Anderson Cooper presented Kelly Ripa with GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award tonight at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Lynda Carter presented the Vito Russo Award to out journalist Thomas Roberts.
As part of GLAAD's Global Voices program, which works to accelerate LGBT acceptance across the globe, GLAAD is participating in and celebrating IDAHOT together with thousands of diverse groups and individuals.
This morning, GLAAD released its third annual Studio Responsibility Index mapping the quantity and quality of LGBT people in mainstream films during the 2014 calendar year. We found slight improvement in LGBT images, but a lack of substantial characters.