The gays got a bit glitzy this weekend in Los Angeles, with GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) handing out some of their media awards. Beginners continued its run of awards success, picking up ‘Outstanding Film – Wide Release’.
Also from the world of film was Josh Hutcherson, who became the youngest person ever to receive the Vanguard Award, given to someone in the public eye who’s worked hard towards LGBT rights. Hutcherson may be only 19, but he co-founded the organisation Straight But Not Narrow, which works to promote gay-straight alliances in schools and elsewhere.
You can see his speech at the event below, along with Cher introducing her son, Chaz, who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, given to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.
Other guests at the event included Ellen DeGeneres, Betty White, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Benicio Del Toro, Joshua Jackson, Perez Hilton, Guillermo Diaz and Milla Jovovich.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Chaz Bono
Vanguard Award: Josh Hutcherson
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Beginners
Outstanding Documentary: Becoming Chaz
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Individual Episode: TIE: “Prom” Drop Dead Diva and “Beards” Hot in Cleveland