GLAAD Media Awards Event Details #glaadawards

Thank you for joining us in San Francisco for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, nationally presented by Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo and locally presented by Southwest Air Lines.

This year, GLAAD will honor Gavin Newsom with the Golden Gate Award, Adam Lambert with the Davidson/Valentini Award and The San Francisco Giants will receive the Corporate Leader Award. Other guests include Prop 8 Plaintiffs Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo and Kris Perry & Sandra Stier, Mel B, Laverne Cox, Guillermo Diaz and newly crowned America's Drag Superstar Jinkx Monsoon.

Below are important event details regarding the evening's activities.  If you have guests attending, please forward this email to them.

GLAAD Media Awards San Francisco
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 5:30pm
Hilton San Francisco - Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA

Attire: Black tie optional

Ticket Collection

  • Tickets will not be mailed. 
  • Upon arrival at the Hilton San Francisco, please enter through the hotel main entrance and proceed to the lobby level (Golden Gate Foyer) to guest check-in.  Tickets will be available for pick-up from 4:30 p.m. onwards on the day of the event (please note the reception begins at 5:30 p.m.).
  • Tickets will be held under each guest's last name.  If we do not have your guests' last name, their ticket(s) will be with yours. 
  • Guests are required to keep their tickets with them at all times as security will be strictly enforced.

Schedule of Events

  • 4:30 P.M. - Guest Check-In Opens - Tickets Available for Pickup – Lobby Level Golden Gate Foyer
  • 5:30 P.M. - Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction – Golden Gate Foyer
  • 7:00 P.M. - GLAAD 24th Annual Media Awards – Continental Ballroom

After-Party immediately following the conclusion of the Awards (estimated approx. 10:00PM) in the Golden Gate Ballroom, on the ground floor.

See the full list of Special Guests and Performers


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Ticketing Questions

Call Dwayne Jones on 323.634.2098


Disclaimer: You are being photographed.  Your entrance into the GLAAD media awards will serve as your volunteer agreement to appear on screen as part of any production, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, including on websites, in advertisements and promotions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Preview our Live and Silent Auction Items!

As part of the GLAAD Media Awards, guests can participate in the silent and live auctions. There are several unique and exciting packages in all price ranges, giving everyone an opportunity to participate and raise money to support GLAAD. Preview the live and silent auction items now >>


  • Eight (8) Night Irish Pride Excursion - Experience Ireland with this luxurious travel package by Preferred Hotel Group. With round trip, coach airfare, enjoy all Ireland has to offer, visiting Belfast, Dublin, Straffon-County Kildare and Shannon.
  • 7 Night Getaway to Paradise - Discover a world of opportunity wherever you want, or relax under the shade of swaying palm trees at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa. Explore this resort’s white sandy beach or sample French Polynesian favorites while taking in spectacular views of the South Pacific. No matter what you desire, you are sure to make memories. Includes round trip Coach airfare for two (2). 


The silent auction will be packed with special experiences and getaways, including:

  • Golden State Warriors Present Honorary Captain Package for Child - Includes two (2) tickets to a Golden State Warriors Home Game at Oracle Arena during 2013-14; Exclusive Warriors Locker Room Tour; Meal for Two at the Courtside Club; Photo with Team Captains on court; Replica Jersey of Player of Choice
  • San Jose Repertory Theater VIP Opening Night Festivities - Four (4) invitations to the Bay Area Premiere of "Next Fall" by Geoffrey Nauffts on October 23, 2013; Dinner including wine and dessert in the theater with meet and greet with the show's director, designers, theater staff and board trustees; Four (4) premium seats to the evening's performance; Wine and treats with the cast immediately following the performance; Attendance at the private opening night cast party at nearby restaurant
  • Explore Alaska's Final Frontier - Package includes; three (3) Night stay at the McKinley Chalet in Denali National Park with complimentary breakfast, Tundra Wilderness Tours, Cabin Nite Dinner Theater and two (2) round-trip Alaska Rail-Road tickets to Anchorage
  • Indulge and discover in Key West, FL - Package includes three (3) Night stay at best gay resort, Island House

For a complete listing of all on all the Live and silent auction items please go to: