A trio of “Glee” stars — Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith — have signed on to cohost the 23rd GLAAD Media Awards. Rivera, who hosted the San Francisco portion of the awards last year, will lead the festivities alongside Monteith in this year’s New York show, while Agron will perform her hosting duties from San Francisco.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will honor several media companies and key figures: Facebook will be recognized for its efforts to prevent bullying, while Shonda Rhimes, the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” will accept the Golden Gate Award. And Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the executive producers of “Smash,” will be honored with the Visto Russo Award.
“Whether they bring the stories of LGBT people into living rooms or empower gay and lesbian individuals to take proactive steps in the face of inequality, each honoree is making tremendous strides toward full acceptance of the community,” said Mike Thompson, the acting president of GLAAD.
The New York GLAAD Awards will take place on March 24, while the San Francisco portion falls on June 2.