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PHOTOS: Drag Race Queens, Real Housewives Stars And Hunky Vikings At GLAAD’s Amplifier Awards

The Rokk Vodka Vikings

The Rokk Vodka Vikings

 

If you’re the kind of person who fast-forwards past the commercials, then you’d probably miss the whole point of GLAAD’s Amplifier Awards. The third-annual ceremony, held last night at Manhattan’s Altman Room, recognizes print and online advertising and marketing that presents fair and accurate representations of the LGBT community. And unlike the Oscars, there’s more than one winner in some of the categories!

Appropriate to the subject matter, a wide variety of TV stars were on hand: Real Housewives of New York‘s Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan; Tabitha’s Salon Takeover Tabitha Coffey; RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Sahara Davenport, Carmen Cerrera and Manila Luzon (who hosted the event); actor Wilson Cruz; The Voice‘s Frenchie Davis; The Fabulous Beekman Boys‘ Josh Kilmer Purcell and Brent Ridge; and TV newsman Thomas Roberts—plus theater stars Anthony Rapp and Christine Ebersole, singer Wynter Gordon and New York City Councilmember Christine Quinn.

And As guests networked and nibbled on a menu of global appetizers, they had the chance to bid on a variety of amazing travel vacations, sponsored by GayCities (shameless plug confession)  Oh and did we mention the bare-chested Rokk vodka Vikings  that were making the rounds?

Marketing masterminds Bob Witeck and Wes Combs received special honors.

Photography by Jeffrey James Keyes

Anthony Rapp Wilson Cruz

Sonja Morgan

Sonja Morgan

Tabatha Coffey and MSNBC Thomas Roberts

The Rokk Vodka Vikings

The Rokk Vodka Vikings

The Latest Cast of the Real Housewives of New York City

The Latest Cast of the Real Housewives of New York City

The Fabulous Beekman Boys

The Fabulous Beekman Boys

Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole

GLAAD Winners SPI by JJ Keyes GLADD 26 by JJ Keyes GLADD 8 by JJ Keyes

Manila Luzon

Manila Luzon

Tabatha Coffey by JJ Keyes

Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz

Ramona Singer

Ramona Singer

Sahara Davenport

Sahara Davenport

Bob Witeck (l) Wesley Combs

Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Christine Quinn

Christine Quinn

Chase Coleman, Sidney E. Wright, and Nick Matthews

Chase Coleman, Sidney E. Wright, and Nick Matthews

GLADD 12 by JJ Keyes

Sonja Morgan

Sonja Morgan

The SixPack's Ben Harvey and Dave Rubin with Friends

The SixPack’s Ben Harvey and Dave Rubin with Friends

Frenchie Davis3

Wynter Gordon

Wynter Gordon

GLADD 11 by JJ Keyes

  • 12 Comments
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      I swear. I am so tired of our do nothing leadership. They should be producing massive pr campaigns featuring gay historical giants and our strongest arguments.
      Unfortunately, this crowd is too stupid to come up with a winning argument. They’re chosen for their looks, not brains. Let’s remember that the next time we feel like bit—-g about their incompetence.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • elaine comstock-leirer
      elaine comstock-leirer

      is there a filter to weed out those of the main stream who use the gay community to advance themselves rather than the community itself, showing up at this and other events.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BubbasBack
      BubbasBack

      Dont get GLAAD, get MAD! Burp.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      Why are they posing in front of a wall all covered with labels ( looks like Tyvek insulation )?

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      @WillBFair: You are so right. Everything gay is about looks. It’s for young people, not people with brains or ability. Any Jed Clampett-level imbecile will be presented as a ‘gay leader’ if he’s a hunk.

      Oct 6, 2011 at 9:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RickStrandlof
      RickStrandlof

      Those Rokk Vodka Kings need to spend more time on their caf muscles!

      Oct 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @James:

      I know id rather them have brains then looks.Looks fade as time goes by intelligence lasts though .

      Oct 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QM
      QM

      @CBRad: It’s called a Ste and Repeat, dumb ass. It’s at all red carpet events! The companies who cover the expenses of the event do it for advertising visibility. That’s why it’s there. You’ve honestly never seen that before?

      Oct 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ashton cruz
      Ashton cruz

      What wait, no one from the A-List cast was there? Lol A list my ass.

      Oct 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @QM: Of course I’ve seen it before. And I always refuse to stand in front of the ad wall/Tyvek insulation.

      Oct 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @QM: ( ya dumbass )

      Oct 6, 2011 at 9:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom F
      Tom F

      The gladiators are hot, but only one of them looks happy to be there. Seems more appropriate for a circuit party than a GLAAD award gala

      Dec 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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