Josh Hutcherson, Milla Jovovich Miriam Shor and Mark Deklin were among the celebrities who showed their support for gay rights at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) 23rd annual Media Awards held last weekend in Los Angeles.

At the show, Cher and Mary Bono Mack presented Chaz Bono with the group's Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment community, and Hutcherson, 19, became the group's youngest Vanguard Award recipient for his gay rights advocacy.

Actress Milla Jovovich told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet that she attended the show to honor her gay friends and colleagues and “to educate people about human rights.”

“I mean everyone deserves to be treated equally,” she added.

Max Adler, who plays a closeted student on Fox's Glee, said he supports GLAAD because “I truly do believe in equality and acceptance and the fact that everyone should have a chance to live out their dreams and their goals and have a fair shot at everything they want to accomplish and achieve.”

“The fact that there's going to be people that try to knock that down or stop that from happening because of their own wrong, wacky, crazy beliefs is just disgusting and heartbreaking. So I'm here because whatever I can do to stop that from happening to anybody else in the future I'll do.”

Mark Deklin, who plays a closeted husband on ABC's Good Christian Belles, and his TV wife, Miriam Shor, said that playing their characters made them “ambassadors between the two worlds [gay and straight].”

“It's odd but I think it's really great for us to step up to that and say, 'OK, I'll be that ambassador,” Deklin said.

“Yeah, lets talk about this. Let's get it out in the open,” Shor added.

“It's the real world and these people are here and get used to it, as the slogan goes,” Deklin added. “And I think it's important for us to be here.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)