The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards saw the arrival of LGBT activists from all areas of the media, led by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation president Kristen Ellis-Henderson and her partner and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. Various celebrities were honoured at the event including 'Star Trek' actor George Takei, and comedy show 'Orange is the New Black' also won an award.
Basketball star Derrick Gordon was also there, along with anti-bullying youth activist Marcel Neergaard, transgender model Geena Rocero, 'More Scenes from a Gay Marriage' star Jared Allman, fashion photographer Andrew Jefferis and others.
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The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.