Local celebrities and non-local celebrities joined many besuited gays, lesbians, and their admirers at this past weekend's GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott. The S.F. edition of the awards, which also take place in New York and Los Angeles, featured prizes for Best Documentary (Ask Not, directed by Johnny Symons), Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia (The Stonewall Riots: 40 Years Later, AARP.org), and honors given to Lee Daniels (director of Precious) and Cybill Shepard for their contributions to LGBT rights and visibility. The awards dinner, hosted by Bruce Villanch, also featured performances by newly out country singer Chely Wright who seemed very moved to be performing for her first almost-all-gay audience and Australian dance pop wunderkind Sam Sparro.
SFist asked several of the celebrities on the red carpet about their favorite spots in San Francisco. Here are their replies:
Cybill Shepard: "The Clift Hotel. I once stayed there for an extended bit while I was doing a play and I love it there."
Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy): "AsiaSF. The girls there blew me away."
Bruce Villanch: "I always go to Harvey's... And I always check in with the show queens at Martuni's."
Sam Sparro: "The Stud. Also I love that consignment store Sui Generis. I always end up spending too much money there whenever I'm here."