Following up on its recent victories at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Fox TV mega-hit "Glee" won best comedy series at the GLAAD Awards, bestowed at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
Accepting the prize, "Glee" series writer and co-creator Ryan Murphy hailed cast member Chris Colfer, who portrays gay character Kurt Hummel: “We have so much love for our own Chris Colfer, who at age 19 when the media came calling, Chris was true to who he is instead of waiting to announce (he’s gay) at 40 when it doesn’t matter ... Chris' character will never be the victim. (Next year he) will have a boyfriend, and they are going to be prom kings and be popular.”
Constance McMillen, the Mississippi high school student barred from attending her prom because she's a lesbian, was greeted by a standing ovation when she appeared to bestow an honorary award upon comic Wanda Sykes. Accepting the kudo, Sykes said, "I want to thank the Fox network or allowing me to do the show I’m doing. It's like Rupert Murdoch buying back all the hate — like I'm saving him from going to hell."
Tom Ford's "A Single Man" won best film, which was accepted by partner Richard Buckley, who noted that Ford couldn't attend due to the flights grounded by Iceland's volcano.
Other winners included "RuPaul's Drag Race" being voted best reality TV series. Additional awards, such as best drama series ("Brothers & Sisters"), were bestowed in New York City last month.See the full list here.
Highlights of the L.A. ceremony included Adam Lambert performing two songs. Prior to the ceremony he dished with Access Hollywood about the recent news that Ricky Martin's come out of the closet: "It's great to see people like Ricky feeling liberated to come out and come forward, and hopefully it will open the door wide open for more and more people to be comfortable with who they are."
Photo: Chris Colfer in "Glee." Photo credit: Fox TV.