On The Red Carpet…GLAAD Media Awards NYC! Jonathan Groff, Lynda Carter and More!

'Transparent' stars Jeffrey Tambor & Judith Light were presenters. (Getty)

If you saw the photos from the GLAAD Media Awards posted over the weekend, you know that it was a star-studded event at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

But besides the star power, the message was clear in that there is still much work to be done to bring the LGBT community not only into the realm of equality but also safety and acceptance. As GLAAD CEO/President Sarah Kate Ellis said in her speech during the event, there is still work to be done.

Before the event, I was stationed on the red carpet and grabbed time with many of the attendees and some of GLAAD’s staff to talk about the past year and what we’re looking forward to.

Jonathan Groff talks importance of representation and getting back to Broadway

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Who better to host the GLAAD Media Awards than the always lively Ross Mathews?

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GLAAD CEO/President Sarah Kate Ellis and wife Kristen Henderson talk Bruce Jenner’s coming out.

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Did Lynda Carter know she had gay fans…um, YES!

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Karla Mosley was as shocked as ‘Bold & The Beautiful’ fans when her character came out as trans!

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Tituss Burgess talks playing Titus on ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

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How has country star Ty Herndon’s songwriting changed since coming out? 

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Crystal Chappell has been putting LGBT characters in her projects for years! 

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Do I look like a hot gay mafia dude? Androgynous model Rain Dove thinks so!

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GLAAD’s Omar Sharif Jr talks the trans issue in the world and GLAAD’s contribution.

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