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2019 GLSEN Respect Awards - New York

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2019 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. 

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Headshot of Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino

Headshot of Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

Wilzon Cruz Honorary Co-Chair

Wilson Cruz


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Champion Award


Brendon Urie posing for photo.

Inspiration Award

Brendon Urie

Educator of the Year – Ace Schwarz

Educator of the Year

Ace Schwarz

GSA of the Year – Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School

GSA of the Year

Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School


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With Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Junior Sponsor

Hollister Logo


Sophmore Level Sponsor

First Data Logo


Ryan Pedlow & Cameron Kessel


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Elektra Music Group

FX and Fox21 Television Studios


David M. Schwarz


Two Creeks Capital



Table Captain Category

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Blue 449


Claire Zeppieri and Robin Weingast

Credit Suisse Securities, LLC.

Goldman Sachs




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

Updated as of 5/2/2019.


6:00pm EST
Monday, May 20th, 2019

Cipriani 42nd Street
110 E 42nd St,
New York, NY 10017

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Event Co-Chairs

Cindy Armine-Klein
Chely Blitzer-Wright
Michel Mercure
Ryan Pedlow
Elizabeth Stribling-Kivlan


 Event Host Committee

David M. Schwarz
Claire Zeppieri & Robin Weingast