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PHOTOS: GLSEN Awards Recognizes Yara Shahidi, Ellen Pompeo and 'Will & Grace' Producers

GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, hosted its 2018 Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  The event, which raised over $1.5 million (not including the Berlanti Family Foundation gift), honored actress and activist Yara Shahidi, Will & Grace co-creators and executive producers Max Mutchnick & David Kohan, actress, producer, and activist Ellen Pompeo, Elizabeth Gabler, President, Fox 2000 Pictures, accepting on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film, and Student Advocate of the Year Ruby Noboa.

Greg Berlanti and Robbie Rogers, as executives from The Berlanti Family Foundation, gave the foundation’s first gift of $1 Million to support GLSEN’s efforts.  The night was capped off by a performance from "Pose" cast members MJ Rodriguez and Billy Porter singing "Home" from Broadway's "The Wiz." 

Check out some photos from the night below:
(All Photos Credit: Getty Images)


MJ Rodriguez

Debra Messing 



Matt Bomer

Kat Graham

Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack 


Katherine Langford







Yara Shahidi


Matt Bomer

Debra Messing 


Ryan Murphy 



Billy Porter

Storm Reid

Will and Grace Creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan
 




Will and Grace Cast and Creative Team

Ellen Pompeo and Shonda Rhimes

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