The stars and creators of Glee, Pretty Little Liars, Grey’s Anatomy and more came out to the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco Saturday night to have, you guessed it, a gay old time. The show mixed activism with fun and the second annual sweet lady kiss auction to raise awareness and cash for GLAAD and the work it does on behalf of the LGBT community in the media.
Glee star Dianna Agron followed her co-star Naya Rivera from last year as host for 2012. Presenters/attendees included Pretty Little Liars stars Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson, the cast of Scandal, the cast of Degrassi and Rita Moreno and Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice/Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes received a special award. But the stars and honorees all stopped to chat with AfterEllen.com on the red carpet (well, it was more multi-colored with a large geometric pattern) before the show started. Some highlights from our exclusive interviews.
With Dianna Agron, who hosted the show and plays Quinn on Glee:
AE: So I have to ask you about Faberry, there are legions of people who are fans of the Quinn-Rachel relationship. Tell me about them and do you hear a lot from them and what you think about their championing of that coupling?
AE: Are there nods to that on the show? There was that scene where Santana says, “Stop making out with Berry.”
AE: How much can we expect to see of Yale Quinn next season?