GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony & After Party

by Mara Siegler · March 21, 2011

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GLAAD held its annual Media Awards this past Saturday night at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. Recipients were announced in 25 of this year's 32 media categories. Mogul Russell Simmons took home the Excellence in Media Award and Ricky Martin scored the Vito Russo Award for bravery when coming out last year.

22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presentation

[Ricky Martin]

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Aside from garnering himself an award, Ricky's episode on Oprah, "Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad" was given the prize for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. Anderson Cooper, Tina Fey, X Factor, The Denver Post, and The Advocate were just a few more names honored. Al Sharpton introduced an excellence award, and Andy Cohen hobnobbed with Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino.

< em>[Russell Simmons, Rima Fakih]

[Emperor XIX Jack, Empress XXIV Farrah Moans]

[Dame Rollerina, Dr. Brent Ridge]

[Mike Ruiz, Martin Berusch]

GLAAD AWARDS After Party

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After the awards ceremony, which included a performance by Cirque du Soliel, guests enjoyed cocktails and conversation at the after party.