DWTS13 Chaz Bono To Be Given Hero Award By GLSEN (Videos)

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network are planning to give out a Hero Award at their seventh annual Respect Awards. Director Rob Reiner, his wife Michelle, and Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts (who has also spoke out recently that he’s Gay) will also be honored. The group’s goal is to stop hate, ignorance, and bullying in schools. GLSEN also gives students and educators the resources they need to make schools safe and equal no matter what their sexual orientation may be. Chaz takes a time out from rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars to talk about it with ET and how much it means to him and how he doesn’t understand the “mentality” of some people. I don’t understand it either. Rick Welts talks on it too. Take a listen and see if you don’t agree with them?

Lacey is interviewed by Dr. Drew in the video below. Also, check out Gloria Allred. She’s been actively speaking out for Chaz all this past week. She wants to have National Viewing and Dancing parties for Chaz and fair and equal rights for transgenders next week when the show starts.

I saw a tweet this morning minimizing this issue as if it’s not important as other causes out there. Well, I disagree. Stomping out hatred and ignorance is just as important as any other cause in my opinion.