Video: Lance at GLAAD Manhattan Carnival
GLAAD hosted its summer fundraiser at 230 Fifth in Manhattan. Lance Bass, The Housewives of New York City, Lisa Lampanelli were just some of the celebrities that attended the event.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) hosted a carnival-themed celebration at 230 Fifth’s penthouse lounge in Manhattan on August 2, 2011.
Former *NSYNC singer Lance Bass, The Real Housewives of New York Kelly Killoren, Ramona Singer,Alex McCord, Simon Van Kempen, comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Actor Jonathan Lovitz and many more Hollywood and television glitterati attended the event. Drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race Carmen Carrera, Stacy Layne Matthews, Bianca del Rio, India Ferrah, Yara Sofia and many more drag queens walked the red carpet to support GLAAD.
New York State recently passed the same-sex marriage bill becoming the sixth state in the United States to allow same-sex couples to get married for the first time in New York State. GLADD celebrated the momentous occasion with samba dancers, live percussion and carnival inspired performances. The highlight of the evening was Shontelle’s performance who sung her smash hit Impossible for the guests.
The mood of the event was festive, flirty, and fun. “You know I love the gays…I have to support a group like GLAAD that makes it okay to be your true self” commented comedian Lisa Lampanelli
“What I do is, I get out there and I donate money based on number a**holes who protest my show, and I say if you don’t like the gays, then I am giving money to the gay men’s health crisis, the GLAAD; and so far so many people have protested me, so a lot of money goes to these people” quipped the comedian while commenting on the importance of equal rights for the LGBT community.
GLAAD, for the last 25 years has defended and empowered the LGBT community while promoting and advocating equality for all. “GLAAD is wonderful organization and it’s something I supported for many years of my life and I think they do a great job helping the community out there and speak up for those that don’t have a voice,” said the ever so becoming Lance Bass.
By Anumita Mukherjee