This past Saturday, GLAAD held its 21st Annual Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, the second presentation of 3 this spring. The first was in March in NYC and the last will be in San Francisco in June. The event spotlights a special group of individuals who are recognized for their positive Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered influences and portrayals they have in the media. Here are the LA award recipients:
- Vanguard Award: Drew Barrymore (presented by openly lesbian star of Iron Chef America Cat Cora)
- Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Wanda Sykes (presented by Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teenager whose high school canceled prom because she asked to attend with her girlfriend)
- Outstanding Film – Wide Release: A Single Man (The Weinstein Company) [Accepted by: Richard Buckley on behalf of his partner, Tom Ford]
- Outstanding Comedy Series: Glee (Fox) [Accepted by: Ryan Murphy, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Jessalyn Gilsig, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, and Jenna Ushkowitz]
- Outstanding Reality Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo/VH1) [Accepted by: RuPaul]
- Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism Segment: “Polémicas Adopciones” Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo) [Accepted by: Ramon Escobar, executive vice-president of news for Telemundo; reporter Carlos Botifoll and producer, Elisa Ross]
GLAAD also announced that Lydia by Octavio Solis received the award in the Outstanding Los Angeles Theater category. The night was full of fun, as both Adam Lambert and the cast of FOX’s Glee performed to the roaring applause of the crowd. A proud day for those who believe in equality for all.