navratilova receives glaad award

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Photo from GLAAD

Martina Navratilova received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at last Saturday’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

The media nonprofit did a good job getting A-list TV stars to attend (photos via Just Jared here), including castmembers from Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives (very ABC-centric), plus a smattering of others, including Eva Mendes, Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, and former Miss Universe Dayana Torres, whose Edward Lucero-designed dress my friends obsessed about — up close and personal — at a WeHo bar later that evening.

A few tidbits from the ceremony, via Planet Gossip:

Lance Bass, on [presenting to Martina]: “When I came out in People magazine, she wrote a letter to the editor calling me courageous.”

[Martina], after watching a video retrospective of her career: “Those hairstyles! Sanjaya has nothing on me—but at least I can play tennis.”

The Stephen Kolzak Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community.

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Comments

  1. Austy says

    Strange that the GLAAD awards were so ABC-celebrity-centric. According to their sponsorship list (http://www.glaad.org/events/mediaawards/17th_annual/sponsors.php?) TimeWarner/HBO was the biggest broadcast network sponsor by far. ABC is pretty far down the list. Actually, all of the major networks (ABC, Fox, CBS, Univision) with the exception of NBC sponsored the event, so you think they’d all be eager to get their celebs there.

  2. ruberdcky says

    It’s one thing to give money to the cause. It’s another thing to take it one step further and create positive representations of LGBT people on the screen. That’s exactly what ABC did this year. And they get extra points for working with GLAAD post-Grey’s Anatomy scandal.

    (whoa college degree rearing its ugly head: I just used the word ‘representations’)

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