GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD Media Awards

The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the mainstream media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.

Davidson/Valentini Award

The Davidson/Valentini Award is presented annually at the GLAAD Media Awards. It is named in memory of Craig Davidson, GLAAD's first executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini, a GLAAD supporter. It is presented in San Francisco to an openly LGBT individual who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community.

Winners

* 2000 - Kathy Levinson [http://www.glaad.org/publications/resource_doc_detail.php?id=3233&]
* 2001 - Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman [http://www.glaad.org/publications/resource_doc_detail.php?id=3233&]
* 2002 - Sandra Bernhard [http://www.glaad.org/publications/resource_doc_detail.php?id=3233&]
* 2003 - B.D. Wong [http://www.glaad.org/media/release_detail.php?id=3394&]
* 2004 - Clive Barker [http://www.glaad.org/media/archive_detail.php?id=3677&]
* 2005 - Alec Mapa [http://www.glaad.org/media/release_detail.php?id=3821]
* 2006 - Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman [http://www.glaad.org/media/release_detail.php?id=3897]

Excellence in Media Award

The Excellence in Media Award is presented annually at the GLAAD Media Awards. It is given in New York to individuals in the media and entertainment industries who through their work have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.

Winners

* 2003 - Diane Sawyer
* 2004 - Julianne Moore
* 2005 -
* 2006 - Amanda McKeon
* 2007 - Patti LaBelle

Golden Gate Award

The Golden Gate Award is presented annually at the San Francisco GLAAD Media Awards. The Golden Gate Award is presented to media professionals who have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.

Winners

* 2003 - Stockard Channing
* 2004 - Megan Mullally
* 2005 - Jennifer Beals
* 2006 - Jennifer Tilly

tephen F. Kolzak Award

The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is presented annually at the GLAAD Media Awards. It is named after a highly successful Los Angeles casting director who devoted the last part of his life to fighting AIDS-phobia and homophobia in the entertainment industry. The award is given to an openly gay member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating homophobia.

Winners

* 1991 - Stephen F. Kolzak (posthumous)
* 1992 - Paul Monette and Lillian Faderman
* 1993 - Sir Ian McKellen
* 1994 - none
* 1995 - Pedro Zamora
* 1996 - none
* 1997 - Bruce Vilanch
* 1998 - Ellen DeGeneres
* 1999 - Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher
* 2000 - Anne Heche
* 2001 - Paris Barclay
* 2002 - Alan Ball
* 2003 - Todd Haynes
* 2004 - John Waters
* 2005 - Bill Condon
* 2006 - Melissa Etheridge
* 2007 - Martina Navratilova
* 2008 - Rufus Wainwright

Vanguard Award

The Vanguard Award is presented annually at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards to honor a member of the entertainment community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.

Winners

* 1998 - Cher
* 1999 - Whoopi Goldberg
* 2003 - Eric McCormack
* 2004 - Antonio Banderas
* 2005 - Liza Minnelli
* 2006 - Charlize Theron
* 2007 - Jennifer Aniston
* 2008 - Janet Jackson

Vito Russo Award

The Vito Russo Award is presented annually at the GLAAD Media Awards. It is named in memory of Vito Russo, a founding member of GLAAD and author of "The Celluloid Closet". The award is presented at the GLAAD New York annual event to an openly lesbian or gay member of the entertainment or media community for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia.

Winners

* 2002 - Nathan Lane
* 2003 - Rosie O'Donnell
* 2004 - Cherry Jones
* 2005 - Alan Cumming
* 2006 - David LaChapelle
* 2007 - Tom Ford

Annual awards listed by year

External links

* [http://www.glaad.org/events/mediaawards/index.php GLAAD Media Awards]
* [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/GLAAD_Media_Awards/ IMDb: GLAAD Media Awards]


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