GLAAD honors Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar

'Brothers and Sisters' named outstanding drama series

Joy Behar, host of CNN Headline News' "The Joy Behar Show," was presented with an Excellence in Media Award and actress and same-sex marriage advocate Cynthia Nixon was recognized with the Vito Russo Award at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night in New York.

ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" was named outstanding drama series, while Lifetime's "Prayers for Bobby," starring Sigourney Weaver, took the prize for outstanding TV movie or miniseries.

The award for outstanding TV journalism segment went to CNN's "American Morning" for a report titled "Why Will Won't Pledge Allegiance."

The category of outstanding digital journalism resulted in a tie between John Buccigross' "We Love You, This Won't Change a Thing," which appeared on, and Brent Hartinger's "Why Can't You Just Butch Up? Gay Men, Effeminacy, and Our War with Ourselves," which was published on

The Broadway revival of the musical "Hair" was awarded special recognition, which was accepted by cast member Gavin Creel.

Additional awards will be presented in Los Angeles on April 17 and in San Francisco on June 5.

A complete list of winners follows on the next page.

GLAAD Media Awards

Excellence in Media Award
Joy Behar

Vito Russo Award
Cynthia Nixon

Drama Series
"Brothers & Sisters," ABC

TV Movie or Miniseries
"Prayers for Bobby," Lifetime

TV Journalism Segment
"Why Will Won't Pledge Allegiance," "American Morning," CNN

Digital Journalism
"We Love You, This Won't Change a Thing," John Buccigross,
"Why Can't You Just Butch Up? Gay Men, Effeminacy, and Our War with Ourselves," Brent Hartinger,

Special Recognition

Film, Limited Release
"Little Ashes," Regent Releasing

Individual Episode
"Pawness Zoo," "Parks and Recreation," NBC

Talk Show Episode
"Ellen DeGeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossi," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," syndicated

Daily Drama
"One Life to Live," ABC

TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"Uganda Be Kidding Me" (series), "The Rachel Maddow Show," MSNBC

Newspaper Article
"Kept From a Dying Partner's Bedside," Tara Parker-Pope, the New York Times

Newspaper Columnist
Frank Rich, the New York Times

Newspaper Overall Coverage
The New York Times

Magazine Article
"Coming Out in Middle School," Benoit Denizet-Lewis, the New York Times Magazine

Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate

Comic Book
Detective Comics, Greg Rucka, DC Comics

New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway
"A Boy and His Soul," Colman Domingo

New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
"She Like Girls," Chisa Hutchinson


"Mas Sabe el Diablo," Telemundo

Daytime Talk Show Episode
"Adopcion gay: un tema muy controversial," "Paparazzi TV Sensacional," MegaTV

Talk Show Interview
"Realidades de ser gay en la tercera edad," "El Show de Cristina," Univision

TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"En el cuerpo equivocado," "Primer Impacto," Univision & "Damas gracias: Entrevista con Eva Leivas-Andino," "Al Rojo Vivo," Telemundo

Newspaper Article
"Mas familias de dos papas o dos mamas," Pilar Marrero, La Opinion

Magazine Article,
"Del odio a la justicia," Lena Hansen, People en Espanol

Digital Journalism Article
"Saliendo del closet: Como enfrentarlo en familia," Fernanda Martinez,
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