Thursday, October 6, 2011

GLAAD Honors Bob Witeck & Wesley Combs

This week GLAAD presented its Amplifier Awards in NYC. These are the honors for the best in LGBT inclusive advertising, marketing & public relations for 2011. Chief Commercial Officer for American Airlines, Virasb Vahidi, presented Bob Witeck & Wesley Combs of Witeck-Combs Communications with the Public Visibility Award in recognition of their careers advocating for LGBT inclusion in all forms of media & marketing. The event was hosted by Manila Luzon from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 & was joined by special guests & honorees including: Tabatha Coffey (Tabatha’s Salon Take Over), Wilson Cruz, Christine Ebersole, Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge (The Fabulous Beekman Boys), recording artist Wynter Gordon, Sonja Morgan (Real Housewives of New York City), New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Anthony Rapp, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts & Ramona Singer (Real Housewives of New York City).
For the List of Honorees: glaad.org
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Wesley Combs said...

Bob and I have built our business on the same foundational principle that GLAAD’s work is based on: ‘Words and images matter.’ They play a critical role maintaining a laser focus on how LGBT people are represented in the media, in ads and characterized by the public as diverse as politicians and professional athletes. The scarcity of openly LGBT celebrities, elected officials, TV characters, or positive representations in ads was a driving force of what kept us in the closet. Recognizing that our visibility was a pivotal in changing how others perceived us, this became the driving force behind the creation of our business.

October 6, 2011 at 8:19 AM  

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