The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles is taking place next Saturday, April 20, and will boast an impressive line-up of stars including host Drew Barrymore. The ceremony, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo, and locally by Delta Air Lines, will also welcome Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Kelly Rowland to the stage for a live performance. Marc Malkin, E! Online's Senior Editor/Writer, broke the news this evening.
In 2010, Drew Barrymore was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Check out her acceptance speech below!
This year, GLAAD is proud to honor former President Bill Clinton with the Advocate for Change Award, and entertainment attorney Steve Warren will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at this year's event. Other presenters and attendees include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Tobey Maguire, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Elle Fanning, Betty White, Chris Evans, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Diane Kruger, and Joshua Jackson.
Additional special guests include: Naya Rivera, Alex Newell (Glee); Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Ellen Barkin, NeNe Leakes, Georgia King, Jayson Blair (The New Normal); Cloris Leachman, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope); Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy); Dan Bucatinsky, Guillermo Díaz (Scandal); Brad Goreski (It's a Brad, Brad World); Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Trevor Donovan (90210); Thomas Roberts (MSNBC); author and advocate Chaz Bono; Maria Menounos (Extra); Jane Espenson, Brad Bell (Husbands); LGBT advocates Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell; GLAAD National Spokesperson, Wilson Cruz. More names to be announced.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. Each year, the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco bring together more than 5,000 advocates and allies to raise critical funds for the organization's work.
Be sure to buy your GLAAD Media Awards – Los Angeles tickets before they sell out. You won't want to miss this amazing night with special guests!
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