Chester Pride has awarded pop icon Hazell Dean the Icon Of Pride award.
The “Who’s Leaving Who” singer Hazell Dean was awarded the Icon Of Pride award by Chester Pride over the weekend for her continued support of Pride across the UK. According to the singer, who had numerous hits during the 80s, she has performed at over 150 pride events since 1983.
Speaking about the award Hazell wrote, “Headliners come and go and many of us who have been playing our part for so many years are overlooked that’s why this award means so much to me”.
I've been performing at Pride events since 1983
We estimate that I have appeared at nearly 150 Prides.
“Headliners” come and go, and many of us who have been playing our part for so many years and are overlooked, that’s why this award means so much to me. #TurnItIntoLove 🏳️🌈HDxx pic.twitter.com/pMFKkHLR1x
— Hazell Dean 💗 (@HazellHD) September 23, 2019
During her set at this year’s Chester Pride, Hazell sang her hits, “Who’s Leaving Who”, “Searchin'”, “Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)” and “Turn It Into Love” which she dedicated to the on-going struggles faced by the LGBT+ community.
Hazell has been a stalwart supporter of the LGBT+ community, with her hits proving to be huge hits at gay clubs during the 80s, 90s and beyond.