GLAAD - aka The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – who has NOTHING to do with the trash bag company- honored the best representations of gay community members in various media outlets including music, television, film, blogs and others.
Last year’s indie film Pariah, following a lesbian black teenager in Brooklyn, earned an award as outstanding film in limited release award. HBO’s Cinema Verite won best TV movie or miniseries. Openly gay high school student Katy Butler received a special honor in recognition of her anti-bullying efforts, while the award for outstanding TV segment went to ABC World News with Diane Sawyer for “Battle Against Bullying.”
Dancing With the Stars, featuring contestant Chaz Bono, the transgender child of Cher and Sonny Bono, was recognized as the year’s outstanding reality TV program. Other awards went to Oprah Winfrey, playwright Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the New York Times, the Boston Globe and The Advocate.
GLAAD plans to present more media awards in Los Angeles on April 21st and San Francisco on June 2nd.Tags: GLAAD, Lady Gaga, NBC, SMASH
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