GLAAD honours Glee, Modern Family.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) was torn between Glee and Modern Family when it handed out more of its Media Awards in Los Angeles on the weekend.

The awards hosted by Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones recognise gay and lesbian visibility in media.

Both shows tied as Outstanding Comedy Series.

In attendance were Dolly Parton, Colin Farrell, Sean Hayes, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Allison Janney, Melissa Etheridge, Joel McHale, Kirsten Dunst, and more.

The third and final GLAAD Media Awards event will take place in San Francisco on May 14th.

TV Winners:
* Outstanding Comedy Series: TIE: Glee (Fox) and Modern Family (ABC).

* Outstanding Reality Program: Project Runway (Lifetime).

* Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Fort Worth Speech” The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC).

* Vanguard Award: Kristin Chenoweth.

* Stephen F. Kolzak Award: NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.

Source: GLAAD


  1. @stephen guy, it never ceases to amaze me that so many people still succumb to what they imagine gay must look or sound like. I look forward to the day when TV drama/comedy et al regularly has characters who are this, that and the other and just happen to be gay, just like having other characters who reflect the diversity of nationalities and cultures that Australia contains.

  2. Gay & Lesbian visibilty !

    I guess they mean suitably stereotyped visibilty for general viewing so mainstream audiences wont be frightened off by how normal and unglittery or unlispy most of us actually are in the G&L community.

  3. Wow! I thought GLADD might want to chastise “Modern Family” for rolling out tired stereotypes? I guess visibility is their main criteria.

  4. Puzzled.
    Modern Family is a comedy, but Glee is light entertainment (in my opinion of course).
    There are many laugh-out-loud moments in Modern Family, but not in Glee.
    I like them both, but I’d give the award for that category to MF.

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