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Host of the late-night chat fest Watch What Happens Live, and all-around Bravo-lebrity Andy Cohen, has been announced as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Vito Russo award at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 4 in New York.
“Andy Cohen is a force in the entertainment industry who consistently prioritizes and celebrates LGBTQ stories. Both on-screen and behind-the-scenes, Andy’s trademark brand of LGBTQ advocacy has resulted in some of the buzziest and entertaining culture changing moments,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement.
Previous Vito Russo honorees include Samira Wiley, Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin, Cynthia Nixon, Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Ford, Billy Porter, Thomas Roberts, Suze Orman, and Alan Cumming, among others.
Not only will Cohen be receiving the award, but his longtime BFF Sarah Jessica Parker will present him with the honor. Cohen and Parker join the list of previously announced celebs who will be at the event, including cast members from FX’s Pose, Samantha Bee, Don Lemon, and Madonna, who will become the first woman ever to receive GLAAD’s Advocate for Change Award.
The queen of pop previously attended the GLAAD Media Awards back in 2013 when she presented the Vito Russo Award to journalist Anderson Cooper.
Don’t worry if you can’t score tickets to the ceremony because for the first time the New York GLAAD Media Awards will be broadcast on Logo, Sunday, May 12 at 8/7c.