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21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

The 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held last night in Los Angeles. Full list of winners are below.

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    The complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards:

  • 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 cancelled prom because she asked to attend with her girlfriend)

    Outstanding Film – Wide Release: A Single Man (The Weinstein Company) [Accepted by: Tom Ford's partner Richard Buckley]

    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.



    Quips and Quotes from the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards:

    "Iron Chef" Cat Cora presented actress-director Drew Barrymore with the Vanguard Award, which honors efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay community. In a humorous video before accepting her trophy, Barrymore listed several of her inspirational gay colleagues, including her agent, lawyer, doctor, stylists and one of her dogs. "The thing that means the most to me about an evening like this, and why I want to fight and be outspoken about this is because there are so many people who are in desperate need of families," Barrymore said.

    Constance McMillen, the lesbian Mississippi teenager who challenged her school district's ban of same-sex prom dates, presented comedian-actress Wanda Sykes with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to an openly gay member of the entertainment community for their work toward eliminating homophobia. "I'm willing to give this award to you," Sykes teased McMillen, "but I'm not gonna do it. It means a lot to me."

    Adam Lambert, the glam-rocking "American Idol" runner-up who raised eyebrows with his racy performance at last year's American Music Awards, capped off the ceremony hosted by transgender actress Candis Cayne and gay actor Wilson Cruz with a performance of his tunes "Music Again" and "Fever." He ended by pleading for diversity within the gay community.

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