At the 15th QX GayGala around 1500 people from all over Sweden, among them the Minister for Justice, Beatrice Ask and former Minister for Justice Thomas Bodström as well as Eurovision Song Contest winner Loreen.
Prices where handed out, voted for by the readers and visitors of QX Magazine and as well as members of the community.
When Crown Princess made her surprise visit to the tones of ABBAs Dancing Queen at the end of the Gala to hand out the ”Gay, Bi, Trans of The Year”-award the audience at first did not really belive it to be true. Then the cheers never stopped! The news about the Crown Princess taking part in the GayGala-award-event spread fast over the world!
The prize was handed out to author Jonas Gardell for his trilogy and TV-serie ”Never Dry Tears Without Gloves” about the AIDS crisis within the Gay Community
in the 80th.

See the video with English subtitles:

Nygifta Lawrence Kaala och Jimmy Sserwadda tog emot priset och uppmanade alla att säga nej till hate-lagen i Uganda. De möttes av stående applåder och jubel.

Each Year QX also hand out it’s own Honory Award. This year the prize was given to the LGBTIQ-movement in Uganda. Since Kasha Jacqueline was not able to make it to the GayGala the price was accepted by the newly wed Jimmy Sswerwadda and Lawrence Kaala.

See the speech of Jimmy Sserwadda here:

And the greeting from Kasha Jaqueline here: