Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon performed for guests, who included Scandal actor Guillermo Diaz, Castle’s Tamala Jones, True Blood’s Jessica Clark, The Fosters’ Teri Polo and Sherri Saum, The Amazing Race’s Jaymes Vaughn and James Davis, and Bridegroom documentarian Shane Bitney Crone.
Adam Lambert (above), was presented GLAAD’s Davidson/Valenti Award by former Spice Girl Mel B, said that the media circus he and others are thrown in is worth it, “if we can inspire even one person to open their mind, or another to be who they want to be.” (Lambert’s Trespassing nabbed him the Best Music Artist Award, in a tie with Frank Ocean and his album, Channel Orange.)
Other awards were given to California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco Giants, filmmaker Travis Fine, who accepted the award for Outstanding Film, Limited Release for Any Day Now, and Rod McCullom, whose site, Rod 2.0, was named Outstanding Blog. Writer/artist Dan Parent took home the Outstanding Comic Book award for Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller and writer Marc Lamont Hill accepted the award for Outstanding Digital Journalism for his Ebony.com piece “Why Aren’t We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?”
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