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'Perks of Being a Wallflower,' 'American Horror Story' Win GLAAD Media Awards

From left to right: actors Johnny Simmons, Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman, and director Stephen Chbosky
From left to right: actors Johnny Simmons, Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman, and director Stephen Chbosky
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Bill Clinton and “The New Normal” were also honored during a ceremony in Los Angeles.

The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards continued Saturday in Los Angeles, where Perks of Being a Wallflower took home outstanding film: wide release.

Former President Bill Clinton was honored with the advocate for change award, while NBC’s The New Normal took home outstanding comedy series. FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum won outstanding TV movie or mini-series, and NBC’s Days of Our Lives won outstanding daily drama.

During his acceptance speech, Clinton said he would continue working until all people who loved each other could get married. He called on the audience to "fight bullying" and said his daughter Chelsea, her husband, and their gay friends have modeled for him "the way we ought to treat each other regardless of sexual orientation."

He continued: "We are less racist, less sexist, less homophobic, but we have a new problem: we don't want to be around anyone who disagrees with us."

Clinton's daughter escorted him off the stage after his speech.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Brett Ratner Accepts GLAAD Award: 'I Learned a Valuable Lesson'

Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio introduced Steve Warren, an entertainment lawyer who was honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. He gave a fiery speech and took specific aim at Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whom he called a schoolyard bully who uses his intellect instead of his fists.

The ceremony took place at the JW Marriott and was hosted by Drew Barrymore. Additional honorees were announced in New York last month, and more are to come May 11 in San Francisco.

The GLAAD Media Awards fund the organization's work of bringing stories of LGBT people and issues to the U.S. public. The events have raised nearly $3.5 million for the group annually.

Find the list of Saturday's winner’s below.

Advocate for Change Award: Bill Clinton, presented by Harvey Weinstein and Jennifer Lawrence

Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Steve Warren, presented by Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron

Outstanding Film – Wide Release: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment), accepted by writer-director Stephen Chbosky with Logan Lerman, Johnny Simmons and Mae Whitman

Outstanding Comedy Series: The New Normal (NBC), accepted by Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto, Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Georgia King and Jayson Blair.

Outstanding Individual Episode: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What to Do” Raising Hope (Fox), accepted by show creator Greg Garcia with Cloris Leachman, Shannon Woodward

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series: American Horror Story: Asylum (FX), accepted by show creator Ryan Murphy

Outstanding Daily Drama: Days of Our Lives (NBC), accepted by: Freddie Smith

Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “At Home with Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiancé David Burtka, & Their Twins” Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)

Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: The Children by Michael Elyanow

Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: “Confirma su identidad como mujer” Showbiz (CNN en Español)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: TIE: “Los transexuales buscan su identidad en medio de ignorancia y prejuicios” Encuentro (CNN en Español) and “La vida en rosa” Aquí y Ahora (Univision)

Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Gays y padres excelentes” by Pilar Marrero (La Opinión)

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