The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
Over the years, GLAAD has done the work which has paved the way for so many of us to live openly in the world. This year, they celebrate their 25th anniversary and their history shows us exactly how far we have come.
Enjoy the photos from tonight’s event. Other awards not presented this evening are listed here. Additional categories will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 10 and in San Francisco on May 14. The following were the awards presented last night.
- Excellence in Media Award: Russell Simmons
- Vito Russo Award: Ricky Martin
- Outstanding Drama Series: True Blood (HBO) [Accepted by: Denis O’Hare]
- Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): “Klaus & Greta” 30 Rock (NBC) [Accepted by: Tina Fey]
- Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle” by Bobbi Misick (Essence.com) [Accepted by: Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie, with Essence.com editor, Emil Wilbekin]
The following is a list of all other award recipients announced at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
- Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
- Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Gay Teen Suicides” (series) Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
- Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi’s Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S.” by Judy Peet (The Star-Ledger [Newark, N.J.])
- Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich (The New York Times)
- Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: Denver Post
- Outstanding Magazine Article: “What Happens When You Find the One…And He’s Nothing – Nothing – Like You Expected?” by Allison Cooper (O, The Oprah Magazine)
- Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate/Out
- Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “View From Washington” (series) by Kerry Eleveld (Advocate.com)
- Outstanding Blog: Joe. My. God. (http://joemygod.blogspot.com/)
- Outstanding Music Artist: Scissor Sisters, Night Work (Downtown Records)
- Outstanding Comic Book: X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)
- Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
- Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway: The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
- Outstanding New York Theater: Off–Off Broadway: When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers
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