List of Award Recipients: 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by Ketel One and Wells Fargo, Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, June 2, 2012

June 2, 2012

Rich Ferraro
Director of Communications, GLAAD
(646) 871-8011

San Francisco, CA, June 2, 2012 - GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in four of this year's 35 media categories at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented nationally by Ketel One and Wells Fargo and locally by Southwest Airlines at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Saturday night.  The San Francisco show is the final event in the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards series; additional awards were presented in New York on March 24 and in Los Angeles on April 21.

A complete press release will be posted by 2 p.m. PT and photos from the event by 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards (accepters tentative):

  • Golden Gate Award:  Shonda Rhimes (presented by Scandal's Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz and Katie Lowes)
  • Corporate Leader Award:  Wells Fargo (accepted by Caryl Athanasiu, Executive Vice President and Chief Operational Risk Officer, Wells Fargo)
  • Special Recognition Award:  Facebook (accepted by Andrew Noyes and Sara Sperling from Facebook)
  • Outstanding Drama Series: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)  [accepted by show creator Shonda Rhimes]
  • Outstanding Daily Drama: Days of Our Lives (NBC)  [accepted by Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith]
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Adam and Pete: Love in a Time of War" by Max J. Rosenthal (  [accepted by Adam Harmon and Pete Bennett]

GLAAD also announced that Las Aparicio (Mun 2) received the award for Outstanding Novela.

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, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

Following is a complete list of award recipients from the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards series.

Award Recipients announced June 2 at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco
Golden Gate Award
Shonda Rhimes
Corporate Leader Award
Wells Fargo
Special Recognition Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Outstanding Daily Drama
Days of Our Lives (NBC) 
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
"Adam and Pete: Love in a Time of War" by Max J. Rosenthal ( 
Award Recipients announced April 21 at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles
Stephen F. Kolzak Award
Chaz Bono
Vanguard Award
Josh Hutcherson
Outstanding Film - Wide Release
Beginners (Focus Features) 
Outstanding Documentary
Becoming Chaz (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) 
Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family (ABC) 
Outstanding Individual Episode
TIE: "Prom" Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) and "Beards" Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Award Recipients announced March 24 at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York
Vito Russo Award
Craig Zadan & Neil Meron 
Special Recognition Award
openly gay 17-year-old anti-bullying advocate, Katy Butler
Outstanding Film- Limited Release
Pariah (Focus Features)
Outstanding Reality Program
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Battle Against Bullying" ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC)
Outstanding Magazine Article
TIE: "15th Anniversary of the Passage of the Defense of Marriage Act" (series) by Chris Geidner (Metro Weekly)  and "Black & Gay in Corporate America" by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise)
Outstanding TV Movie Or Mini Series
Cinema Verite (HBO)
Outstanding Talk Show Episode
"Coming Out on the Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests" The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
 "The 'Sissy Boy' Experiments" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Outstanding Newspaper Article
"Led by the Child Who Simply Knew" by Bella English (The Boston Globe)
Outstanding Newspaper Columnist
Frank Bruni (The New York Times)
Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage
The New York Times
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate/Out
Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia
"Injustice at Every Turn" (
Outstanding Blog
TIE:  Towleroad ( and Mombian (
Outstanding Music Artist
Lady Gaga, Born This Way (Interscope Records)
Outstanding Comic Book
Batwoman by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman (DC Comics)
Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
No Word in Guyanese for Me by Wendy Graf
Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off Broadway
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner
Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
Southern Comfort book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis
Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode
"Lesbianas celebran 10 años" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
Outstanding Talk Show Interview
"Entrevista con Raquel Gómez y Mony Ruiz Velasco" Al Punto (Univision)
Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine
"Asesino" Primer Impacto (Univision)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
"Ángeles del cambio" Noticiero 34 (KMEX TV-34 [Los Angeles, Calif.])
Outstanding Newspaper Article
 TIE:  "Casamiento e hijos biológicos para pareja gay hispana de EEUU" by Claudia Torrens ( Associated Press) and "Madre hay una sola, no necesariamente" by Virginia Gaglianone (La Opinión)
Outstanding Magazine Article
"Nueva York ♥ la igualdad" by Michelle Oyola (People en Español)
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
 "Las 7 señales de un niño transgénero" by Paula Andalo (
Outstanding Music Artist
Ricky Martin, Música + Alma + Sexo (Sony Music Latin)
Outstanding Novela
Las Aparicio (Mun 2)
Special Recognition
El Diario la Prensa


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