More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Video of Wanda Sykes at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Los Angeles presented by ABSOLUT
Mississippi teen Constance McMillen, whose high school cancelled her prom rather than allow McMillen to attend with her girlfriend, presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Wanda Sykes at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
Sykes attended the event with her wife Alex, making their first press appearance as a couple.
The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community in the media.
Check out Wanda’s acceptance speech
You can also watch the video on YouTube.
Wanda Sykes and her wife, Alex, made their first public appearance together at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles
Honorees, award recipients and event photos can also be seen on an earlier post: Drew Barrymore and Wanda Sykes Honored at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Additional award recipients will be announced at an event in San Francisco on June 5, 2010 hosted by Bruce Vilanch with Special Honoree Cybill Shepherd. http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/21/sf.
To learn more about the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards.