Gay Oscars

The 2014 GLAAD Media Awards Had Gaylebrities, Red Carpet Couple Debuts, And A Kylie Minogue Sing-Along

The 2014 GLAAD Media Awards were held Saturday night in the historic Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC, and you’d better believe that Queerty was on the scene getting the answers you really want to hear from the eclectic mixture of gaylebrities, straight allies, and genuine LGBT Icons that populated the seemingly endless red carpet heading into the event.

Before attending the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards last night, we’d dubbed them the “Gay Oscars” in our mind before we realized that the Oscars are the “Gay Oscars,” so we’re just going to call them the GLAAD Media Awards for now, OK?


Ketel One Hosts The VIP Red Carpet Suite At The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards In New York

Perhaps the biggest scoop of the night was the red carpet debut of what could turn into a new gay power couple: out gay NCAA basketball player Derrick Gordon and out actor Gerald McCollouch, who you bear-lovers may remember from Bear City and who has an upcoming film called Daddy. Daddy, indeed.



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To some, the 46-year-old McCollouch and 22-year-old Gordon make an unlikely couple and we wondered how the former would answer this question. As soon as the red carpet photos hit the web, Gordon took to Facebook to share that “age is just a number” and that #loveislove. We got a chance to ask both about the relationship separately, and both would only confirm that they are “dating” which definitely doesn’t seem like they’ve hit the Boyfriend Milestone yet. Perhaps they can double date with Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley?


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Moving on…Looking‘s Frankie J. Alvarez just knows that you hate Agustin and would probably be willing to provide the show’s writers with dozens of ways to violently write off his character, but he’s sticking to his guns. We caught up with a beardless and dapper Alvarez on the red carpet, and his response to the criticism is not too far off from our ideas. After complimenting us on our attire (we admit that we were looking pretty fine), he shared something that we’ve thought about Agustin all along:

“So many people who love the show have come up to me and said ‘I have a friend just like him.’ That guy is real, he’s out there.”

Alvarez was a bit cagier about what the show has in store for Agustin in season 2, but he did share that he will be “on a journey.” We’re definitely huge fans of Looking here, and can’t wait to take that journey with him.


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We also caught up with the adorkable Noam Ash on the carpet because we know you’re all big fans of his webseries My Gay Roommate, and of his bottomlessness (i.e. only wearing the skimpiest of boxer briefs) in the most recent episode he would only smirk and reply that it is “marketing.” Go ahead and sell it, boo.  We’re not complaining over here.



Also, Real Housewife Sonja Morgan looks pretty damn amazing up close, knows Queerty and has nothing but kind (and well-rehearsed) thoughts for the gays out there, out Olympian Blake Skjellerup (above) teases you all with his body shots (like these) on purpose, trans model Geena Rocero is one of the most stunning women (trans or otherwise) that we have ever seen, and as one of the two genuine LGBT icons on the carpet (the other being Boy George), George Takei was as gracious and humble as he could possibly be (and even granted us a selfie).

Once the awards themselves started, the Kettle One-sponsored booze was flowing plentifully, Orange Is The New Black rightfully won Outstanding Comedy Series, and there are actually a ton of awards that are presented off-stage so that the organizers can showcase the work of GLAAD in keeping an eye on media depictions of LGBT people.

They’ve been at this for 25 years, long before gay was acceptable or “in,” and a stirring video montage of the previous awards shows made us aware of just how integral the organization is to the community. Takei was presented with the Vito Russo award and there was an amazing speech from GLAAD president and Time covergirl Sarah Kate Ellis, but that was all in preparation for the gayest moment of our lives.

This moment was gayer than unicorns barfing rainbows on Christopher St. during the gay pride march. Gayer than two gay dudes having gay sex on a rainbow towel on a beach on Fire Island. It was the moment when Kylie Minogue led the entire audience in a sing-along of her international smash Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, complete with karaoke-style lyrics on the screen above the stage. It was a gay moment for the ages and earned Ms. Minogue a special place in our hearts forever.

While there was definitely more to be seen and heard during the show and the after party, we’re gonna keep it cute and just say that a fun time was had by all and a very fun time was had by some. Here’s to 25 more years of gaylebrities, fighting for LGBT rights, and creating iconic moments GLAAD Media Awards.

You’ve had Madonna and Kylie, so we’re pushing for Janet next.  Make it happen, Sarah Kate!



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  • boring

    GLAAD: Dedicated to smashing through preconceived notions and stereotypes via Kylie Minogue singalongs.

    I’m just saying why not Deicide?

  • Blackceo

    Derrick Gordon and Gerald McCollouch? I would’ve never paired those two up in a million years; not because of the age but because I am trying to figure out how they became to know each other. Interesting…

  • michael mellor

    GLAAD Awards = celebrity wank-fest.

  • Black Pegasus

    Derrick Gordon is just the latest of many snow queens to come.. I wasn’t surprise with Jason Collins or Michael Sam’s dating choices, but I am shocked on this one. Never saw this pairing coming.

    I find the age disparity disgusting!


    @Black Pegasus: Respectfully, who gives a geriatric flying fuck what you think. The dick likes what it likes. End of. The majority of this planet currently considers your own sexual predilections to be absolutely fucking disgusting and shameful. But thanks for sharing. I’m sure you feel much better now ;)

  • Black Pegasus

    @PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID: Apparently YOU give a “geriatric flying fuck” what I think because you can’t exist on this website without riding my nuts. And now that you were successful in soliciting my attention, I suggest you savior it because it won’t be coming your way again.

    Stay Mad Troll :-)


    @Black Pegasus:
    I will “savior” it, my lamb. And you may go with my blessing, child, o’er into lands of Bossip and spread the Book of Troll and end up getting crucified assways up as per usual. Keep winning, Peggy ????

  • money718

    Good for them. An unknown, black Div I basketball player got him a rich older white man. Sounds about right. I bet the hustlers down on 8th ave will induct him into the hustling hall of fame.

  • Aric

    This is a joke…. right?

    His teammates would never let him live this down, seriously, Gerald?

  • Blackceo

    @Black Pegasus:

    Maybe he’s just playing in the snow. I’ve played in the snow before but when it comes to relationships I’m too social justice/institutional racism/white privilege talking for white guys to handle. They can’t deal and my ethnicity defines me more than my sexual orientation and I need someone who understands certain things without me having to explain it.

  • boring

    @michael mellor: To be fair, ALL award shows are celebrity wank-fests.

  • odawg

    @Black Pegasus: I understand what you’re saying even if some try to attack you for sharing your thoughts.

  • odawg

    @Blackceo: Well said. I appreciated your comment because I experienced the same thing. I dated every color under the sun (it seems) before I met my partner who is of Chinese descent by way of Hawaii. Dating white men required some much energy because I had to constantly educate them about about the realities of being a Black gay male in the U.S.

  • Geeker

    Well it’s nice of Gerald to continue the long tradition of gay men of a certain age becoming youth chasing dirty old men.

  • Blackceo


    Yeah it does take a lot of effort. I dated this white guy once who was a Republican; the only one I’ve ever dated. We had the most amazing sexual chemistry and had very similar interests, but the politics thing just ruined it. His mother loved me and so did his father even though he couldn’t stand my politics. It was like I was teaching an Intro to Black Studies course whenever I would try to explain oppression and structural racism. I mean I am not trying to say ALL white guys are like this, but most are. I just never found one who understood. Its tough enough being a gay male, but when you are a Black gay male its like that double whammy in certain situations.

    My partner is Afro-Latino and French and I love the fact that I can talk to him about various things and he just gets it. If I could’ve found one with the mind of a Chris Hayes, Michael Skolnik, Lawrence O’Donnell, or Steve Kornacki I would’ve been totally down because I like to think of myself as equal opportunity. But hell if I need to do that much explaining about things I want my partner to understand he needs to cut me a check.

  • Black Pegasus

    @Blackceo: LOL I like that term ” playing in the snow”… I totally get that.

    @odawg: Thanks for that.. I didn’t post my comment expecting many to agree. But the trolls will be trolls

  • KDub

    @Black Pegasus: Thank you. A bunch of hypersensitive queens started calling me the “r-word” when I simply pointed out I noticed the same thing in the Michael Sam post. We all see it, but apparently you’re just not supposed to say it.

  • [email protected]

    I am DELIGHTED to see out gay NCAA basketball player Derrick Gordon and out actor Gerald McCollouch together! I wish them a sweet, warm, wonderful, romance that blossoms into a magical long-term friendship at the very least. We should all wish them well. Love is beautiful!

  • odawg

    @Black Pegasus: Always speak your truth!

  • NG22

    @Blackceo: First of all, it’s nice to see a gay black community in this thread. I did just want to say that I saw all your MSNBC references. Honestly, I love, love, love Steve Kornacki. He’s cute, his intelligence is a panty-dropper, and he’s gay. I feel like he should totally get more Queerty coverage. He was just featured in Out magazine.

    Queerty, why don’t you make a request to interview him??? Please?

  • Blackceo


    I totally agree. I was so happy when I found out Steve Kornacki was gay. Definitely agree about his cuteness and his intelligence making him even more attractive. He’s husband material.

  • enlightenone

    @[email protected]: He just came “out” and reminds me of myself at 19, except the suffocating closet and being a jock. Sorry, it has a pedophile feel about it. He is mature in a lot of ways having seen some of his interviews, but would suggest a guy no older than 25, “out,” and some shared cultural experiences and sensibilities – which does not cancel out a white male.

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