|GLSEN Honorees at Respect Awards|
Chaz Bono, Michele and Rob Reiner, Wells Fargo, Phoenix Suns President Rick Welts and the Student Advocate of the Year
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, will honor Chaz Bono, Michele and Rob Reiner, Wells Fargo, Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts and the 2011 Student Advocate of the Year at its seventh annual Respect Awards — Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The Respect Awards, held annually in Los Angeles and New York, showcase the work of corporations, individuals, students and educators who have made a significant difference in the areas of diversity, inclusion and the Safe Schools Movement, and who serve as exemplary role models. This year’s Respect Awards – Los Angeles will take place on the last day of GLSEN’s Ally Week, held in schools across the country to identify, support and celebrate allies.
“GLSEN is thrilled to honor these amazing supporters, advocates and partners who have helped propel our vision to make schools safe and affirming for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression,” GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard said. “We are proud to recognize Chaz Bono, Michele and Rob Reiner, Wells Fargo, Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts and our 2011 Student Advocate of the Year for the significant contributions they have made toward creating a world where every child learns to respect and accept all people.”
The event is co-chaired by Linda Bell Blue (Executive Producer, “Entertainment Tonight”), Dave Karger (Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly), Michael Lombardo (President of Programming, HBO), David Phoenix (Interior Designer) and Chip Sullivan (Head of Publicity, DreamWorks Studios).