“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.