What a night! 2013 Respect Awards - New York
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Jason Collins, NBA athlete & 2013 Courage Award recipient, answers questions before the show begins
Matt Bomer greets students Joey Kemmerling and Emet Tauber
Members of Farrington High School GSA—GLSEN’s 2013 GSA of the Year—pose with Janet Mock
Janet Mock snaps a picture with two members from Farrington High GSA
Barbara Frankel (DiversityInc), Respect Awards - New York co-chair with guests.
Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon at dinner
GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard talks with Jason Collins and openly gay high school football player Leo Washington
Former NFL football player Wade Davis plants a kiss on Eliza Byard while walking the red carpet before GLSEN’s 2013 Respect Awards - New York
Lilla Crawford (Broadway’s Annie) and Jonathan Del Arco (The Closer) on the red carpet before GLSEN’s 2013 Respect Awards - New York
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“You gotta give ‘em hope.” It’s Harvey Milk Day.
Thank you to each and every one of you for being part of the change that Harvey Milk dreamed of. You are a hope and inspiration and we are honored to have you as partners, participants and supporters.
Courage Award recipient Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards speaks on stage at the tenth annual 2013 GLSEN Respect Awards which honors extraordinary allies in our safe schools as well as those who serve as strong role models for our nations youth on May 20, 2013 at Gotham Hall in New York City .
(Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Great guy, great night.
“You know, it’s not really coming out, … It’s more like a long, long walk through what began as a narrow corridor that starts to widen.” -George Takei, on his coming out process
Learn more about George and his accomplishments here.
“We just got back from the prom.”
“Did you have dates?”
It’s prom season and at GLSEN, we believe that all students should be able to go to prom with partners and in outfits that are right for them.
We’ve still got work to do, but thankfully, that’s already a reality for some students.