GLAAD the LGBT media organization announced it will honor Oscar winning actor Robert De Niro at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the Waldorf Astoria New York on May 14th. De Niro will receive GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality & acceptance. Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD President & CEO stated, “Through his work honoring the memory of his openly gay father, Robert De Niro has not only sent a message of acceptance to LGBT people, but also educated audiences of the harms of anti-LGBT prejudice & discrimination. He is a tireless advocate who has helped bring to the world LGBT storylines that spark dialogue, build support & encourage understanding.” Robert De Niro is a two-time Oscar winning actor & a fierce ally to the LGBT community. Most recently he shared with audiences the fabulous story of his gay father in Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., a 2014 HBO documentary directed by Perri Peltz & Geeta Gandbhir. In it De Niro movingly recounted his father’s struggle with self-acceptance, not living openly until the latter part of his life. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize & honor media for their fair, accurate & inclusive representations of the LGBT community & the issues that affect their lives. This will be our 8th year covering the GLAAD Media Awards on the Red Carpet in NYC for OUTTAKE VOICES™.
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