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Batt, Cohen, Wright, Frankel Set For 2nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, presents the 2nd annual GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising presented by Omnicom Group, Publicis Groupe, & Rokk Vodka. The award ceremony will feature a silent auction, cocktail reception and after-party. Advertising Age's Bob Garfield will receive the Public Visibility Award. For more information:

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6:00-10:00pm. Red carpet runs from 6:00-7:00pm.

Where: Grand Hyatt New York, 104 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY

Who: Bryan Batt (Mad Men), Sunny Anderson and Anne Burrell (Food Network), Andy Cohen (Bravo), Bethenny Frankel (Bettheny Getting Married?, Real Housewives of New York City), Wilson Jermaine Heredia (RENT), Daniel Robinson and Anthony Wilkinson (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Chely Wright.

Categories and Nominees:
· Outstanding TV Campaign - LGBT Market: Bertolli, ABSOLUT, Merck, Levi Strauss & Co.

· Outstanding Print Campaign - Mainstream Market: Givenchy, K-Y Brand

· Outstanding Print Campaign - LGBT Market: Amsterdam Visitors and Convention Bureau, Miller Lite, Starz Entertainment, Progressive Insurance

· Outstanding Interactive Campaign: Wells Fargo, GlaxoSmithKline, Hyatt, RuPaul's Drag Race, Merck

· Outstanding Social Marketing Campaign: Desert AIDS Project, Garden State Equality, SAGE

· American Airlines to receive Corporate Responsibility Award.

All proceeds benefit GLAAD's work to amplify the voice of the LGBT community.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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