01:36 PM EDT 01/31/2014
Originally posted 01/30/2014 06:30AM
Lady Gaga has long been an outspoken supporter of gay rights, and now she's being honored by GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy and anti-defamation organization.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 10:30AM
It's the simple – and healthy – dating life for Rumer Willis and beau Jayson Blair.
The couple, who attended Saturday's GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, told PEOPLE that they enjoy low-key time together, preparing gluten-free meals and hunkering down for a TV show or a movie.
"He cooks me dinner, we drink some tea and watch some great TV shows or a movie," Willis, 24, said of Blair, 28, who plays Clay Clemmons on NBC's The New Normal.
Originally posted 04/22/2013 10:20AM
Naya Rivera has nothing but pride in her heart for her Glee costar Cory Monteith, who is currently in rehab for substance addiction.
"He's such an amazing person, and it takes a lot to be able to admit that you have a problem and then seek help," Rivera, 26, told PEOPLE at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Rivera adds the Glee cast has rallied around Monteith's girlfriend, Lea Michele, saying they are close-knit and look out for another in both good times and bad.
Originally posted 03/18/2013 04:30PM
Who's that lady?
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Mama June dramatically dressed up her newly slimmer bod Saturday at the GLAAD Awards, where her show was nominated for best reality series.
Mom to Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, June Shannon, 33, looked chic and sophisticated (or as she'd put it, "smexy!") in a black wrap dress, plenty of jewelry and tasteful makeup.
Originally posted 01/16/2013 06:00AM
Last July when emerging R&B star Frank Ocean published an emotional letter detailing an early love affair with a man, his "coming out" story made headlines in the hip-hop world and beyond.
Now, the Grammy-nominated songwriter is being honored by GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy and anti-defamation organization.
Ocean is among the 120 nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, the organization announced early Wednesday morning. He is being recognized for his critically-lauded Channel Orange album.
Other musician nominees include Adam Lambert (for his album Tresspassing).
Originally posted 04/22/2012 03:00PM
Chaz Bono was in good company at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night.
His mom Cher showed up to support her son at the event in Los Angeles.
"So much fun at Glaad awards!" the singer Tweeted. "I really surprised Chaz! HE was adorable,Said wow mom i was so surprised i forgot what i was going 2say!"
Bono, who was the first transgender contestant on Dancing with the Stars, was honored for his OWN documentary, Becoming Chaz, and with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given by GLAAD to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender entertainer for promoting equality.
Originally posted 01/20/2011 10:25AM
Some of TV's hottest shows have been recognized for their "outstanding" portrayal of same-sex equality issues.
Fox's Glee, HBO's True Blood, ABC's Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy have all been nominated by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for the group's 22nd annual Media Awards, which recognize the entertainment industry's impact on same-sex equality issues.
Other nominees among a total of 147 include the films Burlesque, Easy A and The Kids are All Right.
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 19, in Los Angeles on April 16, and in San Francisco on May 14.
– Sara Hammel
Originally posted 01/13/2010 09:30AM
Recognizing the entertainment industry's impact on same-sex equality issues, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced its nominees for the group's 21st annual Media Awards, to be held March 13 in New York, April 17 in Los Angeles and June 5 in San Francisco.
AMC's acclaimed period drama Mad Men HBO's hit vampire show True Blood and ABC's new generational comedy Modern Family, along with singers Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, are among the top contenders.
GLAAD also announced that Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon, who made headlines by publicly discussing her long-term relationship with a woman, will be honored with the Vito Russo Award at the New York ceremony. The award, named after founding GLAAD member and author of The Celluloid Closet, is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has helped promote equal rights.
All told, GLAAD announced 116 nominees in 24 English-language categories and 36 Spanish-language nominees in eight categories. In the competitive categories, cable networks earned 23 nominations, while broadcast networks pulled in 17.
For the full list of nominees, click here.
– Blane Bachelor
Originally posted 04/19/2009 11:10AM
With Emmys galore already to her name, Ellen DeGeneres can now add another trophy to her shelf – this one relevant to her personal life.
"Love comes in lots of different forms," said DeGeneres, 51, with her wife, Portia de Rossi, 36, standing beside her as the crowd cheered at Saturday's 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. "I am flabbergasted by the fact that we're still trying to fight," she added. "I am not trying to fight for gay rights – I am trying to fight for equal rights."
The TV host's award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation League, at the Nokia Theater, was for the 2008 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on which Ellen discussed her wedding day. Speaking onstage, DeGeneres said, "Portia, I love you."
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