Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar honored with GLAAD media awards

Cynthia Nixon (left) and Joy Behar

Cynthia Nixon (left) and Joy Behar LGBTQ Nation

Actress Cynthia Nixon, comedian Joy Behar and the series Brothers & Sisters are among those who received media awards on Saturday from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

Cynthia Nixon (left) and Joy Behar

Nixon was honored for her work fighting for gay marriage.

“We are bringing marriage back to its fundamentals and revitalizing it from its roots up,” the Sex and the City actress said at the award gala in New York City on Saturday night.

Behar, a co-host of ABC’s The View and host of her own nightly talk show on HLN, received the Excellence in Media award for advocating for gay rights issues on her shows.

Brothers & Sisters was handed the outstanding drama series award for its plot about a gay married couple looking to start a family.

Other GLAAD Media Awards presented include:

• Excellence in Media Award: Joy Behar
• Vito Russo Award: Cynthia Nixon
• Outstanding Drama Series: Brothers and Sisters (ABC)
• Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series: Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)
• Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Why Will Won’t Pledge Allegiance” American Morning (CNN)
• Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Ellen DeGeneres and Her Wife, Portia de Rossi” on The Oprah Winfrey Show
• Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Uganda Be Kidding Me” (series) on The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

Complete list of awards are posted at GLAAD’s website.

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