Ricky Martin, Frank Rich, The Pride, When We Last Flew Win GLAAD Media Awards

News   Ricky Martin, Frank Rich, The Pride, When We Last Flew Win GLAAD Media Awards
 
The GLAAD Media Awards, honoring Grammy Award winner Ricky Martin, were presented March 19 in Manhattan. Andy Cohen hosted the event at the Marriot Marquis.

Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin

The 6:30 PM event recognized positive and inclusive depictions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the media. Martin (upcoming Broadway Evita revival) was presented with the Vito Russo Award and Russell Simmons with the Excellence in Media Award.

Two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Wilson (Oklahoma!, "Angels in America") and Wilson Cruz (Rent) were among the presenters. Special guests included Tina Fey, the Fabulous Beekman Boys, Jane Velez-Mitchell and DJ Tracy Young.

A selection of winners follow:

Outstanding Drama Series
"True Blood" (HBO)

Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia
"Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick (Essence.com) Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
"Klaus & Greta" "30 Rock" (NBC)

Outstanding Talk Show Episode
"Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"Gay Teen Suicides" (series) Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

Outstanding Newspaper Article
"Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi's Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S." by Judy Peet (The Star-Ledger Newark, N.J.)

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist
Frank Rich (The New York Times)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage
Denver Post

Outstanding Magazine Article
"What Happens When You Find the One...And He's Nothing – Nothing – Like You Expected?" by Allison Cooper (O, The Oprah Magazine)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate/Out

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"View From Washington" (series) by Kerry Eleveld (Advocate.com)

Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia
"Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick (Essence.com)

Outstanding Blog
Joe. My. God.

Outstanding Comic Book
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)

Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway:
The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Outstanding New York Theater: Off–Off Broadway:
When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers

The GLAAD Media Awards "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives."

For more information, visit GLAAD.org/mediaawards.

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