2008 GLAAD Awards

Watch 2008 GLAAD Awards

  • 2008
  • 3 Seasons

The 2008 GLAAD Awards from Bravo is an annual tribute ceremony that recognizes and honors various forms of media that represent the LGBTQ+ community in a positive light. The awards program, which first began in 1990, recognizes media professionals for their outstanding work in advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and promoting understanding and acceptance of the community.

This year's award ceremony was held in Los Angeles, California and hosted by comedian Margaret Cho. The ceremony kicked off with a musical performance by singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, who sang a rendition of "Taylor the Latte Boy." Throughout the ceremony, various celebrities and media personalities took to the stage to present the awards, including Neil Patrick Harris, Candis Cayne, and Lance Bass.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the presentation of the Vanguard Award to actress Charlize Theron. The Vanguard Award is given to media professionals who have made a significant contribution to the representation of LGBTQ+ characters and issues in the media. Theron was recognized for her work in producing the film "Monster," which told the story of a female serial killer who falls in love with another woman. Theron also thanked her mother, who is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, for inspiring her to be an ally and advocate for the community.

Another notable award that was presented was the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to members of the LGBTQ+ community who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance. This year's recipient was actor Chad Allen, who was recognized for his work in promoting HIV/AIDS education and awareness. Allen, who is openly gay, thanked his partner in his acceptance speech and dedicated the award to the memory of those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS.

The ceremony also featured a tribute to the television show "Ugly Betty," which won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. "Ugly Betty" was praised for its positive representation of LGBTQ+ characters, including Betty's nephew Justin, who comes out as gay in the second season. The show's creator, Silvio Horta, thanked the LGBTQ+ community in his acceptance speech and expressed his hope that "Ugly Betty" had helped to break down barriers and promote acceptance.

Overall, the 2008 GLAAD Awards from Bravo was a celebration of the progress that has been made in promoting LGBTQ+ equality and acceptance in the media. The awards ceremony recognized media professionals from various fields, including television, film, journalism, and advertising, who have made a significant impact in promoting understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

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