It’s a big day for LGBT activism and the advancement of gay rights across the country as this morning’s announcement of the GLAAD Media Awards is sending shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry and mainstream news organizations from Hollywood to Manhattan. Now in their 25th year, the GLAAD awards celebrate film, journalism, music, and television that positively affects gay Americans who have been marginalized, degraded, and both politically and socially discriminated against for centuries. Tickets to the ceremony are available for $1,000 each.
In a year that saw the contentious yet eventual repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell,” continued battles over gay marriage and gay adoption both in and out the courtroom, and countless gay teen suicides due to vicious anti-gay schoolyard bullying, GLAAD’s acknowledgement of such nominees as the sexy HBO vampire drama True Blood and musical group Scissor Sisters’ dance album “Night Work” is more important, and more relevant, than ever.
To ensure that the message and celebration of responsible gay imagery is delivered and reinforced to all segments of the population throughout the United States, celebrities are invited to attend one (or all) of three star-studded and lavish ceremonies to be held in San Francisco, L.A., and New York City.