Julia Roberts, Derek Hough and Rose McGowan were amongst the celebrities in attendance at the 10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles on Friday 17th Oct.

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts was at the event to receive the Humanitarian Award.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organisation founded in 1990 which focuses on ensuring school environments are safe for every pupil. The organisation's awards ceremony is held annually and is usually attended by a range of celebrities.

Derek Hough
Derek Hough was awarded the Inspiration Award.

This year's honourees include Roberts and DANNY MODER for the Humanitarian Award. In a statement, issued when the award winners were announced, GLSEN explained they had selected Roberts and Moder for "their commitment to, and support of, numerous philanthropic endeavours and humanitarian causes." The statement added, "They bring a sense of stewardship, responsibility and consciousness to their humanitarian efforts and serve as wonderful role models."

Morena Baccarin
Homeland star Morena Baccarin attended the GLSEN event.

NBC Chair of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt for the Chairman's Award and Derek Hough for the Inspiration Award. Greenblatt's long career and involvement in such television projects as The L Word and The Tudors was referenced in addition to his role as producer in the Tony award winning stage show A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Hough was praised for using his talents to provide a "voice to those less fortunate" and for his "bravery in speaking out against bullying through the lens of personal experience has positioned him as an invaluable advocate and ally for youth."

Rose McGowan
Former Charmed actress Rose McGowan was also in attendance.

In addition to the award recipients, other celebrities who attended the event included Grey's Anatomy actress Jessica Capshaw, Rizzoli & Isles actress Sasha Alexander, Homeland star Morena Baccarin, and actor, writer and director Johnathon Schaech.

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Jessica Capshaw and Sasha AlexanderActresses Jessica Capshaw and Sasha Alexander at the awards.

Johnathon Schaech
Johnathon Schaech at the event on Friday.