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: Padma Lakshmi & Thomas Roberts present award for Oustanding Magazine Article at #glaadawards in NYC
Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi joined MSNBC's Thomas Roberts to present the award for Outstanding Magazine Article at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday.
Black Enterprise's "Black & Gay in Corporate America" by Carolyn M. Brown tied with Metro Weekly's "15th Anniversary of the Passage of the Defense of Marriage Act" (series) by Chris Geidner for the honor.
In her acceptance remarks, Brown quotes civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, saying "In every community, we need a group of angelic troublemakers" and adding, "For me, this is just the beginning."
Geidner emphasized the importance of LGBT media, saying "I appreciate that GLAAD was willing to look at the value that LGBT media brings to our discussions today."
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.
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.