STAR 100 Ally of the Year SHORTLIST
OutNews Global and L Media have joined together to bring you this exciting project. The LGBTI Awards are an incredible opportunity for members of LGBTI community to have their achievements acknowledged in a very public way. The awards celebrate both corporate and celebrity role models, showcasing the very best of the community has to offer.
You can vote here (it doesn’t say whether you have to be an Aussie or not)
- Hugely successful Kiwi actress and a strong supporter of LGBTI rights
- Came to acclaim as Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess which won her a large LGBTI following
- Member of the board for Starship Foundation in Auckland
Lucy Lawless has a well-known reputation as one of the most successfully fantasy/sci-fi actresses. She has been Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucretia in Spartacus, and D’Anna in Battlestar Galactica amongst numerous others. A varied catalogue of roles has also seen her in numerous comedic and notable TV series and a variety of films. Her roles have won her legions of fans but particularly a large LGBTI following for the homo-erotic subtext of Xena: Warrior Princess.
Lawless is a strong supporter of LGBTI rights, she fiercely opposed California’s Prop 8 in 2008 and even publically announced that she thought her character Xena was a lesbian. She has also used her star-power in other platforms and currently sits on the board for the Starship Foundation, which is a fundraising body for the Starships Children Hospital in Auckland.
Lucy’s response to this nomination is on Facebook