L.A. GLAAD Media Awards Celebrities
Eric Dane, Chaz Bono, George Takei, Constance McMillen,
Candis Cayne, Wilson Cruz, RuPaul & Super Bowl-winning NFL
linebacker Scott Fujita were among the celebrities who joined
the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as it
honored Drew Barrymore, Wanda Sykes & the best in film,
television & journalism at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards
in Los Angeles April 17th.
Barrymore stated in her acceptance speech, "The thing that means
the most to me about an evening like this & why I want to fight &
be outspoken, is because there are so many people who are in
desperate need of family. So whatever governments we have to
overcome, whatever adversity people have to overcome to create
these families & have the legal things be out of the way so that love
can exist and people can take care of one another, that’s the most
important thing in the world. That we take care of each other."
Mississippi teen Constance McMillen, whose high school cancelled
her prom rather than allow McMillen to attend with her girlfriend,
presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Wanda Sykes, who has
shown a strong commitment to educating the public about the lives
of LGBT people. Sykes attended the event with her wife Alex, making
their first press appearance as a couple. Sykes stated, "I am very
humbled, thank you GLAAD. Thank you for the work you're doing &
being the watchdog. Because you really create the environment that
allows me to be comfortable being me. [It's great] to be out & open
& free & be able to say thank to my wife. It's love & being honest
that wins hearts & minds."
Additional Awards will be announced in San Francisco on June 5.
Complete Winner List & More Info: glaad.org
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