By: The Seattle Lesbian
Fan favorites Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones hosted the GLAAD Media Awards last night in Los Angeles, CA. The Seattle Lesbian was there on the red carpet and in the ballroom to experience it all with surprise guest…the one and only…Dolly Parton!
Sean Hayes presented the Vanguard Award to Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, who has spoken out repeatedly for full equality for LGBT people. In 2010, Chenoweth publically challenged a controversial Newsweek article which incorrectly asserted that gay actors cannot play straight roles. The Vanguard Award is presented to individuals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community in the media.
“I want to encourage many people of all faiths to come forward and stand with me,” Chenoweth said in her remarks. “Even if you don’t believe in Jesus the way I do, he did teach love — not just tolerance, but acceptance. I’m lucky I had parents who adopted me at birth, conservative Southern Baptists who said, ‘You will love everyone the same’…Mostly I would like to thank GLAAD for this amazing, amazing honor. This is the biggest honor I have ever received.”
Read the full recap with video here!
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