PHOTOS: On Saturday night, Minnesota Vikings punter and equality advocate Chris Kluwe was honored at the Family Equality Council’s ninth annual Los Angeles Awards.
“As athletes, what we say on the field and on the sidelines has a direct impact on how some kids are treated on the playground,” Kluwe said in his acceptance speech. “I hope more professional athletes stand up and declare that all American families are worthy of respect in their community and protection under the law.”
The Council also honored Virginia Uribe, founder of the LGBT youth group Project 10, and NBC for consistently providing three-dimensional representations of the LGBT community.
Celebrity presenters at the event, held at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood, included Andrew Rannells, Sean Hayes, Darrin Criss, Jane Lych, Molly Shannon and Alec Mapa, who emceed. Also in attendance: event co-chairs Casey Bloys and Dan Bucatinsky; NBC Entertainment Chief Bob Greenblatt, The New Normal‘s Jayson Blair, Justin Bartha, and Georgia King; and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kyle Richards, Brandi Glanville and Camille Grammer.
Photos: Family Equality Council