Anderson Cooper Honored in New York March 16, by GLAAD

Anderson Cooper will be honored by GLAAD with Vito Russo Award, on March 16th, in New York City. 

GLAAD  SAYS …Anderson Cooper has long been an advocate for the LGBT community. His
wide range of subjects includes the bullying of LGBT youth, families
supporting their transgender children, and the dangers of the so-called
“ex-gay conversion therapy.” For his coverage of issues relevant to the
LGBT community, Anderson Cooper has received seven GLAAD Media Award
nominations, and has been awarded the trophy three times.

“By
sharing his own experiences as a gay man, Anderson has reminded millions
of Americans that LGBT people are part of their everyday lives and an
integral part of our cultural fabric,” said GLAAD President Herndon
Graddick. “He continues to raise the bar and set a new standard for
journalists everywhere, and I’m proud to call him a friend.”

GLAAD’s  24th Gala in New York takes place March 16, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The Vito Russo Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual
or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference
in promoting equality. Previous honorees include Ricky Martin, Rosie
O’Donnell, and Elton John. The Award takes its name from legendary
HIV/AIDS activist Vito Russo, who was also one of GLAAD’s founders.

Good Morning America anchors Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, and
Sam Champion will host the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, presented
locally by Delta Air Lines. The GLAAD Media Awards are presented
nationally by Ketel One and Wells Fargo.  

For ticket information visit: www.glaad.org/mediaawards

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