Unlike the Oscars, the biggest honor at the GLAAD Media Awards isn't a big secret!
In fact, the Vito Russo Award is granted to individuals specifically because they live their lives in the open!
And this year, the honor will go to Anderson Cooper!
The newsman's name will be added to the likes of previous recipients Elton John, Ricky Martin, and Rosie O'Donnell!
Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) to see some other past winners! Anderson is in pretty good company! GLAAD President Herndon Graddick says:
"By sharing his own experiences as a gay man, Anderson has reminded millions of Americans that LGBT people are part of their everyday lives and an integral part of our cultural fabric."
Yay! We couldn't agree more! Congrats in advance, Anderson!
The GLAAD Awards will be hosted by Good Morning America anchors Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, and recently married Sam Champion.
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
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