San Francisco, May 14, 2011 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced award recipients in 3 of this year’s 32 media categories at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented nationally by RÖKK Vodka and locally by Southwest Airlines at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Saturday night. Additional awards were presented in New York on March 19, and in Los Angeles on April 10.
Glee’s Naya Rivera hosted the event for the capacity crowd with presenters including Mario Lopez, Sara Ramirez, and Louis Van Amstel. Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the award(accepters tentative):
•Golden Gate Award: Kim Cattrall
•Local Hero Award: Kara Swisher
•Corporate Leader Award: AT&T (accepted by Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California)
•Outstanding Film – Wide Release: The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features) [accepted by: writer/director, Lisa Cholodenko]
•Outstanding Documentary: 8: The Mormon Proposition(Red Flag Releasing) [accepted by: Dustin Lance Black, who narrated the film]
•Outstanding Spanish-Language Music Artist: Christian Chávez, Almas transparentes (EMI) [accepted by: Christian Chávez]
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. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.
“The media has a huge role in growing acceptance and understanding of gay and transgender people,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “As Americans see images and stories like this year’s award recipients, more and more are supporting full equality.”