Britney Spears will be sharing the stage with two extraordinarily fabulous gentlemen on April 12th, as Jim Parsons and Adam Rippon will be in attendance at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills.
Whereas Adam is simply attending the ceremony, Jim will be receiving a very prestigious honor: GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award. The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is given "to an LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBTQ acceptance," per GLAAD. The award is named after a legendary casting director who devoted the last part of his life to raising awareness in the entertainment industry about the discrimination faced by LGBTQ people as well as those living with HIV.
Past recipients of this award include Chaz Bono, Wanda Sykes, Melissa Etheridge, Pedro Zamora and Alan Ball.
"Jim Parsons’ talent, humor and impressive body of work have made him one of the most visible and beloved out LGBTQ actors today,” said GLAAD president & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Parsons not only proudly tells LGBTQ stories through his roles, but also works behind the camera with his husband, Todd, to tell LGBTQ stories that raise the bar for Hollywood and inspire acceptance.”
It was announced back in February that Britney will be receiving this year's GLAAD Vanguard Award, which is presented annually to a member of the entertainment community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBTQ people.
The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. For a full list of nominees, click here.