, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for Lgbtq
youth, today announced that actor, Wilson Cruz
will host the 2019 Glsen Respect Awards – New York.
Additionally, the annual event will honor Ace Schwarz as Educator of the Year and Loveless Academic Magnet Program (Lamp) High School Gsa
as Gsa of the Year.
Wilson Cruz became a culture-shifting inspiration for the Lgbtq communities with his first series regular role as Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life
. Cruz followed in his character’s footsteps, joining the board of directors of GLAAD
in 1997, and in 2012 working as Director of Entertainment Partnerships
for the organization. Cruz now stars in another groundbreaking role on the CBS
All-Access series, Star Trek: Discovery
as Dr. Hugh Culber, half of the iconic series’ first openly gay couple.
Cruz has been involved with Glsen since the 1990s, has hosted the New York Respect