At Saturday's GLAAD Media Awards hosted
by Glee's Naya Rivera, Sex and the City star Kim
Cattrall joked she wanted to become a lesbian.
At the final installment of the media
watchdog group's award show, Cattrall was honored with the group's
Golden Gate Award, which is presented to a media professional who,
through his or her work, has increased the visibility and
understanding of the LGBT community.
“Kim Cattrall has not only grown
acceptance of our community through storylines on shows like Sex
and the City, but used her platform to speak out for equality,”
said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios in a statement. “We are proud
to honor such a talented and passionate advocate.”
In accepting her award, Cattrall said
she was so moved that she considered switching teams.
“After listening to all of your
speeches and heartfelt stories I considered taking Michael Bader
aside, my shrink, and confessing to him that I want to become a
lesbian,” she said to loud cheers.
“I can only do so much for the
cause,” she added. “Well, maybe I should think about that for a
Winners included: The Kids Are All
Right for best film, 8:The Mormon Proposition for best
documentary and Christina Chavez for best Spanish-Language music
told the crowd that “playing gay is good in every way.”