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GLAAD Honors Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Sean Hayes at 30th Annual Media Awards in LA

30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles was presented by Ketel One Family-Made Vodka.

Hosted by comedian and TV personality Ross Mathews, the evening honored power-couple and LGBTQ allies Jay-Z and Beyoncé with the Vanguard Award and actor Sean Hayes with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.


Olympian Adam Rippon and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne kicked off the show toasting to Ketel One Vodka and GLAAD’s nine-year partnership. Queer Eye’Jonathan Van Ness, who is celebrating his birthday today, walked the carpet with the rest of the Fab 5 (Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Karamo Brown) as well as bestie / unofficial figure skating partner Michelle Kwan.

Special guests Josh Duhamel, Olivia Munn, Allison Janney, Lea Michele, Adam Lambert, Nico Santos, Meghan Trainor, EJ Johnson, Nick Robinson, Greg Louganis, Lena Waithe, Todrick Hall, Jameela Jamil, Adam Lambert, and Gigi Gorgeous also turned out to celebrate.

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