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Hosted by drag queen Shangela, the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night featured stars of the entertainment industry coming together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and its thriving representation in film and television.
Many guests were seen wearing blue "&" pins representing the visibility and acceptance of minority groups such as Muslims, black Americans, immigrants, people of color and LGBTQ+ members.
Major winners during the ceremony, held at the New York Hilton Midtown, included Boy Erased for outstanding film in limited release and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story for outstanding TV movie or limited series.
Also during the ceremony, Madonna was presented with an Advocate for Change award from Anderson Cooper, Rosie O'Donnell and Mykki Blanco. Andy Cohen accepted the Vito Russo award from Sarah Jessica Parker.
Other winners included Pose for outstanding drama series, presented by Rachel Brosnahan and accepted by creators Ryan Murphy and Steven Canals with cast members including Billy Porter and Janet Mock. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee's "Trans Rights Under Attack" segment was awarded outstanding variety or talk show episode.
"Over the past 30 years, images in media have evolved to celebrate the unique and dynamic stories of LGBTQ people and accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community,” said GLAAD CEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis. "This year’s award recipients like Pose and Don Lemon showcase what it means to move the needle forward, as they bring diverse and critical LGBTQ stories and issues to the forefront of mainstream media."
Additional winners at the L.A. ceremony included Love, Simon for outstanding film in wide release and Vida for outstanding comedy series.
A full list of winners from the NYC ceremony is below.
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