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Gay Ally Kristin Chenoweth Speaks OUT

By Charlotte Robinson, April 11, 2011
At the GLAAD MEDIA Awards in LA Sunday Sean Hayes presented the Vanguard Award to Emmy & Tony Award winning singer /actress Kristin Chenoweth, who speaks out consistently for full equality for LGBT people. In 2010, Chenoweth publicly challenged a controversial Newsweek article which incorrectly asserted that gay actors cannot play straight roles. The Vanguard Award is presented to individuals who, through their work, have increased the visibility & understanding of the LGBT community in the media. Also appearing at the LA GLAAD MEDIA Awards: Dolly Parton, Colin Farrell, Sean Hayes, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Allison Janney, Melissa Etheridge, Joel McHale, Kirsten Dunst, & Chaz Bono were among the celebrities who joined the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as it honored Kristin Chenoweth, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, & the best in television & journalism last night at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, hosted by Amy Poehler & Rashida Jones. Honors also went to: Outstanding Film: I Love You Phillip Morris Outstanding Comedy Series: TIE: Glee (Fox) accepted by: Chris Colfer & Mike O'Malley & Modern Family (ABC) accepted by Jesse T. Ferguson, Julie Bowen & Ariel Winter Outstanding Reality Program: Project Runway (Lifetime) accepted by: Mondo Guerra, Michael Costello & producer Jonathan Murray Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "Fort Worth Speech" The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC) accepted by: Lawrence O'Donnell, Fort Worth City Councilmember Joel Burns & his husband J.D. Angle For More Info: glaad.org Ricky Martin & Audio Chats w/ 15 Celebs on the Red Carpet @ the '11 NYC GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS chat Gay Rights & Dish & More @ OUTTAKE VOICES™ Hear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™ Support Our Vision @ OUTTAKE™ EQUALITY STORE...:) View Our Historic Short Trailer on Gay Marriage

1 comment:

Kristin Chenoweth said...

I want to encourage many people of all faiths to come forward and stand with me for LGBT Equality. Even if you don't believe in Jesus the way I do, he did teach love -- not just tolerance, but acceptance. I'm lucky I had parents who adopted me at birth, conservative Southern Baptists who said, 'You will love everyone the same'…Mostly I would like to thank GLAAD for this amazing, amazing honor. This is the biggest honor I have ever received.

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