Facebook and Shonda Rhimes won honors
during GLAAD's final installment of its 2012 Media Awards in San
Francisco on Saturday.
Dianna Agron, who plays Quinn Fabray on
the Fox musical-comedy Glee, hosted the event.
Rhimes, the creator and executive
producer of the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy, was
presented with the group's Golden Gate Award, which is presented to a
media professional who, through his or her work, has increased the
visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.
Brittany McMillan, the high school
student who started Spirit Day in 2010, presented Facebook with a
Special Recognition Award. The award recognizes the company's
“strong stand and leadership around bullying prevention as well as
its inclusive options for LGBT users,” the group said.
“Facebook has set the bar for
ensuring LGBT people have a safe space to connect with friends and
family,” GLAAD President Herndon Graddick, said in a statement.
“GLAAD is pleased to present this award to Facebook in recognition
of its efforts to make their platform welcoming to everyone.”
The Voice alum Beverly McClellan
performed at the show.
Guests included Rita Moreno, Adam
Pally, Sean Maher, Shay Mitchell, Jack Antonoff and Thomas Roberts.