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Hannah Hart Was Already Having a Great Summer and Now She's Getting a GLAAD Award

Hannah Hart Was Already Having a Great Summer and Now She's Getting a GLAAD Award

Hannah Hart Was Already Having a Great Summer and Now She's Getting a GLAAD Award

The out YouTube star's GLAAD Award is so well deserved. 

TracyEGilchrist

YouTube star Hannah Hart is having a really good week! Last week it was announced that Hannah landed her own six-episode Food Network series, and today the news dropped that she will be honored with a GLAAD award at San Francisco’s gala on Sept. 8, according to a release from GLAAD.

YouTube fans will recognize Hannah from My Drunk Kitchen, the wildly popular video series she launched in 2011, in which she mixes cocktails with humor and killer recipes. But GLAAD will honor the out 29-year-old with the Davidson/Valentini Award, “…presented to an LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance for the LGBT community,” according to the release from GLAAD. The award is named for GLAAD’s first executive director, Craig Davidson, and his partner Michael Valentini.

 “By using her powerful platform to elevate LGBTQ stories, Hannah Hart has proven to be a tireless advocate for self-love and acceptance,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a release. “Her messages of empowerment inspire countless LGBTQ youth and move hearts and minds across the world.”

Beyond serving up delicious food made while buzzed, Hannah is an author whose book, My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut, landed on the New York Times bestseller list for six weeks. She’s also an actress who starred in Camp Takota and in the upcoming Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. Her YouTube channel boasts 2.5 million subscribers and she has robust Twitter and Instagram followings.

One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for 2015, Hannah has also been recognized by the White House for her advocacy with “Have a Hart Day,” set up by Hannah and her fans to encourage people to volunteer at local food drives around the country.

If that weren’t enough, she also created the wildly successful, heartfelt “Coming Out” series, featuring conversations about LGBT identity.

Congrats to Hannah and all of her success. This GLAAD award is well deserved! 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.