Video! Interviewing Out Lesbian Amber Heard, Others, at GLAAD’s 25th Anniversary Party

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s LGBT media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, marked 25 years of service to LGBT Americans.”

Autostraddle design director Alex Vega and Autostraddle Calendar girl Miss April (and Host-with-the-Most) Sarah Croce hit the grey/blue carpet in Los Angeles on December 3rd to talk to the likes of Chaz Bono, Wilson Cruz, Amber Heard (obviously), and “Pioneer Award” recipient Jonathan Murray (executive producer of The Real World, Road Rules and Project Runway) about gay things and GLAAD.

Richard Jennings, former President & Executive Director of GLAAD, was also honored at the event with the GLAAD Founders’ Award.

It was a great event for an organization that we still very much need on our side, fighting for our community in the media. As it said on the screen at GLAAD’s event: words and images matter.

In between the honorees and guests speeches, they played video clips of GLAADs history since 1985. Sounds boring? It was not. I almost cried and I never cry.

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Cofounder and Design Director of Autostraddle. Professional web/graphic designer. Whiskey enthusiast. Drumming hobbyist. A past speaker at the 2010 BlogHer Conference ("Good Blog Design: The Role of Layout in an Online Medium"), 2013 Salon LGBTQ Conference ("Innovative Best Practices for Brand-Blogger Campaigns") and featured in the Los Angeles Edition of Refinery29's 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-owns and manages Tully's Training, a dog training company in Los Angeles. Twitter: @a_ex Instagram: alexxxvegaaa

Alex has written 100 articles for us.


  1. Love you guys and your relaxed interviewing style.
    “I think you have a stalker and you should ask her out” – amazing!

  2. “this is alex coming live from the twilight premeire-just kidding! its just my jacket” i laughed so hard.

  3. Did I detect a miniscule, teeny-tiny difference in body language when interviewing the old guy compared to the hot young lesbian?

    Fun video, thanks guys.

  4. Also Alex has counting issues or ADD cause she only told me three of the five things that she wanted to share. And then she got distracted. Maybe there was something shiny. I do that too sometimes.

  5. I loved the video, the interviews were great! Alex is so talented and I’m not saying that just because I’m her Mother! Sarah you were great also! :)

  6. Amazing work, Alex. You and Ms. Croce, who I have yet to meet, are the bomb–I just hope you don’t blow up. Love you and miss you.

  7. Excellent work, excellent words. Love how everyone is getting so matter-of-fact with who they are. Ascension, hollerrrrr.

  8. i didn’t even finish watching the video yet.
    i paused it at 4:00
    i just want to say.
    hi autostraddle.
    i love you.
    i love amber heard.
    i love you all.
    sometimes it’s so hard to feel anything remotely warm or positive.
    but right now i all i feel is love.
    (tag bjork reference.)

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  10. Amber.Heard. My tongue would have swelled and I would have past out from lack of oxygen… forreals.

  11. Alex and Sarah and funny. The song choices were interesting, especially using the song, S.E.X. when Amber Heard walked over to be interviewed.

  12. When Sarah said “budget cuts” I heard it as “bunch of cunts”. If you listen to it now, that’s all you’ll be able to hear, trust me.

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