The Hunger Games' Josh
Hutcherson and Chaz Bono were honored Saturday night at the Gay and
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) 23rd annual
Media Awards in Los Angeles.
Hutcherson received the group's
Vanguard Award for his gay advocacy.
The 19-year-old actor is an outspoken
ally of the gay community, recording several videos aimed at gay
teens with Straight But Not Narrow (SBNN) founder Avan Jogia.
Hutcherson proud of gay rights advocacy.)
“Josh's commitment to achieving
equality for every American is a message he carries in his work on
screen and off, earning him the honor of being GLAAD's youngest-ever
Vanguard Award recipient,” GLAAD President Herndon Graddick said in
Activists and author Bono, an outspoken
advocate for transgender rights, received the group's Stephen F.
Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or
transgender member of the entertainment community.
Previous Stephen F. Kolzak Award
honorees include Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge,
Bill Condon, Todd Haynes, Alan Ball, Ellen DeGeneres, Sir Ian
McKellen and Robert Greenblatt.
Bono also shared GLAAD's outstanding
documentary prize with directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato for
Becoming Chaz, the film that chronicles Bono's female to male
Other winners were ABC's Modern
Family for comedy series and Focus Features mature coming out
drama Beginners for wide-release film.