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Stars Attend 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards sponsored by Ketel One Vodka

Ketel One Family-Made Vodka joined forces once again with GLAAD at their annual media awards ceremony in New York City. The Hilton Midtown provided the perfect venue to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and the incredible progress made by powerhouses dedicated to advancing representation in the media.

One of the many highlights of the evening was this year’s recipient of GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award, which was presented by Laverne Cox and given to actress and singer Jennifer Hudson for her work promoting allyship and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people and issues. Orville Peck received the Vito Russo Award, given to openly LGBTQ media professionals who have made a significant difference in accelerating LGBTQ acceptance, presented by Jennifer Lawrence.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: Jaida Essence Hall attends the 35th Annual GLAAD New York Media Awards Hosted By Ketel One Family Made on May 11, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Ketel One Family Made Vodka)more
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: (L-R) Logan Taylor, Alexandre Lemay, and CJ Romero attends the 35th Annual GLAAD New York Media Awards Hosted By Ketel One Family Made on May 11, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Ketel One Family Made Vodka)more
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: Matt Sarafa attends the 35th Annual GLAAD New York Media Awards Hosted By Ketel One Family Made on May 11, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Ketel One Family Made Vodka)more
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: A guest ,Jaida Essence Hall, and Latrice Royale attend the 35th Annual GLAAD New York Media Awards Hosted By Ketel One Family Made on May 11, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Ketel One Family Made Vodka)more
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: (L-R) Javier Ambrossi, Javier Calvo and Sasha Velour attend the 35th Annual GLAAD New York Media Awards Hosted By Ketel One Family Made on May 11, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Ketel One Family Made Vodka)more
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: (L-R) Cody Rigsby, Jaymes Vaughan and Jonathan Bennett attend the 35th Annual GLAAD New York Media Awards Hosted By Ketel One Family Made on May 11, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Ketel One Family Made Vodka)more

The star-studded evening included presenters, winners, and guests including Ross Matthews, Amrit Kapai, Nicholas Koukouchos, Beanie Feldstein, Carla Gugino, Cody Rigsby, Daniella Carter, Don Lemon, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonathan Bennett, Kate Owens, Kristen Lovell, Los Javis, Mary McDonnell, Octavio Sanders, Uma Thurman, and many more.

Guests at the Talent Reception had a chance to enjoy signature Ketel One cocktails before the festivities kicked off, including a classic Cosmopolitan, and the crowd favorite Espresso Martini, perfectly dispensed a-la-minute from Ketel One Espresso Martini machines.

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