GLAAD the LGBTQ media organization announced that they will be honoring Debra Messing with the Excellence in Media Award at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 6th at the New York Hilton Midtown in NYC. Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD CEO & President stated, "Debra Messing is a champion of the LGBTQ community & many marginalized groups today. Through laughter, warmth & pure heart both on & off-screen, she accelerates acceptance & inspires everyone to raise their own voices.” The Excellence in Media Award is given to those who have promoted equality & acceptance of LGBTQ people. The Will & Grace star joins a list of previous recipients that includes Robert De Niro, Russell Simmons, Kelly Ripa, Patti LaBelle, Tyra Banks, Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Barbara Walters, Bob and Harvey Weinstein & Diane Sawyer. ." Messing has consistently shown her commitment to LGBTQ youth including participating in Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual anti-bullying campaign, by 'going purple' in October. Messing will be returning to her role as Grace Adler from Will & Grace as part of a recently announced 12 episode revival series on NBC. The 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards will be hosted by Ross Matthews & will include special guests Whoopi Goldberg, Don Lemon, Rami Malek, Janet Mock, Trevor Noah, Christian Slater & Survivor's Zeke Smith who was recently outed on the reality series as transgender. The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, Liberty Mutual Insurance & Wells Fargo. Funds raised at the GLAAD Media Awards supports GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance for our LGBTQ community & to protect the progress that we have fought so hard for.
For Info & Tix: glaad.org
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