Bethenny Frankel, Chely Wright and Andy Cohen were among the 
celebrities attending the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's 
(GLAAD) second annual Media Awards in Advertising on Wednesday 
in New York City.
Mad Men star Bryan Batt, who is openly gay, hosted the event, which
 recognizes and honors individuals and projects in the advertising and 
marketing industries for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations 
of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Country music singer Chely Wright, who recently came out lesbian,
 presented American Airlines with the group's Corporate Responsibility 
Award for its longstanding commitment to the gay community.
A television commercial that touted gay history programming on
 all-gay cabler Logo by apparel maker Levi Strauss won the
 Outstanding TV Campaign award, while Cleveland-based insurer 
Progressive Insurance won Outstanding Print Campaign for its Works
 in Progress campaign that melded gay-related masterpieces with
 pro-gay slogans.
“Tonight's honorees, nominees and award recipients have set new
 industry standards which underline the value of gay and lesbian
 consumers,” Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD, said in a statement.
“More and more companies are moving towards ads that truly reflect
 all people and learning that LGBT people should be accepted and 
respected, not only for their potential buying power, but for their 
contribution to the American cultural fabric.”
BY ON TOP MAGAZINE STAFF