Lady Gaga Receives GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist
June 5, 2010, San Francisco, CA – GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 3 of this year's 32 media categories at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented in San Francisco by Southwest Airlines at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Saturday night. Additional awards were presented in New York on March 13 and in Los Angeles on April 17.
A complete press release with quotes from the honorees will be posted by 2 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at www.glaad.org. Photographs from the event may be downloaded at www.WireImage.com or viewed on www.glaad.org after 5:00 p.m. PT on June 6.
Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards (acceptors tentative):
- Golden Gate Award: Cybill Shepherd (presented by her daughters, Clementine Ford and Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim)
- Davidson/Valentini Award: Lee Daniels (presented by Jensen Atwood)
- Outstanding Documentary: Ask Not (PBS) [Accepted by: director Johnny Symons]
- Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia: "The Stonewall Riots: 40 Years Later" (AARP.org) [Accepted by: producer David Singleton]
- San Francisco Local Hero Award: Robert Hanson (President of Levi Strauss Americas) [Accepted on his behalf by: Jeff Harlowe, Senior Vice President for Levi's Latin America Commercial Operations]
GLAAD also announced that Lady Gaga received the award for Outstanding Music Artist for her album, The Fame Monster (Interscope). The GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) music artist who has increased visibility of the LGBT community and spoken out for equality via their music or media appearances. Lady Gaga has identified as bisexual in a number of interviews, spoke at last year’s National Equality March in Washington, D.C. and included LGBT images in her music videos.
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The GLAAD Media Awards elevate and promote fair, accurate and inclusive stories of LGBT issues, people and allies that have increased awareness, understanding and respect for the lives of LGBT people. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009.
More information about the GLAAD Media Awards events in New York and Los Angeles may be found at http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards.