As attacks on the LGBTQ community rise in the U.S., celebrities are showing their allyship. On Thursday night, stars gathered for the annual GLAAD Media Awards, and they took a stand in support of the queer community. READ MORE: Miley Cyrus Donates To LGBTQ+ Book Organization In Response To ‘Rainbowland’ Ban Among the stars on hand were Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Lynch, who helped to get the show started.
Host Margaret Cho opened things with jokes about Donald Trump’s indictment. Ricky Martin appeared onstage to present Bad Bunny with the Vanguard Award, nothing that “the most streamed artist in history is loudly standing with trans women and the entire community” and letting “the LGBTQ people dance, sing love and live lives authentically.
That could not be more important right now.” Thanking the whole LGBTQ community for “embracing me, for loving me the way they do, and for inspiring me too,” Bad Bunny said: “I believe that following my heart has led me to where I am, following my heart has brought me here receiving this award, surrounded by such beautiful people.
I believe that when you have a good heart and you give love, that’s what you receive back.” Christina Aguilera was also at the gala, receiving Advocate for Change Award from Club Q shooting survivor Michael Anderson. “When you’ve been a victim of violence, abuse or trauma, it is incredibly hard and scary to find your voice and fight back.