EXCLUSIVE: Latino icon Ricky Martin is set to return as a special guest at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 12. The LGBTQ media advocacy organization also announced today that the awards show will air exclusively on Logo on April 18 at 8 PM ET/PT.
The crossover pop star-actor recently appeared on Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on FX opposite Penelope Cruz, Darren Criss, and Edgar Ramirez. Versace marks Martin’s return to television. He portrays Versace’s (Ramirez) longtime partner Antonio D’Amico. Martin’s involvement at the gala is being kept under wraps, but what we do know is that he will introduce one of the big moments of the evening.
Martin joins previously announced honorees Britney Spears and Jim Parsons, host Wanda Sykes, special guests Ryan Murphy, Halle Berry, Lena Waithe, Chloe Grace Moretz and others.
The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community.