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EXCLUSIVE Video: Jennifer Beals Introduces Ilene Chaiken at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
As promised yesterday, before Bravo re-airs the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards (Monday, September 29th @ 6pm EST/PST and Friday, October 3nd @ 2am EST/PST), GLAAD is releasing a few EXCLUSIVE and never-before-seen clips that didn't make it into the broadcast.
Yesterday you got to see Graham Norton from the awards in New York City. Here you can watch Jennifer Beals' speech presenting her boss and The L Word creator, director and executive producer, Ilene Chaiken, with GLAAD's Davidson/Valentini Award.
The Davidson/Valentini Award is named after Craig Davidson, GLAAD's first executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini. The award is presented each year in San Francisco to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community.
Later today we'll be posting a clip of Candis Cayne from Dirty Sexy Money and then on Monday you'll get to see the acceptance speech Ilene Chaiken gave after this introduction by Jennifer Beals.
And remember, GLAAD announced a fantastic contest to encourage people to watch the re-airing of the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Bravo (click here for all the details).
One lucky viewer who watches the re-airing of the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Bravo on Monday, September 29th @ 6pm EST/PST or on Friday, October 3nd @ 2am EST/PST (check local listings) will win a trip to London courtesy of VisitBritain!
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By broadcasting the awards on Bravo an estimated 84 million homes get the opportunity to watch the best portrayals of the LGBT community in media and see celebrities step out to support our community.
Enjoy the video below - an EXCLUSIVE clip of Jennifer Beals' speach introducing Ilene Chaiken at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco:
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And here is some of what you can expect to see on Monday, September 29th @ 6pm EST/PST or onFriday, October 3nd @ 2am EST/PST (check local listings) when Bravo re-airs the show:
Check back later today for a clip of Candis Cayne and on Monday for Ilene Chaiken.
And don't forget to spread the word, watch the show and enter to win!