Monday, April 19, 2010

GLAAD Media Awards Honor Drew Barrymore and Wanda Sykes

The GLAAD Media Awards took place Saturday night in Los Angeles and the stars turned out in full force to receive honors and support the LGBT community. Actress/producer Drew Barrymore picked up the Vanguard Award which is presented to a member of the entertainment community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.

Comedian/talk show host Wanda Sykes received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to an openly gay or lesbian entertainer or member of the media for his or her work in eliminating homophobia. Wanda received her award from Mississippi teen Constance McMillen, who made headlines this spring for her fight to attend her senior prom with her girlfriend.

The evening was hosted by trans actress Candis Cayne (Dirty Sexy Money) and out gay actor Wilson Cruz. Also honored at the ceremony were the cast of "Glee" (Best Comedy Series) and RuPaul for "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Outstanding Reality Program).

The evening's festivities were capped off with a performance by "American Idol" alum, Adam Lambert.
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