by Megan Townsend - GLAAD's Entertainment Media Fellow
In 2012, quite a few famous faces came out as allies of the LGBT community to tremendous effect. Here are 10 of our favorite notable quotes from celebrities and public figures that spoke up for LGBT equality in 2012.
Julianne Moore, Fran Drescher, Jane Leeves joined Josh Hutcherson, Benicio del Toro, and stars of Glee and Real Housewives in supporting Jennifer Tyrrell, the lesbian mother who was ousted from the scouts.
Random thoughts about Jamey Rodemeyer's family, ousted Scout leader Jennifer Tyrell, Chaz Bono and his two moms Cher and Mary Bono Mack, Josh Hutcherson, Maureen Walsh, and the candid speech by GLAAD's new president Herndon Graddick.
Ellen started off the show, Betty White cracked a few jokes on stage and the big awards of the evening were given to Chaz Bono and Josh Hutcherson, but there was another star whose sudden, unexpected appearance thrilled the room.