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: Cheyenne Jackson, Vinny Guadagnino Present GLAAD Media Award to Carson Kressley for Dancing with the Stars
Last night Dancing with the Stars contestant Carson Kressley brought home a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Reality Program Category. Broadway and television star Cheyenne Jackson along with The Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino took the stage to present the category. During his acceptance speech, Carson thanked his co-star Chaz Bono for changing the hearts and minds of Americans who watched the program. Watch the video below.
Carson Kressley, Cheyenne Jackson, Vinny Guadagnino joined hosts Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera along with Ted Allen, Laverne Cox, Dakota Fanning, Megan Hilty, Isis King, Padma Lakshmi, Jay Manuel, Bernadette Peters, Thomas Roberts, Kim Wayans, Vito Russo Award recipients Craig Zaden and Neil Meron and others at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York, which help fund GLAAD’s work to share culture-changing stories that build support for equality.
On April 21 Valerie Bertinelli, Ellen DeGeneres, Fran Drescher, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Josh Hutcherson, Ali Larter, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Gilles Marini, Anna Paquin, Molly Shannon, Kim Wayans and Betty White will voice their support for equality by attending the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. On June 2, another Glee star, Dianna Agron, will be taking center stage by hosting the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. For ticket information, click here.
The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York were presented nationally by Ketel One and Wells Fargo, and presented locally in New York by Delta Air Lines and Prudential. Delta Air Lines is the local presenting partner in Los Angeles. Southwest is the local presenting partner of San Francisco.