young adults program & after party

GLAAD Media Awards Young Adults Program – National Honorary Chairs

We are proud to announce the expansion of the GLAAD Media Awards Young Adults Program to New York & Los Angeles! Fully underwritten by our partners, the Young Adults Program gives youth the opportunity to attend the GLAAD Media Awards.

With attendance doubling to over 1,000 youth in 2011, the GLAAD Media Awards Young Adults Program offers LGBT youth in New York and Los Angeles the opportunity to attend the GLAAD Media Awards and see positive images of LGBT leaders and allies that support the LGBT community. By engaging young adults in the GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD shares stories and images of leaders in the media community, and helps youth in their journey toward acceptance, ultimately moving these young adults to become the LGBT leaders of the future.

Celebrities who have attended the Young Adults Program include: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, and Jenna Ushkowitz (GLEE), Dustin Lance Black (MILK), Dana DeLaney (Desperate Housewives), Scott Michael Foster, Paul James, & Amber Stevens (GREEK), Leisha Hailey & Kate Moennig (The L Word), TR Knight (Grey’s Anatomy), Adam Lambert, Becki Newton & Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Darryl Stephens, Jensen Atwood, and Christian Vincent (Noah’s Arc), Wanda Sykes, Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Johnny Weir and many more!!!

To attend, download one of the registration forms below! (doc)

New York Registration Form
Los Angeles Registration Form

Deadline to Reserve Tickets:

New York: March 4, 2011

Los Angeles: March 25, 2011

Please direct any questions to the National Chair of the GLAAD Media Awards Young Adults Program, Lester Alemán, at

New York Event Timeline:

  • 6:30pm - Registration & Ticketing
  • 8:00pm - GLAAD Media Awards show
  • 9:30pm -Young Adults After Party
    Attire: Business Casual

Los Angeles Event Timeline:

  • 5:30pm - Registration & Ticketing
  • 7:00pm - GLAAD Media Awards show
  • 8:30pm -Young Adults After Party
    Attire: Business Casual

To be eligible for Young Adult tickets, you must be between the ages of 14 - 21 with proof of high school/higher education school enrollment or chaperoning a group of eligible students. These ticket types provide access to the GLAAD Media Awards as well as a Young Adult After-Party immediately following the awards show. Confirmations will be sent upon receipt of a space reservation form.

Young Adults Patron:

Young Adults Underwriters:
Bridgestone Americas | Cirque du Soleil | Glenn Close |Alan Cumming | Tom Ford & Richard Buckley | Suze Orman | Bishop Gene Robinson | Dame Elizabeth Taylor | Barbara Walters