BY BOB HOLT
Upon accepting her GLAAD Media Award on Saturday, New Jersey native Kelly Ripa said she should be giving the award to all of her supporters.
Ripa was honored for Excellence in Media at the 26th Annual GLAAD ceremonies.
“The LGBT community has led the way in treating people like people. Oftentimes, those who are the most discriminated against are the most empathetic and the most inclusive,” said the morning talk show host, according to Variety. “Quite frankly, I should be giving this award to all of you.”
GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said Ripa deserves the award. "For over a decade, Kelly Ripa has greeted millions of viewers with messages of acceptance and inclusion," Ellis said, according to Advocate.com. "By sharing inclusive stories with her audience and loudly voicing support for her LGBT friends and fans, Kelly is helping to drive acceptance forward."