>With less than 2 weeks to go, GLSEN is busy preparing for the Respect Awards - Los Angeles taking place on Friday, October 21. This special evening will raise crucial funds to support our life-changing work to create safer schools for every student regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
In anticipation of the event, Entertainment Tonight ran a segment about our honorees on this evening's broadcast.
The entertainment news show also featured information about our charityBUZZ online auction where individuals can bid on amazing experiences to support our efforts nationwide. A complete listing of auction items can be found here.
Our 2011 honorees include:
Michele and Rob Reiner will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award;
Wells Fargo (on behalf of Patricia Callahan) will accept the Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion Award;
Rick Welts will accept the Inspiration Award;
Chaz Bono will accept the Hero Award and;
GLSEN will soon be announcing our Student Advocate of the Year!
To read complete bios of all the honorees visit our website here.
Stay tuned for more exciting details about this event as we quickly approach October 21. Information about our Student Advocate of the Year and a complete list of celebrities will be available soon.
Do you follow @GLSEN on Twitter? We will be tweeting throughout the Respect Awards so make sure to join us! Don't forget to use our hashtag #RespectLA throughout the night.