The third – and final – installment of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) 20th annual Media Awards recognized gay personalities and outstanding television.

Celebrities gathered Saturday at the Hilton San Francisco to honor actor Chad Allen and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Allen received the Davidson/Valentini Award for his outstanding work in the GLBT community.

“I've talked to and marched with young people who had never imagined the power of banding together to demand their freedom, and it makes me so proud of who we are,” Allen said in his acceptance speech. “It makes me so grateful for my mentors who grabbed me by the scruff of my little gay neck and said 'This is your responsibility. You must stand up for who you are.' And that makes me absolutely determined to pass it on.”

The openly gay actor has played Donald Strachey – a gay detective – in six feature films for here! TV.

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who won an Oscar for Milk, also received a special recognition award.

“Change doesn't happen by accident. [People] are watching the media, watching our movies and our TV shows. And that's how change and transformation happens,” Black said.

Two reality series that featured transgender women – VH1's I Want To Work For Diddy and Logo's Transamerican Love Story – tied for Outstanding Reality Program.

Logo's East Side Story won in the Best Television Movie category, and PBS's In The Life won for television journalism.

Milk triumphed in the Best Movie category and ABC took home the most television prizes at earlier events in New York and Los Angeles.