Honoring leaders in the struggle against bullying in schools.
On October 23, the 11th annual GLSEN Respect Awards honored guests such as Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (Inspiration Award), Zachary Quinto (Champion Award), YouTube (Chairman’s Award), and Mars Hallman (Student Advocate of the Year). The annual gala recognizes the exceptional effort of individual and corporate leaders who have made a significant difference to ensure schools are safe and affirming for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies.
The event was held at Regent Beverly Wilshire and included honorary co-chairs Bob Greenblatt, Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak, and Julia Roberts, as well as JJ Abrams, Sasha Alexander, Stephanie Bauer, Greg Berlanti, Jessica Capshaw, Jason Collins, Dana Delaney, Connor Franta, Kearran Giovanni, Gigi Gorgeous, Todrick Hall, Kingsley, George Kotsiopoulos, Gavin MacIntosh, Trina McGee-Davis, Robbie Rogers, Cody Saintgnue, Kirsten Vangsness, Joe Zee, and many more. Throughout the event GLSEN had a live twitter feed using the hashtag #RespectAwards and the handle @glsen.
GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students. Celebrating its 25th year, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
For more information, visit GLSEN.