Glee Grabs GLAAD Award
The hit TV show took home one of the award ceremony’s top honors.
On Saturday night, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) handed out awards in Los Angeles to recognize those in Hollywood who have been promoting a positive image for LGBT people.
The award for best TV comedy went to Glee, and the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, gladly accepted the award. “We have so much love for our own Chris Colfer [who plays Kurt Hummel], who at age 19 when the media came calling, Chris was true to who he is instead of waiting to announce [that he’s gay] at 40 when it doesn’t matter,” Murphy told the audience. “This show is about arts education and inclusion, and we are using the show in a great way.”
Murphy also revealed an exciting plot line for Chris’s character next year on the show: not only will Kurt get a boyfriend, but “They are going to be prom kings and they are going to be popular.”
Aside from Glee, Tom Ford for A Single Man, Wanda Sykes and Drew Barrymore all took home awards, and Adam Lambert performed. Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teen whose school canceled prom after she asked to go with her girlfriend, was on hand to present Wanda Sykes with her award.
“I really should give this award to you,” Sykes told McMillen in her acceptance speech. “But, I’m not going to do that because it means a lot to me,” she joked. “You’re young, you’re going to get a lot more awards.” (Reuters, dbtechno)