Honoring TV’s Finest: GLAAD Media Awards

Earlier this month, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) presented the last of its 2005 Media Awards at a ceremony in San Francisco. The awards, presented each year at star-studded events also held in New York and Los Angeles, honor individuals and projects in the media and entertainment industries for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community.

Winners of awards run the gamut, from Broadway plays to TV shows to Web sites. In the following listing, we’ve focused only on the TV awards.

Honors presented in New York on March 28, 2005:

Outstanding Documentary: “I’m Gay and I’m Getting Married” True Life (MTV)
Outstanding TV Journalism: “They Didn’t Ask, He Didn’t Tell” 60 Minutes (CBS)
Special Recognition:The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Comedy Series:Will & Grace (NBC)
Outstanding Daily Drama:One Life to Live (ABC)
Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “The 11-Year-Old Who Wants a Sex Change” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
Outstanding Spanish-language Novela:La Mujer de Lorenzo (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-language Individual Episode (in a series without a regular gay character): “Pareja de Lesbianas” Al Filo de la Ley (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-language Reality Program:Protagonistas de Novela (Telemundo)
Outstanding Spanish-language Talk Show Episode: “Mi Hijo es Homosexual” Laura en América (Telemundo)

Honors presented in Los Angeles on April 30, 2005:

Outstanding Drama Series:Six Feet Under (HBO)
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular gay character): “Lost Boys” Jack & Bobby (The WB)
Outstanding Television Movie:Jack (Showtime)
Outstanding Reality Program:Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo) and The Real World: Philadelphia (MTV)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism - Newsmagazine: “Los Muxes” Aquí y Ahora (Univision)

Honors Presented in San Francisco June 11, 2005

Golden Gate Award (paying tribute to a member of the entertainment or media community for their outstanding contribution in combating homophobia): Jennifer Beals
Davidson/Valentini Award (honoring an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community): Alec Mapa, star of UPN’s Half & Half
Pioneer Award: Hank Plante
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism - News Segment: “Gays y la Adopción” Hoy en el Mundo (Telemundo)