On Saturday April 21, Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites hosted the 23rd Annual GLADD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards celebrates the most outstanding images of the LGBT community in the media this year.
Hunger Games start Josh Hutcherson was presented with the Vanguard Award by Benicio Del Toro for his continued support of the LGBT community through Straight But Not Narrow, a nationwide organization of straight supporters of gay rights.
GLAAD’s new president Herndon Graddick said of Hutcherson, “I think it shows the changing of the times. He’s a 19-year-old actor, who even before The Hunger Games, formed his own organization to support gay rights. It shows you that young people are over this particular issue. I think it’s huge.”
Also in attendance was Ellen DeGeneres, Jason Mraz, Betty White, Chaz Bono, Max Adler, Mila Jovovich, Perez Hilton, Fran Drescher, LZ Granderson, Joshua Jackson, Ali Larter, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Molly Shannon and more.