LGBT rights advocate GLAAD on Saturday honored Google, YouTube, Rick Welts, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier at GLAAD Gala San Francisco: Game Changers.

Google and YouTube received the inaugural Ric Weiland Award, which the group says “honors innovators who advance LGBT equality through tech and new media.”

The late Weiland, a computer software pioneer, was an avid supporter of LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations.

“Google is proud to be considered a Game Changer, especially in the memory of Ric Weiland and what his work represents,” Arjan Dijk, vice president of marketing at Google, said in accepting the award on behalf of Google and YouTube. “Google has a longstanding history of standing up for the LGBT community and we work hard to make sure that Google and YouTube are platforms that make information accessible to everyone. I am so proud and happy that YouTube and Google are global platforms that can help people find their way in life.”

Actress Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) hosted the event, which featured performances by Alex Newell, Stephan Jenkins, Eli Lieb and Neon Hitch.

Golden State Warrior President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts received GLAAD's Davidson / Valentini Award, which is given to an out media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBT equality.

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins presented the award. Collin's twin brother, Jason Collins, earlier this year became the NBA's first openly gay active player.

Welts came out in 2011, becoming the highest-ranking executive in men's professional team sports to publicly announce he's gay.

“No one really could have imagined … what's unfolded in our country over the past three years, even in the sports industry,” said Welts. “Robbie Rogers, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Michael Sam, as each one came out and told their own compelling personal story, they added to the quality and the depth of the conversation that's unfolding in professional sports. Much has been accomplished, but much is left to be done, not just at a professional level but in our colleges and in our high schools.  Acceptance starts early.”

Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, lead plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, received the group's Presidential Local Hero Award at the event.