If you were a fan of the sadly defunct show Pushing Daisies, then you will definitely want to check out our interview with legendary stage and screen actress (and lovely human being) Swoosie Kurtz.
Sure, we love the ladies but let’s also hear it for the boys! I swooned a little when the fantastic actor/activist Wilson Cruz gave a shout out to the lesbians in the house. He also spoke very highly of GLAAD’s new CEO, Sara Kate Ellis.
George Takei, who was being honored with the Vito Russo Award, and his husband Brad Altman stopped by our red carpet spot to be generally awesome and charming.
Newly at the helm of GLAAD is Sarah Kate Ellis, who talked with us about the organization’s new three point focus. She was accompanied by her wife, Antigone Rising rocker, Kristen Ellis-Henderson.
While I wasn’t able to talk to all of your favorites like Laverne Cox, Laura Prepon, and Samira Wiley, I can tell you that they are indeed affable and lovely ladies. Kylie Minogue, who later danced and sang on a table at the gala, was a mere two feet from me, giving interviews to the more gay male geared outlets. Alas, I was unable to ask if the video for “Sexercise” was a shout out to her lesbian fans. Laverne Cox was kind enough to take lots of selfies with fellow reporters, and yes, is as stunning as you imagine in real life. It was a magical night when fun and philanthropy mixed, and arts and community were celebrated. In what some would say in past years has tended to be to be a fairly gay male slanted event, there was a real feeling of lesbian and transgender inclusion, which we can only hope continues to grow and thrive.
Here are some of the dazzling red carpet looks at this year’s NYC GLAAD Media Awards.