Glamour awards honor Billie Jean King, Sandra Bullock, and Queen Latifah

 
 
Glamour magazine awards

Glamour magazine’s annual Woman of the Year awards at Carnegie Hall on Monday was a sobfest, according to New York magazine’s nice coverage of the event. The evening included tributes to former governor Ann Richards; Somaly Mam, a Cambodian woman who’s rescued 3,000 girls from sexual slavery; and lifetime-achievement honoree (and out lesbian) Billie Jean King.

Sandra Bullock was honored for quietly donating millions of dollars to charities following September 11th and the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004, and Queen Latifah, who NY magazine described as “the most popular person in the world…judging from the chorus of screams that greeted the mere mention of her name”, was given The Role Model award for being an inspiration to lesbians women around the world.