Wayne Brady has a new gig with GLAAD.
The Emmy Award-winning multi-hyphenate was chosen to host the 35th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on March 14. News of Brady’s association with the media advocacy organization comes after he came out as pansexual to People in August 2023, he explained to the magazine his definition of “pan” means being able to be attracted to anyone who identifies as gay, straight, bi, transsexual or non-binary. Being able to be attracted at all levels.
Following the revelation about his sexuality, Brady joined GLAAD’s Spirit Day concert held at the Belasco in Los Angeles on October 18. Ten days later, he also showed his support for another LGBTQ organization, GLSEN, by showing up at a fundraising event. at NeueHouse Hollywood. He nodded in response to the warm welcome expressed in his GLAAD statement. He also supports Broadway Backwards and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles in addition to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young.
“It is with immense pride that I was asked to host this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, celebrating a community that welcomed me with open arms,” he said. “Stories created by and for LGBTQ people bring us closer to a world of unity, inclusion and acceptance, and I am honored to help recognize the valuable contributions of the queer community in entertainment and media.
Brady stars in upcoming Hulu docuseries Wayne Brady: The Family Remix. The show focuses on his blended family, including his ex-wife and business partner Mandie Taketa, their daughter Maile, 21, and Mandie’s new partner Jason. The series is produced by Wayne and Mandie’s…