The annual series of nationwide GLAAD media award ceremonies  kicked off this weekend in NYC. Vanessa Williams and her pregnant Ugly Betty  costar Ana Ortiz were two of the attendees, while Tyra Banks  received the Excellence in Media Award  for her efforts to increase "visibility and understanding of the gay and lesbian community." T.R. Knight and Chris Noth also came out to show their support, taking the stage and looking handsome in their suits. Los Angeles and San Francisco awards are still coming up, but the Manhattan stars looked like they were enjoying the kickoff event as they smiled and mingled the night away.
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Images include: Ana Ortiz, Chris Noth, Christian Siriano, Clay Aiken, T.R. Knight, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, Keith Olbermann, Michael Urie, Tim Gunn , Robert Verdi, Cherry Jones, Judith Light, Phil Donahue, S. Epatha Merkerson, Heather Matarazzo, Michelle Clunie, Jay Manuel, Stockard Channing, Suze Orman, Neil Giuliano