Cheers to Activism: KETEL One Sponsors the 2018 Glaad Gala in Atlanta
For years, Ketel One Vodka has been a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community and along with other sponsors, they celebrated the achievements of activists at Atlanta’s 2018 GLAAD Gala. GLAAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders) is an organization that works to help end discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Every year, GLAAD honors members of the community that are making a difference for LGBTQ rights. This year, the Gala honored activists-like Amiyah Scott, the first black transgender woman to become an actor on a mainstream television show (Star on Fox). Aside from the main program, the night also included an art silent auction and guests were able to mix and mingle while enjoying Ketel One cocktails like the Ketel Mule. My personal fave, was my own concoction of Ketel Oranje and ginger beer garnished with grapefruit. Proceeds from the gala benefit GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community.
Ketel One and GLAAD Fun Facts
• Ketel One is made in The Netherlands, the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage back in 2001.
• GLAAD was founded in 1985 and has headquarters across the country in New York and Los Angeles.
• Ketel One has a lower ABV vodka known as Ketel One Botanical which debuted this year.
• GLAAD had their very first Media Awards back in 1990, with Phil Donahue being the recipient for his coverage on the LGBT community.