GLAAD celebrated its 25th Media Awards Gala at the Waldorf Astoria last night with a bevy of talents culminating with the goddess from down under Kylie Minogue! Can you see us gagging?
Seriously! It was an assembly line of talent, beauty and fashion.
Among those in attendance: Naomi Watts, the lovely Laura Prepon (LUV HER), uber talented Emmy Rossum, the cheeky Boy George, Candis Cayne, hotness Wilson Cruz, Swoosie Kurtz, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Samira Wiley, WWE’s Darren Young, George Takei, Raul Castillo – among others – all lending their support to an annual fete.
Now, let us tell y’all that we don’t gag for many – learned to control that reflex years ago – but Minogue is one that gets an involuntary reaction and its like we are at the starting gate discovering the muscle, for the first time, all over again!
She is eternal youth and the embodiment of sensuality. (You see? We are still gagging…)
“It’s an honor to be here with you all celebrating 25 years of diversity and inclusion in the media,” Minogue told the crowd. “I’m so proud of everything that GLAAD has done to encourage acceptance and make change,” she added.
Cheers mate. Right back at ya.
Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the national works of the esteemed org and their mission statement… allow us to share:
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
Without them the strides forward would be hindered ten-fold. And for them we are too grateful.
Although we were taken aback with being faced with 25 years! Wow. Where does time go? We’ve never been good at keeping track of it. Truth be told, at times, we’d like to forget all about how it just keeps on marching forward and make like Cher and turn it back.
But since we can’t, and Botox can only suspend it, the importance of organizations like GLAAD become even more vital.
Hats off to another year & another memorable event!
Laura Prepon at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards