Anderson Cooper To Be Honored With GLAAD AwardEven though he just came out in 2011, Anderson Cooper will be honored with a big award by GLAAD for his work advocating for the LGBT community. The Anderson Cooper 360° host will be presented with the Vito Russo Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York, New York, states GLAAD.
"Anderson Cooper has long been an advocate for the LGBT community. His wide range of subjects includes the bullying of LGBT youth, families supporting their transgender children, and the dangers of the so-called 'ex-gay conversion therapy.' For his coverage of issues relevant to the LGBT community, Anderson Cooper has received seven GLAAD Media Award nominations, and has been awarded the trophy three times," the GLAAD release said.
"By sharing his own experiences as a gay man, Anderson has reminded millions of Americans that LGBT people are part of their everyday lives and an integral part of our cultural fabric," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. "He continues to raise the bar and set a new standard for journalists everywhere, and I'm proud to call him a friend."