Talk about a turn of the tide. In November 2011, Brett Ratner found himself under fire for using a gay slur at a screening of his film Tower Heist. That widely publicized choice of words cost him his gig producing the 2012 Oscars. Fast forward 16 months, and Ratner is getting an award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. GLAAD announced today that the organization will honor Ratner with their inaugural Ally Award.
The new award will honor Ratner for directing and producing the GLAAD “Coming Out for Equality” PSA series, which features straight celebrities advocating equal rights for the LGBT community. Participating celebrities include Charlie Sheen, Jackie Chan and Tamala Jones. The videos, along with the reveal of other participants, will be released later this month. READ FULL STORY »