Glee and Modern Family
tied for outstanding comedy at Sunday's GLAAD Media Awards. Chris
Colfer and Mike O'Malley accepted the award on behalf of the Fox
musical-comedy Glee, while Modern Family stars Jesse
Tyler Ferguson, Julie Brown and Ariel Winter accepted on behalf of
the ABC Wednesday night comedy.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation's (GLAAD) 22nd Annual Media Awards show in Los
Angeles was co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, stars of the
NBC comedy Parks & Recreation.
Colfer's Kurt Hummel was Glee's
first student to come out gay, but he's since been joined by
out-and-proud Dalton Academy student Blaine Anderson, played by
Darren Criss, and Santana, played by Naya Rivera, who is just coming
to terms with her sexuality.
In a recent episode, McKinley High
resident bully and football player Dave Karofsky, played by Max
Adler, kissed Kurt, suggesting he harbors a secret crush on Kurt.
And two yet-to-be-seen characters are
also gay. Broadway-bound diva Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele,
has two dads.
Kurt and Blaine are now romantically
couple's first kiss sparked outrage from Saturday
alum Victoria Jackson.
Modern Family features a gay
couple, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, raising
their adoptive daughter Lily.
legend Kristin Chenoweth and NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert
Greenblatt were honored for their gay rights advocacy.