More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
VIDEO: Kim Cattrall honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco
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.
Kim Cattrall received the Golden Gate Award in recognition of her vocal support for the LGBT community. Watch Kim’s acceptance speech below.
Additionally, tech writer Kara Swisher was honored with the Local Hero Award in recognition of her work to raise awareness about LGBT lives and issues, and AT&T was honored with the Corporate Leader Award in recognition of its long-standing and public commitment to LGBT employees and consumers.
Other winners included Focus Features’ “The Kids Are All Right” (accepted by writer/director Lisa Cholodenko), “8: The Mormon Proposition” (accepted by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black) and Spanish-language recording artist Christian Chávez.
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.
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