Kristin Chenoweth & Ricky Martin to be honored with GLAAD awards

February 11th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Entertainment Weekly reports that Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth will be amongst the people that will be honored this year during the annual awards of the Gays and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

GLAAD seeks to promote the rights of gays and lesbians so every year members of the public that help promote their cause are honored. On that note Chenoweth will be receiving an award for her role in promoting the cause of lesbians and gays in the United States.

Monsters and Critics reports that Chenoweth has been recognized by GLAAD as having increasing understanding for the gay and lesbian community. She is also being honored for speaking against those that try to suppress the rights of the LGBT community in the United States.

To recognize her contribution, she will be given the Vanguard Award during the ceremony in New York.

Ricky though will be receiving the Vito Russo Award for his help to the Latino gay and lesbian community in the United States. The award organizers say that his “coming out” has helped the community.

This year’s awards will be held on the 19th of March.

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