The third – and final – installment
of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) 20th
annual Media Awards recognized gay personalities and outstanding
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!
Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who
won an Oscar for Milk, also received a special recognition
“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
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