GLAAD honors Behar, ‘Brothers’

Winners also include 'Parks,' 'Pledge'

ABC drama “Brothers and Sisters” and Lifetime movie “Prayers for Bobby” were among the recipients of the GLAAD Media Awards, handed out Saturday in New York.

Also honored at the Marriott Marquis ceremony were the “Pawnee Zoo” episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” featuring Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Outstanding daily drama went to ABC soap “One Life to Live.”

“Little Ashes” was recognized in the limited-release film category.

Other winners included CNN’s news segment “Why Will Won’t Pledge Allegiance” on “American Morning” and the “Uganda Be Kidding Me” segment of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Joy Behar picked up the Excellence in Media Award for her LGBT advocacy on ABC’s “The View” as well as her continued representation and increased visibility of LGBT-specific issues on her HLN talkshow, “The Joy Behar Show.”

Also, “Sex and the City” thesp Cynthia Nixon was honored with the Vito Russo Award for promoting equality.

Outstanding novella went to Telemundo’s “Mas Sabe el Diablo.”

Additional GLAAD kudos will be awarded in Los Angeles on April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and in San Francisco on June 5 at the Westin St. Francis.

Complete list of winners:

Excellence in Media Award: Joy Behar

Vito Russo Award: Cynthia Nixon

Outstanding Drama Series: Brothers and Sisters (ABC)

Outstanding TV Movie or Miniseries: Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Why Will Won’t Pledge Allegiance” American Morning (CNN)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: TIE: “‘We Love You, This Won’t Change a Thing'” by John Buccigross ( and “Why Can’t You Just Butch Up? Gay Men, Effeminacy, and Our War with Ourselves” by Brent Hartinger (

Special Recognition: Hair

Outstanding Film-Limited Release: Little Ashes (Regent Releasing)

Outstanding Individual Episode: “Pawnee Zoo” Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Outstanding Daily Drama: One Life to Live (ABC)

Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Ellen DeGeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossi” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Uganda Be Kidding Me” (series) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Kept From a Dying Partner’s Bedside” by Tara Parker-Pope (The New York Times)

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich (The New York Times)

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: The New York Times

Outstanding Magazine Article: “Coming Out in Middle School” by Benoit Denizet-Lewis (The New York Times Magazine)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate

Outstanding Comic Book: Detective Comics by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway: A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo

Outstanding New York Theater: Off–Off Broadway: She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson

Spanish-Language Awards Announced in New York

Outstanding Novela: Mas Sabe el Diablo (Telemundo)

Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: “Adopcion gay: un tema muy controversial” Paparazzi TV Sensacional (MegaTV)

Outstanding Talk Show Interview: “Realidades de ser gay en la tercera edad” El Show de Cristina (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: TIE: “En el cuerpo equivocado” Primer Impacto (Univision) & “Damas gracias: Entrevista con Eva Leivas-Andino” Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)

Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Mas familias de dos papas o dos mamas” by Pilar Marrero (La Opinión)

Outstanding Magazine Article: “Del odio a la justicia” by Lena Hansen (People en Espanol)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Saliendo del closet: Como enfrentarlo en familia” by Fernanda Martinez (

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