If there's a hot Hollywood couple that could use a little recognition, it's White Collar hunk Matt Bomer and his partner, celebrity publicist Simon Halls.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network announced today that the ridiculously good-looking duo and fathers of three will receive the Inspiration award at their annual GLSEN Respect Awards in L.A. Matt Bomer joining Fifty Shades of Grey flick?
According to a release out today, GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard is proud to recognize Bomer and Halls "for their meaningful contributions toward creating a world where every child learns to respect and accept all people."
With the Respect Awards, GLSEN works to "showcase the work of corporations, individuals, students and educators who have made a significant difference in the areas of diversity, inclusion and the safe schools movement, and who serve as exemplary role models."
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"What we really have to do is stop the adjective before the job title—whether it's 'black actor,' a 'gay actor' or 'anything actor,'" the 34-year-old thesp said. "Everybody thinks that equality comes from identifying people, and that's not where equality comes from. Equality comes from treating everybody the same regardless of who they are."
Past GLSEN honorees include Chaz Bono, Lance Bass and country singer Chely Wright.
DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn will also be honored at this year's ceremony with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The eighth annual Respect Awards will take place Friday, Oct. 5, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
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The couple will receive the group's Lifetime Achievement Award, while "White Collar" star Matt Bomer and his partner, Slate PR's Simon Halls, will receive the Inspiration Award at the Oct. 5 Respect Awards.
White Collar star Matt Bomer and his partner, Slate PR's Simon Halls, will be honored by GLSEN with its Inspiration Award. "Both Matt and I are incredibly impressed by the great work that GLSEN does for kids who might normally not have somewhere to turn. Even in this day and age, LGBT kids still need all the support that we can give them. We are both very humbled to be receiving this honor," Halls tells THR. Bomer and Halls are the parents of three sons, Kit, Walker and Henry.
The awards recognize people, companies, students and educators who make a difference in furthering diversity, inclusion and safety in schools. GLSEN, which was established in 1990, provides research, educational resources, public policy advocacy and educator training initiatives to help create school environments that are safe for all students.