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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
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Red Carpet @ the '11 NYC GLAAD MEDIA
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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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