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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

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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

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Sonja Morgan
Sonja Morgan
The SixPack's Ben Harvey and Dave Rubin with Friends
The SixPack’s Ben Harvey and Dave Rubin with Friends

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Wynter Gordon
Wynter Gordon

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