Anderson Cooper will receive the Vito Russo Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
in New York on March 16th at the New York Marriott Marquis. The Vito Russo Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. Previous Vito Russo honorees include Ricky Martin, Rosie O'Donnell, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Elton John, k.d. lang, Brian Graden & Tom Ford.
Herndon Graddick GLAAD President Herndon stated, "By sharing his own experiences as a gay man, Anderson has reminded millions of Americans that LGBT people are part of their everyday lives & an integral part of our cultural fabric. He continues to raise the bar & set a new standard for journalists everywhere & I'm proud to call him a friend."
Good Morning America anchors, Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott & Sam Champion are hosting the evening. Additional honorees & guests for the New York event will be announced.
We’ll be on the GLAAD Red Carpet catching all the celebrities & honorees as we have form the last 5 years for OUTTAKE VOICES™.
Listen to last year’s Red Carpet coverage as SMASH producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron talk about being honored with The Vito Russo Award & more celebs....:)