
  • Moud Goba, UK Lesbian & Gay immigration Group support worker and community activist.
  • Jonny Benjamin, mental health campaigner.
  • Emmanuel Okoghenu, Albert Kennedy Trust Ambassador.
  • Matthew Naz Mahmood-Ogston, of the Naz and Matt Foundation, building bridges between the LGBT and religious communities.
  • Toni Hogg, Manager and counsellor at Antidote, the LGBT Drug and Alcohol Service.
  • Mena Houghton, who since the death of her gay son Mark has become an outspoken activist against homophobia.


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