LGBT STARS AND CAUSES CHAMPIONED AT VH1'S DO SOMETHING AWARDS
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Voting is closing soon for the 2012 Do Something Awards and several LGBT stars, allies and inclusive television series are nominated for their charitable works and roles in raising awareness.
Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are up for Do Something Couple, with Ellen pulling double duty as she earned a nomination in the Comedian category for her role in raising global awareness of the AIDS crisis. Wanda Sykes is also up for Do Something Comedian for her work with GLAAD, The Trevor Project and the True Colors Fund.
Dancing with the Stars is nominated in the Reality TV Show category for including transgender contestant and GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award recipient Chaz Bono in their thirteenth season, as well as Carson Kressley who accepted the Outstanding Reality Program award from GLAAD on behalf of the series at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards. Savage U, Dan Savage’s new MTV series dedicated to educating college students about sex and relationships, is also nominated for Do Something Reality TV Show.