Joe Manganiello - Matt Bomer Lands Inspiration Award From Gay Community

0
0
Subscribe to Joe Manganiello alerts

Joe Manganiello heaped praise on his Magic Mike co-star Matt Bomer at the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's (Glsen) Respect Awards on Friday night (05Oct12) for publicly 'coming out' as a homosexual earlier this year (12).

The actor, who revealed his sexuality in February (12), and his boyfriend, celebrity publicist Simon Halls, were honoured with the Inspiration Award for their "meaningful contributions toward creating a world where every child learns to respect and accept all people".

The couple, which shares three children, was handed the accolade by Manganiello, and he was full of praise for his longtime pal.

He declared, "You are the example that the rest of our country needs to wake up and see in terms of equality and putting an end to the bullying epidemic and making sure that every family is respected in our schools and our society."

Bomer opened up about his experiences of dealing with his sexuality growing up, admitting, "When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind. So I did what any self-preserving 14 year old would do - I signed up for the school play and also the football team to cover my tracks.

"When that happens, when you aren't allowed to speak about who you are, one of the most authentic parts of who you are, which is who you love or who you're attracted to, feels invisible. Glsen gives visibility and authenticity to kids all across the country.

"Having kids teaches you so many things, and one of the things we both have learned in our parenting journey is how loving and accepting and open children's minds and hearts are. Unfortunately, in some parts of the country, some kids are taught at an early age that being different is somehow bad or wrong or worthy of ridicule... Kids aren't born to be bullies, they're taught to be bullies."

Other honourees at the Los Angeles ceremony included Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, and his wife Marilyn, who landed the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein. They were feted with the Chairman's Award, but only Bob attended the prizegiving - his sibling stayed in New York to look after their ailing mother.


Contactmusic

Tags: Joe Manganiello - Matt Bomer - CEO

0
0
Subscribe to Joe Manganiello alerts
Advertisement

More Joe Manganiello

Amber Heard In, Matthew McConaughey Out Of 'Magic Mike XXL'

Matthew McConaughey will not be reprising his role as strip club owner Dallas in the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL. The 2015...

Sofia Vergara Responds To Emmy Awards Pedestal "Sexist" Criticism

Nothing ever seems to get Sofia Vergara down, and really why would it? She decided her boyfriend was "too hot" to escort her to the...

Sofia Vergara Attends Primetime Emmys 2014 Without Date Joe Manganiello

Sofia Vergara dateless at the Emmys? Who would have thought it especially as she's been dating True Blood star Joe Manganiello for the past few...

Sofia Vergara Celebrates 42nd Birthday With Niece & Possible New Love, Joe Manganiello

Sofia Vergara has certainly moved on since breaking her engagement with Nick Loeb in May. The Modern Family actress was recently spotted cuddling up to...

Advertisement

'Parks and Recreation' Retta Jokes About Dating Joe Manganiello Amidst Sofia Vergara Dating News

Like many women who are fans of Joe Manganiello, Retta isn't too happy with the news that he is dating Sofia Vergara.The 'Parks and Recreation'...

True Blood's Joe Manganiello Shines Light On Dramatic Season 7 Premiere Shooting

True Blood season seven, episode three premiered with a bang last night, killing off one of the series characters in a twist no one saw...

Sabotage Movie Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets one of his most complex roles yet in this messy, violent thriller, another trip to the dark side for filmmaker David Ayer....

'Magic Mike' Sequel Gets Release Date, Channing Tatum Spills The Beans

The release date for the Magic Mike sequel, Magic Mike XXL, has been set for the 3rd June 2015, according to Deadline. The follow-up to...

Advertisement

Comments

Joe Manganiello Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Joe Manganiello

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All