Lady Gaga, “Pariah” and “Dancing With the Stars” win the first round of GLAAD Awards

Last night, the first round of awards for the annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards were announced at a ceremony in San Francisco. Hosted by Glee stars Cory Montieth and Naya Rivera, the show honored the film Pariah for Outstanding Film in Limited Release and Lady Gaga for Musical Artist. Dancing With the Stars won the Reality Show award for the first time following a season featuring gay contestant Carson Kressley and its first transgender contestant Chaz Bono. Other awards to the brilliant TV Movie Cinema Verite, Diane Sawyer, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Smash/Chicago/Hairspray producers Neil Meron & Craig Zadan . Take a look at the winners below and for more on GLAAD, head here. Also watch for the next round of winners in April which will include the TV Drama and Comedy Series winners.

VITO RUSSO AWARD
Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, executive producers of Smash

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Katy Butler, openly gay 17-year-old anti-bullying advocate

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Pariah (Focus Features)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Cinema Verite (HBO)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
The ‘Sissy Boy’ Experiments, Anderson Cooper 360

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
Battle Against Bullying, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATRE
No Word in Guyanese for Me by Wendy Graf

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATRE
The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER/ Off-Off Broadway
Southern Comfort, book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Coming Out on the Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Lady Gaga, Born This Way

And here’s Musical Artist winner Lady Gaga with her equality anthem “Born This Way”

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