The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be honoring MSNBC Live anchor Thomas Roberts with the Vito Russo Award at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Saturday May 9th. The Vito Russo is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO stated, "Thomas Roberts isn't afraid to put a spotlight on injustices faced by LGBT people that all too often go unreported. As a journalist & anchor with millions of viewers, he brings stories to national attention, leading the conversation & accelerating acceptance of the LGBT community." The GLAAD Media Awards recognizes & honors media for their fair, accurate & inclusive representations of our LGBT community & the issues that affect our lives. It’s also been announced that celebrities Laverne Cox, Tituss Burgess, Jonathan Groff, Judith Light & Jeffrey Tambor will be attending with Ross Mathews hosting this fabulous event. Previous Vito Russo honorees include George Takei, Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin, Rosie O'Donnell, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Elton John, k.d. lang & Tom Ford. The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka & Wells Fargo with Official Presenting Partners Amazon & Bud Light. This will be our 7th year covering the GLAAD Media Awards on the Red Carpet in NYC for OUTTAKE VOICES™.
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