Out actress Jessica Clark (True Blood) and outspoken LGBT ally Tamala Jones (Castle) presented the GLAAD Media Award to Any Day Now writer and director Travis Fine and star Isaac Leyva for the Outstanding Film – Limited Release category at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday. Check out the video below:
Any Day Now, starring Alan Cumming, Garrett Dillahunt and Isaac Leyva, is inspired by a true story from the late 1970s. A gay couple takes in an abandoned teenager with Down Syndrome and become the loving family the boy never had. But when their living arrangement is uncovered by police, the couple must fight a biased legal system to save the boy they've come to love as their own.
Tamala Jones participated in GLAAD's new "Coming Out for Equality" public service announcement campaign. The PSA series features a diverse group of straight celebrities and athletes "coming out of the closet" as supporters of equality and calling for other Americans to speak out. Visit glaad.org/ally to join the #AllyNetwork and take action for LGBT equality, watch featured PSAs, and find resources to help make your community a safe and supportive space. Check out Jones' video below.
Also at the event, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom received the Golden Gate Award. The reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants received the Corporate Leader Award. Guests included: Melanie Brown (America's Got Talent, Spice Girls); Tamala Jones (Castle); Guillermo Diaz (Scandal); Jessica Clark (True Blood); Jinkx Monsoon (RuPaul's Drag Race); Rex Lee (Suburgatory); Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Peter Paige (The Fosters); Jaymes Vaughn, James Davis (The Amazing Race); Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills); Jennifer Biesty, Ryan Scott, Josie Smith-Malave (Top Chef); Laverne Cox, E.J. Bonilla (Musical Chairs); Travis Fine, Isaac Leyva (Any Day Now); Dan Parent (writer, artist Kevin Keller); Marc Lamont Hill (HuffPost Live); Prop 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo, Paul Katami, Kris Perry, Sandra Stier; LGBT advocates Karen and Eric Andresen, Shane Bitney Crone, Jennifer Tyrrell and Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler; former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy; number one WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner; GLAAD National Spokespersons Wilson Cruz and Omar Sharif, Jr..
The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were presented nationally by Ketel One and Wells Fargo, and presented locally in San Francisco by Southwest Airlines.