Video: John Stamos Introduces #glaadawards Honorees Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

Last Saturday, John Stamos took the stage at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York to introduce this year’s recipient of the Vito Russo Award, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago, Hairpsray, Smash).  “Craig and Neal did cast me in my very first gay role which was Wedding Wars about marriage equality,” said Stamos.  “They were really ahead of their curve with that one and I really did learn a lot from that part and it actually changed my perspective forever.”  The Vito Russo Award is presented annually to openly LGBT media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality. 
Watch John Stamos introduce Craig Zadan and Neil Meron below:

The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York were hosted by Glee co-stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera, who, along with John Stamos, auctioned off kisses to three lucky attendees. Check out the video of the auction below.

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For a complete list of winners, click here.  Check out pictures of the event:

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.

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Interscope Records

GLAAD and Interscope Records today released “Hands,” a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando, featuring Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor. The tribute will be made available in the U.S. at iTunes exclusively.