Out actor Jussie Smollett of Empire presented the award in Outstanding Talk Show Episode to Ugandan transgender advocate Pepe Julian Onziema for his episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Out athletes Michael Sam and Jason Collins accepted the award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage alongside Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Chris Stone, presented by out actors Tituss Burgess and Jonathan Groff.
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.
While the LGBT community has seen great advances towards equality, including numerous law and policy changes, there is still much farther to go before everyone in the LGBT community has full equality and cultural acceptance.
This Saturday, the American Military Partner Association is hosting their 2nd Annual National Gala in Washington, DC. This gala is expected to draw up to 400 LGBT service members, military spouses, veterans, and allies from across the country, all celebrating and honoring modern military families.