By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com April 09 2003 11:00 PM ET
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation held the first of its three annual awards events Monday, with the 14th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. Rosie O'Donnell was honored with the Vito Russo Award for her contribution toward eliminating homophobia. ABC News's Diane Sawyer was recognized with the Excellence in Media Award as well as being honored with the TV journalism award for her interview with O'Donnell about adoption laws. O'Donnell received additional plaudits for a segment on her talk show, "Adopted by Gay Parents." Awards at the New York event also went to Edward Albee's play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? as well as the off-Broadway musical Zanna Don't! and a Washington, D.C., production of Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi.