Sir Ian McKellen Granted Freedom Of The City By Lord Mayor Of London

Ian McKellen at Cambridge

In honor of Pride, Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf granted Freedom of the City to Sir Ian McKellen at a Pride in London gala earlier this week. Noting that homophobia is still a problem in London, Woolf stressed the importance of diversity in thriving businesses and communities.

The City of London tweeted out that Sir Ian will receive his award, which is akin to being awarded the Key to the City here in the U.S., later this year.

In addition to Freedom of the City, he was also made an honorary doctor of letters by Cambridge University.