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Russell Simmons, Ricky Martin big winners at the GLAAD Media Awards


The 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards were presented in 25 of the 32 media categories Saturday evening at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York. Additional awards will be presented in Los Angeles on April 10 and in San Francisco on May 14.

Here's a list of the GLAAD award winners:

Excellence in Media Award: Russell Simmons

Vito Russo Award: Ricky Martin

Outstanding Drama Series: "True Blood"

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character):  the "30 Rock" episode "Klaus & Greta"

Outstanding Digital Journalism-Multimedia: "Bridal Bliss: Aisha and Danielle" by Bobbi Misick (

Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad" on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Outstanding TV Journalist-Newsmagazine: "Gay Teen Suicides" (series) "Anderson Cooper 360"

Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi's Suicide Spurs Action Across the U.S." by Judy Peet of the Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist: Frank Rich, the New York Times

Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage: the Denver Post

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: "The Advocate/Out"

Outstanding Music Artist: Scissor Sisters, "Night Work"

Outstanding Comic Book: "X-Factor" by Peter David

Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: "Something Happened" by L. Trey Wilson

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway: "The Pride" by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway: "When Last We Flew" by Harrison David Rivers.

For a complete list of winners, go to

— Susan King

Photo: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer in outstanding drama series winner "True Blood." Credit: Jaimie Trueblood/HBO

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Is this the same Russell Simmons who promoted/produced "hip-hop" with explositive lyrics that exploited violence, women, racism, homophobia, unsafe sex and took the English language, grammar and spelling down a few pegs? And they give this guy an award?


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