VIDEO: Glee's Naya Rivera hosts the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, calls for more transgender-inclusive storylines on TV

Naya Rivera and Golden Gate Award recipient Kim Cattrall

On Saturday night, GLAAD honored the media’s most outstanding representations of the LGBT community at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, presented nationally by ROKK Vodka and locally by Southwest Airlines.

"Glee’s" Naya Rivera hosted the evening, who told the crowd that “hopefully the huge increases in gay and lesbian characters will lead to more diverse and transgender-inclusive storylines.” Watch video of Naya’s opening remarks below.

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Kim Cattrall, Kara Swisher and “The Kids Are All Right” were among the GLAAD Media Award recipients, with special guests including Mario Lopez, Sara Ramirez, Dustin Lance Black and Christian Chavez, among others.

(To see a complete list of nominees and award recipients, click here.)

Sara Ramirez (L) and host Naya Rivera

Backstage, Rivera told Ramirez, "We're Latina. We're lesbians. Let's do this!"

National Presenting Partner ROKK Vodka also pledged $100 donation for each time someone said “ROKK” on stage.

Previous events were held in Los Angeles and New York, where GLAAD honored Ricky Martin, Kristin Chenoweth, Russell Simmons, Robert Greenblatt, “30 Rock,” “Glee,” “Modern Family” and “True Blood” among others.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.  GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.

To receive the latest updates on the GLAAD Media Awards, follow @glaad on Twitter and use the hashtag #glaadawards.

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