Glee is one of the most LGBT-friendly programs on TV, so it’s no surprise that three of its stars have been tapped to host the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards. Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith, whose characters did battle this season after Finn outed Santana, will host the New York awards show on March 24. On June 2, their co-star Dianna Agron will host the San Francisco portion of the event, a role which Rivera filled in 2011.
Among those receiving awards this year are Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, executive producers of Smash. At the New York ceremony Broadway legend (and Smash guest star) Bernadette Peters will present them with the Visto Russo Award, which is given to an openly LGBT media professional who’s made a significant contribution to promoting LGBT equality. Later at the San Francisco ceremony, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shona Rhimes will receive the Golden Gate Award, which goes to a media professional whose work has increased visibility and understanding of the LGBT community. “Whether they bring the stories of LGBT people into living rooms or empower gay and lesbian individuals to take proactive steps in the face of inequality,” said GLAAD acting president Mike Thompson, “Each honoree is making tremendous strides toward full acceptance of the community.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter