MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will be honored
at the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Roberts will receive GLAAD's Vito Russo
Award in New York City on Saturday, May 9.
The award honors an openly LGBT media
professional who has made a significant difference promoting LGBT
“Quite a HUGE HONOR!” Roberts
posted on Facebook. “WOW!”
GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate
Ellis said that Roberts had rightfully earned the award.
“Thomas Roberts isn't afraid to put a
spotlight on injustices faced by LGBT people that all too often go
unreported. As a journalist and anchor with a widespread audience,
he brings stories to national attention, leading the conversation and
accelerating acceptance of the LGBT community.”
recipients include actor George Takei, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper,
singer Ricky Martin and money guru Suze Orman.
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