Hazell Dean is nominated for two prizes at the ITV News National Diversity Awards 2020.
The Hi-NRG queen is up for Lifetime Achiever and Positive Role Model accolade, for her ongoing support for the LGBTQ+ community.
“Hazell Dean appeared at her first Pride event at London’s Jubilee Gardens in 1984,” reads the star’s bio on the National Diversity Awards website.
“She played her part, visiting AIDS units, and performing at fundraisers when this disease was still a guaranteed death sentence, and the stigma of those affected kept most people away,” it continues.
“She took part in the huge Clause 28 demonstration in Manchester. One of the biggest mass demonstrations to take place in the UK.”
The Searchin’ (I Gotta Find a Man) singer adds: “In the current climate, with a dramatic increase in hate crimes towards the LGBTQ community reported in the UK and other countries, it is so important to show our visibility locally, and especially to actively support our Trans family”
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