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Jennifer Lopez, 'Orange Is the New Black' star Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

The pop star and American Idol judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. In addition to being an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Lopez serves as executive producer of the ABC Family series The Fosters, which centers on a lesbian couple raising their children. The Fosters also won the award for outstanding drama series.

Other winners at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ceremony included NBC’s Days of Our Lives for daily drama, Fuse’s Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce for reality program, Tegan and Sara for music artist and Young Avengers for comic book. Bridegroom and Call Me Kuchu tied for the outstanding documentary trophy.

Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment community. Previous recipients include Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Ellen DeGeneres, and Ian McKellen. READ FULL STORY

Brett Ratner to receive Ally Award from GLAAD

Talk about a turn of the tide. In November 2011, Brett Ratner found himself under fire for using a gay slur at a screening of his film Tower Heist. That widely publicized choice of words cost him his gig producing the 2012 Oscars. Fast forward 16 months, and Ratner is getting an award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. GLAAD announced today that the organization will honor Ratner with their inaugural Ally Award.

The new award will honor Ratner for directing and producing the GLAAD “Coming Out for Equality” PSA series, which features straight celebrities advocating equal rights for the LGBT community. Participating celebrities include Charlie Sheen, Jackie Chan and Tamala Jones. The videos, along with the reveal of other participants, will be released later this month. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy,' Shonda Rhimes win GLAAD awards

GLAAD likes Facebook.

The social networking site won the Special Recognition Award at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 23rd annual Media Awards.

Other honorees at Saturday’s ceremony in San Francisco included Grey’s Anatomy for drama series, Days of Our Lives for daily drama series, Max J. Rosenthal of The Huffington Post for digital journalism article, Wells Fargo for the Corporate Leader Award and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes for the Golden Gate Award.

The awards salute fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives in the media. Other winners from among this year’s 35 categories were honored at ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles earlier this year.

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GLAAD Media Awards honor Lady Gaga, 'DWTS,' 'Oprah Winfrey Show': Full winners list

The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, hosted by Glee‘s Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera, were held Saturday night in New York City. The winners:

• Vito Russo Award: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, executive producers of Smash
• Special Recognition Award: Katy Butler, openly gay 17-year-old anti-bullying advocate
• Outstanding Film – Limited Release: Pariah
• Outstanding TV Movie Or Mini Series: Cinema Verite
• Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Coming Out on the Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests,” The Oprah Winfrey Show
• Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “The ‘Sissy Boy’ Experiments,” Anderson Cooper 360
• Outstanding Reality Program: Dancing With the Stars
• Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Battle Against Bullying,” ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
• Outstanding Music Artist: Lady Gaga, Born This Way
• Outstanding Comic Book: Batwoman by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
• Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre: No Word in Guyanese for Me by Wendy Graf
• Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway & Off Broadway: The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner READ FULL STORY

'Glee,' 'Modern Family,' 'J. Edgar,' Lady Gaga among nominees for 2012 GLAAD Media Awards

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards this morning, bestowing honors on everything from J. Edgar and Albert Nobbs in movies; to Grey’s Anatomy, Glee, and Modern Family (pictured) in television; and Lady Gaga and The Voice contestant Beverly McClellan in music.

Nominees were announced in several other categories, including reality television, talk shows, daily dramas, newsmagazines, blogs, theater, comic books, newspapers, and magazines, where Entertainment Weekly was once again nominated in the category for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage. The 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.”

“This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, while spotlighting the diversity of our community,” said GLAAD’s acting president Mike Thompson, in a statement. “Audiences expect to see their own worlds reflected in media, and today more than ever, those include the lives of LGBT people. Viewers know that LGBT characters and stories are simply natural extensions of, and glimpses into, their own experiences from across America.”

The 2012 GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out during three different ceremonies, in New York City on March 24, in Los Angeles on April 21, and in San Francisco on June 2. Special honorees for each city will be announced in the coming weeks. Read the full list of nominees here:

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'Glee' star Naya Rivera will host the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco

Naya Rivera, who plays closeted cheerleader Santana on Glee, will host the GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in San Francisco on May 14. Sex and the City alum Kim Cattrall will also be on hand to accept the Golden Gate Award. Additionally, guests including Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, The Kids are All Right‘s writer/director Lisa Cholodenko, and Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez are slated to attend. Learn more about the awards at GLAAD’s website.

'Glee,' 'Modern Family,' 'Project Runway,' Kristin Chenoweth honored at GLAAD Media Awards

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation handed out honors to Kristin Chenoweth (Vanguard Award), NBC Entertainment Chariman Robert Greenblatt (Stephen F. Kolzak Award), Glee and Modern Family (tie for Outstanding Comedy Series, pictured here), Project Runway (Outstanding Reality Program), and I Love You Phillip Morris (Outstanding Film – Limited Release) at its 22nd Annual Media Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday evening. Additional awards went to The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (Outstanding TV Journalism Segment) and Bianca “Nikki” Peet, a 17-year-old student from Corpus Christi, Texas, for her efforts to organize a Gay Straight Alliance at her high school after her principal originally prohibited the group. READ FULL STORY

Ricky Martin, 'True Blood,' '30 Rock' honored at GLAAD Media Awards

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation handed out top honors to Ricky Martin (Vito Russo Award), True Blood (Outstanding Drama Series), 30 Rock (Outstanding Individual Episode, for “Klaus & Greta”), and Russell Simmons (Excellence in Media Award) at its 22nd Annual Media Awards ceremony in New York, hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen. In all, awards were given in 25 categories, including Outstanding Talk Show Episode, to The Oprah Winfrey Show for Ricky Martin’s appearance, and Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine, to Anderson Cooper 360 for its report on gay teen suicide. See the full list of honorees at the GLAAD website. The organization will honor other winners, including Kristin Chenoweth, at a ceremony in Los Angeles in April, and an event in San Francisco in May.

GLAAD to honor Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth

GLAAD-AwardsImage Credit: Bob Charlotte /PR Photos; Beth Wagner/PR PhotosRicky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth will receive special honors at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, recognizing their efforts to promote equal rights and understanding of the LGBT community. GLAAD, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will honor Martin with the Vito Russo Award at the organization’s New York ceremony on March 19. READ FULL STORY

'Glee,' 'A Single Man,' and 'RuPaul's Drag Race' win GLAAD Media Awards

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) awarded the majority of its media awards during a March ceremony in NYC, but at a celebration in LA last night, the organization announced another batch of winners, including Fox’s breakout comedy Glee, the Tom Ford-directed A Single Man, and Logo reality hit RuPaul’s Drag Race. Additionally, actress Drew Barrymore and comedian Wanda Sykes were honored at the ceremony with special awards. See below for a full list of award winners:

- Vanguard Award: Drew Barrymore
- Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Wanda Sykes
- Outstanding Film: A Single Man
- Outstanding Comedy Series: Glee
- Outstanding Reality Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race
- Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism Segment: “Polémicas Adopciones” Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)

The GLAAD Media Awards “elevate and promote fair, accurate and inclusive stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, people and allies that have increased awareness, understanding and respect for the lives of LGBT people.”

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