Tom Ford, Patti LaBelle and Neil Guiliano Monday night brought out boldfaced names in the areas of fashion, comedy, television and music for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in New York. Tom Ford, Patti LaBelle and Tim Gunn were honored for their work in the community at a cocktail and dinner ceremony held in Time Square’s Marriott Marquis hotel.

At this event, Julianne Moore presented the Vito Russo Award to fashion designer Tom Ford. The Vito Russo Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community.

“Just the simple fact that an award such as this exists confirms the need for all of us to stand up and be proud of who we are,” Ford said accepting his award. “And I am indeed proud to be honored by an organization that fights prejudice and intolerance in our society.”

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