David Lazar, the current rabbi of Stockholm's Jewish community and a U.S. immigrant, has won the Straight Person of the Year award instituted by a Swedish gay magazine.
Sweden's QX Magazine honored Lazar last week with the Årets Hetero (This year's hetero (sexual)) award for advocating the cause of gay community, at a star-studded event, Gaygalan, which he attended with his wife.
Lazar joked to the Times of Israel about bringing his wife to receive a heterosexual award: I realized that if I get this, I'd better look the part and show up with a woman.
Lazar, 54, and a father of five, had earlier received an award from Israel's gay community too for advocating gay equality.
The magazine also honored winners of other nominations including Gay/Bi/Trans Person of the Year.
Born This Way by Lady Gaga won the best foreign song award.
This year's gay/bi/trans: Anton Hysén
This year's hetero: David Lazar
This year's Keep up the good work: Ulrika Westerlund, RFSL
QX Honor Price: Foundation Expo
This year's artist: Laleh
This year's TV show: So much the better
This year's TV star: Roy Phares
The year's film Kiss Me
This year's book: Rickard Engfors: All or Nothing
This year's duo: Judit & Judit, Freeserve
This year's scene: Angels in America, Stockholm City Theatre
This year's Swedish song: Loreen: My heart is refusing me
Best foreign song: Lady Gaga: Born this Way
This year's club: Paradise Sthlm
This year's restaurant/bar/cafe: Bee Bar
This year's party organizers: Katja & Gunn
This year's haul: Diamond Dogs
This year's I do not believe my eyes: Straight Invasion of Pride