California: Taylor Swift stunned pal Ruby Rose at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles by showing up to hand her a top prize. The pop star wowed the audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel when she hit the stage to hand the Orange is the New Black star the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.
Taylor then posted a photo of herself and Rose, the Outstanding Music Artist, backstage, adding the caption:
My first Glaad Awards, so happy to present @rubyrose with the Stephen F Kolzak Award and watch her make a touching, funny, and speech then we ran.’–COT
It was also a big night for Demi Lovato, who was honored with the Vanguard Award, which is presented to ‘media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance’.
To celebrate her latest accolade, the 23-year-old tweeted a picture of a congratulatory letter she received from former US First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier on Saturday. The pop star was handed her award by pal and tour mate Nick Jonas, who also took to social media, writing.
I was so humbled and honored to be in that room tonight with so many incredible people from the LGBT community… This was one of my proudest moments as her friend. To see the lives, she’s touched and how she is constantly true to who she is.’
Other Glaad Media Awards winners included Bessie (Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series), Carol (Outstanding Film), Transparent (Outstanding Comedy Series) and Ricky Martin (Outstanding Spanish-Language Music Artist).