Kai-Isaiah Jamal has been named the recipient of British Community Trailblazer presented by Jean Paul Gaultier at GAY TIMES Honours 2022.
Radio presenter and DJ Nick Grimshaw announced the win in front of an audience full of LGBTQ+ community members and allies on 25 November at Magazine London in the heart of the capital.
The poet, model and vocal visibility activist has dedicated their platform to authentically advocating for important causes in environments that are often hostile to those they are fightig for.
Gracing the cover of the December 2022 issue of GAY TIMES Magazine, Kai explained that they are “mindful of how impactful words can be for those that are struggling to find them.”
They added that their work began to shift when they realised they could use their voice for good, adding: “There are children who use my words to come out to their parents and people older than me working out their gender for the first time because they now finally have the space to unpack it. This makes it impossible for me not to share my work.”
GAY TIMES Honours sponsored by Meta Quest celebrates the individuals and organisations who have had a profound effect on the lives of LGBTQ+ people over the past 12 months.
This year’s event saw a star-studded lineup of performers including Tove Lo, Cat Burns, Grag Queen, Kai-Isaiah Jamal and Keanan, as well as a DJ set from Princess Julia.
The new digital edition of GAY TIMES magazine spotlights this year’s winners and is available to read now on the GAY TIMES app, Apple News +, Readly and Flipster.