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 192gvFfN414 You can also watch the video on YouTube.
View a complete list of award recipients and photos from the event. 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.
Wanda Sykes and her wife, Alex, made their first public appearance together at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles