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Yet another laurel for Brokeback Mountain

The movie bags the top film prize from a gay organisation that monitors the media.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 13:00 IST

Brokeback Mountain

, the story of a troubled love affair between two cowboys, has taken the top film prize from a gay organisation that monitors the media.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) presented the award Monday at a ceremony to recognise mainstream media for their "fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community," the group said in a statement.

"To end our Brokeback journey here tonight is like coming home," Ang Lee, the film's director said in his acceptance speech.

"The fact is this: Brokeback Mountain has helped to change the world. And it is such a privilege and honour to have joined you, and all the people all over the world, who struggle for compassion and equality".

The film  has won several awards and was considered a frontrunner for the best-picture Oscar but lost out to Crash at the Academy Awards.

Presenters, performers and guests at Monday's event included Sandra Bernhard, the pop band Eraure, and Czech model Petra Nemcova, who presented an award for photographer David LaChapelle.

Other winners at the GLAAD awards included Newsweek for magazine reporting; The Oprah Winfrey Show for an episode focused on gay people's coming-out stories; USA Today for newspaper coverage; and Melissa Etheridge for best music artist.