Listen, Things Got Weird and I Ended Up on a Yacht with the Cast of ‘Hollyoaks’

From VICE – 25th July 2017 1. THIS SOMBRERO IS DOING MY FUCKING HEAD IN Santos Ibiza Hotel, white brick shining like blanched bones out on Ibiza’s southern Platja d’en Bossa, May 2017. It is pre-season here in Ibiza, so the entire place has an air of idyllically sunny calm: there are no beetroot-red tourists quietly stirring in their own sick slicks, nobody has broken a leg falling off a quad bike yet, the island’s nightclubs are yet to crank into that high-summer superstar DJ gear; the whole place doesn’t quite throb and hum like it’s on an achy comedown. […]

Pride Power List 2017 Announced

From Out News Global – 8th July 2017 LGBT celebs including Olly Alexander, Ollie Locke, Ruth Davidson and Juno Dawson also feature. Today the 2017 Pride Power List comes out to coincide with Pride in London. The definitive list of movers and shakers in LGBT Britain is produced by OutNews Global, sponsored by BNP Paribas and White & Case and published in the Guardian. This year comedian and presenter Alan Carr has ranked the highest. The 41-year-old TV star has been on our screens for more than a decade, and is now more popular than ever. He has managed to achieve mainstream success, […]

Hollyoaks Pride

From OK Website – 21st June 2017 HOLLYOAKS fans rejoice as Brendan Brady and Ste Hay will FINALLY be reunited as stars of the Channel 4 soap gather for a new LGBT+ documentary. Hollyoaks: Pride will see a host of stars from the show celebrate the representation of LGBT issues explored in the soap in one-off documentary on All4. The documentary will include clips from iconic moments in Hollyoaks and will be narrated from some of the biggest LGBT stars last and present, as well as influential LGBT figures. The programme coincides with the 50th Anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act […]

British LGBT Awards: Shortlist of leading LGBT activists, allies and stars revealed (Annie nominated in LGBT+ Celebrity Rising Star category)

From The Independent – 20th February 2017 The Independent is pleased to announce the shortlist for the British LGBT Awards 2017. The awards celebrate community activists, public figures and straight allies who work to advance the rights of LGBT communities. The Independent is the British LGBT Awards Media Partner for 2017. Top 10 LGBT+ celebrities include Laverne Cox, a transgender activist and actress who came to prominence on Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, and Kate McKinnon, impersonator and comedian, who shot to fame on Saturday Night Live after her portrayal of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US presidential race. Top 10 […]

Living the dream: Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace on being the first trans actor in a trans role to be nominated for a Scottish Bafta

From Herald Scotland – 6th November 2016 Annie Wallace was sitting in her flat the other day speaking to one of her cats. “You know what,” she said. “I’m an actress on a really good soap on television, I’m famous, and I’m getting award nominations.” The cat, because it’s a cat, didn’t show much interest in the comment, but for Wallace it was a useful moment: a reminder to herself about what has happened to her in the last two years and a chance to articulate what she has achieved. “When I say it out loud, it sounds ridiculous,” she […]

‘Our time is NOW’: Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace chats the trans community and her history-making BAFTA nod

From Mancunian Matters – 2nd November 2016 Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace is simply over the moon ahead of the BAFTA Scotland Awards. The 51-year-old  – who plays headmistress Sally St. Claire on the Channel 4 soap – has been nominated for Best Actress at the upcoming ceremony. While such recognition would have any star jumping for joy, for Annie for nod is doubly important because it marks the first time a trans actress has been put forward for the gong. Reflecting on when she discovered she was in the running for the accolade, Annie told MM: “I did not see […]

OUT100 2016 Honorees Announced

From LGBT Weekly – 31st October 2016 NEW YORK — OUT today revealed its 22nd annual OUT100 portfolio. The annual list honors the year’s 100 most compelling LGBTQ individuals across entertainment, sports, politics, media and the arts, highlighting their impact and accomplishments.  For 2016, the OUT100 cover stars include Entertainer of the Year Ellen DeGeneres, Artist of Year Tom Ford, Legend Tracey Norman and Breakout of the Year Javier Muñoz. In addition, this year’s portfolio pays tribute to the heroes of Pulse Nightcluband the record-breaking number of LGBTQ staff members at the White House, as well as out Olympians from […]

Transgender soap star Annie Wallace’s pride and joy over Scottish Bafta nomination

From the Sunday Mail – 30th October 2016 SOAP star Annie Wallace can’t hide her delight about her Scottish Bafta nomination. She is incredibly proud and more than a little emotional to be competing for the Best TV Actress gong along with Ashley Jensen and Caitriona Balfe. The 51-year-old, from Aberdeen, who plays headmistress Sally St Claire in Hollyoaks, is the first transgender star to be nominated for a Scottish Bafta. Annie admits the honour is extra special after years of rejection from society as a transgender woman. She said: “It is most unexpected and has hit me for six. […]

Runner-Up in Scottish Icon Awards 2016

Annie won runner-up in the “Cultural Icon of the Year” category, in the Icon Awards 2016, presented at the awards ceremony at the Hilton in Glasgow on 23rd October 2016. Edinburgh artist Mark Vice won first place for promoting and supporting diversity through the arts in Scotland, and his fantastic work with the LGBT+ community. Annie said “I’m delighted to be recognised by my fellow Scots in this category, filled as it was with some seriously wonderful people. It was a fantastic evening, meeting some of my Scottish heroes and heroines. Congratulations to the lovely Mark Vice for winning!”  

Annie and Hollyoaks mentioned in Scottish Parliamentary Motion

This week, Member of the Scottish Parliament for the North-East of Scotland, Ross Thomson, raised a motion congratulating Annie for her BAFTA Scotland nomination, which is attracting cross-party support. “Motion S5M-01896: Ross Thomson, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2016 Annie Wallace Nominated for Scottish BAFTAs That the Parliament congratulates Annie Wallace on becoming the first transgender actor to be nominated for the Scottish BAFTAs; understands that Annie, who grew up in the heart of Aberdeen, has played the character of Sally St Claire since October 2015 on the well-established Channel 4 soap, Hollyoaks; notes that she […]