PHOTOS: Celebrities Share Messages of Hope, Inspiration on GLAAD's Red Carpet

Superstars, advocates, and out trailblazers celebrated the progress of LGBT depictions in media and offered words of encouragement in the continuing battle for equality at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.



David Millbern (Actor-Producer, From Here on Out)
On continuing the fight for positive LGBT visibility in media:
“It’s so important to remember the history of LGBT people in media is ongoing. We owe so much to those who came before us, but it’s our responsibility to keep creating images that are authentic and true to us so that young people feel supported, they are represented, and they can grow into a world that’s ready to accept them for who they are.”

Ross Mathews (Hello Ross)
On what drives him to be a visible out person in the media:
“What drives me is to make sure that it’s different for kids now then it was for me growing up. I used to watch TV and I would never see anything that said to me, you can be a happy, openly gay, successful grown-up. It wasn’t represented, and so everything I’ve done has been to try to give kids now someone to look at and say, ‘I can be whoever, whatever I am, and I can be happy.’”

Meghan McCain (Raising McCain, daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain)
On her passion for being an LGBT ally:
“Being an ally is unbelievably important to me, and the LGBT movement has become such a passion of mine. I really do believe it is the civil rights movement of my generation, and a night like tonight is great because we’re celebrating how far we’ve come, but it’s also a reminder that the fight needs to be ongoing.”

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