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GLAAD Honors Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar, 'Prayers for Bobby' and 'Parks and Recreation'

GLAAD Honors Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar, 'Prayers for Bobby' and 'Parks and Recreation'

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation held its annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City Saturday, and Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar and Sigourney Weaver were on hand to accept honors. Brothers and Sisters, Parks and Recreation, The Oprah Winfrey Show, One Life to Live and The Rachel Maddow Show also picked up honors.

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation held its annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City Saturday. Broadway and film star Alan Cumming hosted the event where Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar and Sigourney Weaver were on hand to accept honors. Also on tap at the awards were Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bernhard and the Broadway cast of Hair.

The Cast of Hair

Among the television shows bestowed with honors for positive representation of LGBT people in the media, were Brothers & Sisters, which was named Best Drama and the Amy Poehler vehicle Parks and Recreation, which picked up an honor for best individual episode, according to EOnline.

Presenters Sarah Paulson and Sandra Bernhard

Additional shows that picked up nods at the 21st Annual GLAAD Awards were The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's One Life to Live and the show with the hottest lesbian anchor, The Rachel Maddow Show.

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The View co-host and host of her own show, Joy Behar earned the Excellence in Media Award.

Sex and the City star and vocal proponent for marriage rights, Cynthia Nixon, took home the Vito Russo Award, which is awarded to an openly gay media professional who has made inroads in promoting equal rights.

Prayers for Bobby's Sigourney Weaver was on hand to pick up the award the film won for Outstanding Made for TV Movie.


A list of the winners can be found at the GLAAD website.

GLAAD will also hold awards' shows in Los Angeles on April 17, and in San Francisco on June 5.

 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.