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Chaz Bono to Receive Equality Award From GLAAD

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Chaz BonoThe Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will honor Chaz Bono with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at its April 21 ceremony. Bono will be the first transgender person to be given the equality award, and GLAAD acting president Mike Thompson acknowledged Bono’s vanguard role in the organization’s official statement.

“Chaz has opened the door for countless others, reshaping the way Americans think about transgender people today,” Thompson said. “His bold leadership in sharing his story as a transgender man, as well as his tireless work to secure equality for every American, embodies the values of GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award.”

Other celebrities who have won this equality award include Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa Etheridge and Wanda Sykes.