On Wednesday night here in Los Angeles, The Paley Center for Media hosted its annual Los Angeles gala, celebrating the important role that television has played over the past six decades in the issue of LGBT equality.
Besides having influential persons from past and present at the event, the gala also marked the launch of an expanded LGBT media collection, which chronicles the history of LGBT images in the medium. The evening benefited the Paley Center's public, industry and education programs.
Honey Maid, which made headlines earlier this year by including same sex families in its recent ad campaign, was the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Co-Chairs were Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Hearst Corp, ESPN and Viacom & Paramount Pictures. Besides many others, the LGBT advocacy organization, GLAAD, also supported the event.
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