In a passionate acknowledgment discourse at the 30th Yearly GLAAD Media Grants, Andy Cohen, who was regarded for his activism and profession as a transparently gay industry pioneer, said he didn’t trust he would one day become a father.
The host of Bravo television’s “Watch What Happens Live” was given the Vito Russo Grant in New York on Saturday night, conveying an individual message to the group of onlookers about the introduction of child Benjamin Allen.
“I never figured it could occur,” he stated, as per Individuals magazine. “At the point when Benjamin was brought into the world three months back, I investigated his eyes and I saw that there was no abhor, no inclination, no dogmatism — simply love. That’s the way we come into this world and that is the means by which ideally one day we will all live in it.”
Cohen, who was invited to the phase by dear companion Sarah Jessica Parker, seemed, by all accounts, to be all grins at the occasion, later expressing gratitude toward the entertainer in an Instagram post highlighting photographs of the two.
“It was an inconceivably ground-breaking night that I won’t overlook,” he wrote.
Cohen left a mark on the world in 2009 as the primary straightforwardly gay host of a late-night syndicated program in the U.S. at the point when “Watch What Happens Live” commenced its first season. He’s routinely utilized both TV and radio stages to stand up in help of the LGBTQ people group, and he worked with CNN stay Anderson Cooper to raise more than $240,000 following the 2016 Heartbeat dance club shooting in Orlando, Florida.
Expressing pride in his personality, Cohen promised to proceed with his work as an activist.
“To be gay today is something I am so appreciative for,” he said. “In any case, the battle isn’t finished, and it’s a battle that I’m focused on ― much more so now that I’m a father.”
While facilitating CNN’s New Year’s Eve inclusion with Cooper, Cohen, whose child was conceived in February through a surrogate mother, said while he didn’t believe that he’d almost certainly begin a family growing up, he’s excited that “anything is possible.”