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2018 GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles

GLSEN Respect Awards LA 2018 

2018 Respect Awards

The GLSEN Respect Awards, introduced in 2004 and held annually in Los Angeles and New York, showcase the work of students, educators, individuals and corporations who have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. 

Honorary Co-Chairs section header    

Greg Berlanti & Robbie Rogers

Greg Berlanti & 

Robbie Rogers

Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake

Jessica Biel & 

Justin Timberlake

 Matt Bomer and Simon Halls

Matt Bomer &

Simon Halls


Jess Cagle and Matt Whitney

Jess Cagle & Matt Whitney

Connor Franta

Connor Franta

Bob Greenblatt

Bob Greenblatt


Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg

Marilyn & Jeffrey


Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak

Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak


Bob Greenblatt

 Julia Roberts &

Danny Moder



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Twentieth Century Fox Film

Twentieth Century Fox Film

Visionary Award

Max Mutchnick & David Koha

Max Mutchnick & David Kohan

Champion Award

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Inspiration Award

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

Gamechanger Award

Ruby Noboa

Ruby Noboa

Student Advocate of the Year




With Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors  

Disney Logo


Senior Category 

21st Century Fox Logo


 YouTube Creators for Change Logo 

Junior Category

Target Logo 

Wells Fargo Logo


Sophomore Sponsors section header  

Larry Angrisani


Kevin Brockman & Dan Berendsen

Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg

Edward F Limato Foundation Logo 

Katzenberg Logo

Freshman Sponsor Section Header

A+E Networks

Amazon Studios

Greg Berlanti & Robbie Rogers

Jim Fielding & Edison Briones

Connor Franta


Abraham Higginbotham

David Kohan


Max Mutchnick


Table Captain Category


Creative Artists Agency

Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman LLP

Dan Harries


Holland & Knight LLP

David Henry Jacobs Jr.


Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams

NBC Entertainment

People Magazine
Dean Pitchford & Michael Mealiffe
Ramy Brook

State Farm


Warner Bros. Television Group


  For more information and to become a sponsor contact Rebecca Wolkiewicz at or 646-388-6582.


5:30PM PST
Friday, October 19th, 2018

Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Event Co-Chairs

Jim Fielding 
Dave Karger
Patrick Moran 
Chip Sullivan


Event Co-Hosts 

Larry Angrisani
Edison Briones
Kevin Brockman & Dan Berendsen
Terry Clark
Jason Collins & Brunson Green
Donald De Line
Andy Gelb
Andrew Graham
Lauran Huff
Mike Irvin
Richard Konigsberg & Craig Olsen
George Kotsiopoulos
Cort Lane
Joey Levine
Carlos Eric Lopez
Duncan Millership & Simon Thomas
Cody Morris & Christopher Landon
Ben Roy & Tom Hayford
Perry Seaman
Mimi Slavin
Sutton Stracke