Martin bags a GLAAD Media Award
RUSSELL Simmons, Ricky Martin and the HBO drama series True Blood are among this year’s recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Other winners of the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented on Saturday in New York, include the NBC comedy 30 Rock and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 for its series on gay teenage suicides.
Music mogul Simmons received the Excellence in Media Award.
Martin was cited for an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in which the pop singer discussed raising twin boys and his decision to come out as gay.
Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo were also recognised.
Scissor Sisters were named outstanding music artists for the album Night Work.
The website Essence. com was saluted for outstanding digital journalism.
Non-electronic media winners include The New York Times columnist Frank Rich and Peter David for his Marvel comic book X-Factor.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognise fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives in the media.
Winners were announced in 25 of this year’s total of 32 media categories.
The remaining awards will be presented at ceremonies to be held in Los Angeles and San Francisco in April and May, respectively.
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