Actors Joy Behar and Cynthia Nixon and ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters were among this year’s recipients of the media awards given by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Presented in New York on Saturday, the winners of the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards also included the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, the Lifetime network film Prayers for Bobby and a report on CNN’s American Morning programme called Why Will Won’t Pledge Allegiance.
The ABC daytime drama One Life to Live and an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show were also recognised, as were the Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.
Among winners in nonelectronic media, The New York Times was awarded for overall outstanding newspaper coverage, and Detective Comics was named outstanding comic book.
Sex and the City star Nixon was honoured with the Vito Russo Award, which is named after a founding member of GLAAD and is presented to a gay media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the gay community. Behar, a co-host of ABC’s The View, received the Excellence in Media Award.
The GLAAD Media Awards salute fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives in the media.