This Saturday my family and I will be on stage speaking at The GLAAD Media Awards. We will be rubbing elbows with some pretty exciting folks including Anderson Cooper and Madonna!
So what exactly does GLAAD do??
(From GLAAD’s info page) For over 25 years, GLAAD has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day.
Why? Because words and images matter.
What people see in the media has a huge impact and GLAAD ensures images of LGBT people and allies grow acceptance, understanding and build support for equality.
GLAAD as a Storyteller
GLAAD moves people. By combining our expertise and resources, GLAAD amplifies the voice of our community to keep equality at the forefront of America’s cultural conversation. Our impact on newspapers, magazines, blogs, radio, television, movies and more transforms attitudes to bring about real change.
GLAAD as a Watchdog
GLAAD creates change. We hold the media accountable for the words and images they produce. When media is used as a platform to defame and stereotype LGBT people, GLAAD takes action. We leverage 25 years of media relationships and countless hours of media advocacy to send important messages against homophobia and discrimination.
So not only does GLAAD hold the media accountable, they reward them for positively portraying LGBT people and the issues that they face. They hold this event three times a year in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. After attending the show on Saturday my family and I will have been blessed enough to attend and speak at one in each city.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a number of celebrities at these events and I can’t wait to share pics this year!!
View photos from The GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco 2012 here.
View photos from The GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles 2012 here.
Wanna watch live feed of the Red Carpet?? Sign up to watch HERE! The events begin on Saturday March 16th at 5:30pm ET, but you have to sign up to watch!