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: Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith and John Stamos Auction Off "Sweet Lady Kisses" at the #glaadawards in New York
Last night, Glee co-stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith took the stage at the GLAAD Media Awards for a kiss off, giving the opportunity to fans to lock lips with their favorite stars while helping fund GLAAD’s work. The two competed to auction off “sweet lady kisses” to the highest bidder. John Stamos bid on Naya but then decided to join them on stage and auction off kisses as well. Cory’s kiss, in a Glee/Smash crossover, went to Megan Hilty who stood in for the bidder. Watch the video below.
Cory, Naya, John Stamos and Megan Hilty were joined by Ted Allen, Laverne Cox, Dakota Fanning, Vinny Guadagnino, Isis King, Carson Kressley, Padma Lakshmi, Jay Manuel, Bernadette Peters, Thomas Roberts, Kim Wayans, and others at the 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.