Thursday, March 18, 2010

GLAAD Celebrities Speak OUT For Gay Equality

Produced by Charlotte Robinson


In this audio montage Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson, Host of OUTTAKE VOICES™, talks with celebrities on the Red Carpet at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards in NYC. Gay Activist and Actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City) received the Vito Russo Award. Gay Ally Joy Behar (The View, The Joy Behar Show) accepted the Excellence in Media Award. When asked about their personal commitment to LGBT civil rights Nixon said, “We’re going to keep going until we have marriage equality in every one of the fifty states. I am frustrated with the Obama administration but I am gratified that he has finally sounded a battle cry on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. Now it’s time to move on the “Defense of Marriage Act.” It’s time to repeal that.” Behar added, “Well my commitment to any civil rights is that we need to have equality across the board in this country. It’s an absolute disgrace when you don’t have equality across the board, whether it’s about an ethnic group or a particular race or a gender issue, it’s outrageous. So I just think you know my whole shtick is equality for everyone. It’s nice to get this Award to see that people are acknowledging that I do something for this world, whatever it is.”

Gay Ally and Actress Sigourney Weaver (Avatar) accepted the award for Outstanding TV Movie “Prayers for Bobby” (Lifetime) in which she starred and was joined by the movie’s Producers and Gay Activists Daniel Sladek and Chris Taaffe. They were all very outspoken about their commitment to LGBT equality. Gay Allies Jill Zarin (The Real Housewives of New York City) and Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker (America's Next Top Model) also voiced their heterosexual pro-gay perspectives. Gay Activists and Actors Sandra Bernhard, Sarah Paulson, Bryan Batt (Mad Men) and Oscar Winning Writer Dustin Lance Black (Milk) were also passionately vocal about LGBT equality.

Additional GLAAD Media Awards will be announced during events in Los Angeles on April 17 where GLAAD will honor Drew Barrymore and Wanda Sykes as well as in San Francisco on June 5.
For More Info & Tix: glaad.org

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