Video: Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith Call for More Diversity on Television at the #glaadawards in New York

Last night Naya Rivera was joined by Glee co-star Cory Monteith to host the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.  Naya who is a GLAAD Media Awards hosting veteran started off the show by giving Cory a few pointers on how to work the crowd but also took the opportunity to thank her fans and call for more diversity on television.  “Our show Glee and other nominated series, movies and media help audiences understand that LGBT characters and stories are central to the fabric of American culture,” said Cory Monteith.  Naya Rivera followed by saying: “But we still need more.  More lesbians, more transgender people, more allies and more stories.” Watch the video below.

 

Cory and Naya were joined by Ted Allen, Laverne Cox, Dakota Fanning, Vinny Guadagnino, Megan Hilty, Isis King, Carson Kressley, Padma Lakshmi, Jay Manuel, Bernadette Peters, Thomas Roberts, John Stamos, Kim Wayans, and others at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, which helps fund GLAAD’s work to share culture-changing stories that build support for equality.  For pictures of the event, click here.

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, visit glaad.org/mediaawards.

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

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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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.