Singer Ricky Martin, HBO's vampire drama True Blood and CNN's Anderson Cooper were honored at Saturday's 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) held its first of three shows in New York.

Martin won the group's Vito Russo Award for his courageous coming out on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Martin, who came out last March, has gone on to talk openly about his sexuality.

“Ricky coming out was a game changer for many gay and transgender Latino children, who for too long, did not have many out gay people to look up to,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said in a statement. “Through his music, videos, and interviews, Ricky has sent an important message that our community wants the same things all people do: an equal chance to raise our families and take care of our loved ones.”

NBC comedy 30 Rock and HBO's vampire drama True Blood were honored for their fair and inclusive representation of gay characters on television. True Blood won the outstanding drama award and the 30 Rock episode Klaus & Greta won the group's outstanding individual episode award.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons took home the group's Excellence in Media Award, while CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 was honored for its reporting on gay teen suicides.