Caitlyn Jenner's coming out interview
with Diane Sawyer won GLAAD's Outstanding TV Journalism –
Newsmagazine award at Saturday's GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.
Jenner and Sawyer were present to
accept the award.
Jenner said that she wanted to come out
in a way that would elevate the transgender community.
“Our community does not deserve to be
down here, trashed, mocked in the tabloids. Our community deserves to
be up here, done right,” Jenner said, moving her hand from low to
high. “We are here. We are people. We are human beings. And the
society we live [in] should be up here. And in deciding to do this,
we went with Mark [Robertson] … Diane’s producer and we said,
‘How can we do this?’ I couldn’t have found a better person. We
both wanted Diane to do this. Diane, you did this episode. You can
only tell your story the first time once. And it was done perfectly –
not just for me, but for the community. And it really started this
last year off for me on such a positive note.”
“And I’m so indebted to Diane, to
ABC, to Mark. To everybody involved with it. Because, boy, it has
been quite a ride for the last year. And there is nothing better in
life, than living your life authentically. Thank you,” she added.
GLAAD also honored Robert
De Niro and Mariah
Carey at Saturday's event.