Ricky Martin, 'True Blood' Among GLAAD Award Honorees
9:01 AM PDT 3/20/2011 by THR staff
The singer was praised for his Oprah appearance where he discussed his decision to come out as gay.
Ricky Martin, the HBO-series True Blood and NBC's 30 Rock were among those honored at the 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Other winners included music mogul Russell Simmons and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 for its series on gay teen suicides. The prizes were presented in 25 categories by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on Saturday, during a New York ceremony Saturday night hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen. 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. True Blood won for Outstanding Drama Series. Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo were also recognized. The band the Scissor Sisters were named outstanding music artists for the album Night Work. The website Essence.com was saluted for outstanding digital journalism. Nonelectronic media winners include The New York Times columnist Frank Rich and Peter David for his Marvel comic book X-Factor. 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. Kristin Chenoweth will receive an award in San Francisco.
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