GLAAD Awards recognize Ellen and Portia and “The L Word”

This past weekend in Los Angeles, the second part of the GLAAD Media Awards were held, and several lesbians were awarded for their influence in the mainstream entertainment and news media.

Ellen DeGeneres was the first big winner of the evening, as “Ellen and Portia’s Wedding Day” won for Outstanding Talk-Show Episode. She brought her wife to the stage with her, and dedicated the award to Carl Hoover-Walker, an 11-year-old boy who recently killed himself after being repeatedly called gay by his classmates.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus attended to accept the award for Outstanding Individual Episode for her kissing scene with guest star Megan Mullally on The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Ilene Chaiken, Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey received a standing ovation when they took the stage for The L Word‘s Special Recognition Award.

Other presenters and attendees included:

Jane Lynch

Mandy Musgrave

Thea Gill

Belisa Morillo and Monica Zapata, family of Angie Zapata, recent hate crime victim

Look for video coverage of the event’s red carpet from video blogger Alexi on the site soon.

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