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Ricky Martin Honored by GLAAD

Ricky Martin Honored by GLAAD


Tina Fey, Ricky Martin, and Russell Simmons took home awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Saturday night at the organization's New York awards ceremony.

Grammy award winning singer Martin received the Vito Russo award for his humanitarian work as well as his new album, Musica+Alma+Sexo, and his autobiography, Me. The Reverend Al Sharpton presented music mogul Russell Simmons the excellence in media award, for his philanthropic work, and supporting efforts to improve inner-city poverty, voter registration among youth, HIV/AIDS awareness, and animal rights, and to achieve full equality for LGBT people.

The Advocate/Out also won the award for outstanding magazine coverage over all, and Kerry Eleveld, The Advocate's former Washington correspondent, won outstanding digital journalism article for her series "A View From Washington."

The remaining awards for outstanding comedy series, film, reality series, among others, will be announced in Los Angeles on April 10 and in San Francisco on May 14.

The full list of winners:
Excellence in Media Award: Russell Simmons
Vito Russo Award: Ricky Martin
Outstanding Drama Series: True Blood (HBO)
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a serious without a regular LGBT character): "Klaus & Greta" 30 Rock
Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia: "Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick,
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad," The Oprah Winfrey Show
Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine: "Gay Teen Suicides," Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi's Suicide Spurs Action Across U.S." by Judy Peet, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich, The New York Times
Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: Denver Post
Outstanding Magazine Article: "What Happens When You Find the One...And He's Nothing - Nothing - Like You Expected?" by Allison Cooper, O, The Oprah Magazine
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate/Out
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "A View From Washington" by Kerry Eleveld,
Outstanding Blog: Joe. My. God.
Outstanding Music Artist: Scissor Sisters, Night Work
Outstanding Comic Book: X-Factor by Peter David
Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
Outstanding New York Theater, Broadway & Off-Broadway: The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Outstanding New York Theater, Off-Off Broadway: When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers

Outstanding Novela: ?Donde esta Elisa?, Telemundo
Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: TIE: "Mama vistete de hombre" Casos de Familia (Univision) and "La Proposicion 8" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
Outstanding Talk Show Interview: "Saliendo del closet despues de los 30" El Show de Cristina, Univision
Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine: "En nombre del amor" Primer Impacto, Univision
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "Aumenta el hostigamiento" Despierta America, Univision
Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Acosados hasta el punto del suicidio" by Ruben Moreno, La Opinion
Outstanding Magazine Article: "Estoy feliz de ser quien soy" by Maria Morales, People en Espanol
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Fedro llego para quedarse" by Amy Linares,

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