GLAAD Hands Out A Rainbow Coalition of Media Awards
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy group, GLAAD announced award recipients at its 1st GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising ceremony presented by Ogilvy and Southwest Airlines. Award recipients and nominees can be seen here.
The GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising recognize and honor individuals and projects in the advertising and marketing industries for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.
Actor Alan Cumming, who received the Vito Russo Award at the 16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, hosted the event and was joined by Bryan Batt from Mad Men and Jay Manuel from America's Next Top Model.
At the event, Logo General manager Lisa Sherman presented Subaru with the Corporate Responsibility Award for its commitment to the LGBT consumer. Actress Judith Light along with LGBT advocate and author David Mixner presented Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams with the Public Visibility Award for their inclusion of LGBT stories in advertisements for their furniture company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
The advertisement "Golfers" by Orbitz.com received a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Television - Mainstream Market category. The advertisement ran on national television channels and included a golfer wearing an LGBT equality symbol. Allstate's "Insurance Comes Out" campaign received the GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Print/Outdoor - Mainstream Market category. The outdoor advertisement ran on bus shelters and in health clubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco to pay homage to the company's LGBT consumers.