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.