By Tucker Harrington
Some of Hollywood's biggest stars turned out for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The award ceremony was hosted by Andy Cohen, who is known for his hosting antics on Bravo.
Some of the big winners included "30 Rock" and "True Blood," which won for Outstanding Individual Episode (Klaus & Greta) and Outstanding Drama Series, respectively. The New York Daily News reports that Tina Fey, "30 Rock's" creator and star, joked with the audience about how her series is sure to include everyone in specific nods, citing "Liz Lemon's bisexual shoes, Jenna Maroney's heterosexual transvestite boyfriend."
MTV reports that pop sensation Ricky Martin took home the Vito Russo Award, which is given to a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media figure who works to promote equality for all. Martin reflected on his own struggles to come out and was sure to thank those who meant most to him.
"I just want to be free. I can say today I'm free," he said at the event. "And for that I definitely need to thank my parents for being so supportive, my mother and my dad for their unconditional love, and my friends, my family, my fans. And my partner in crime and my boyfriend Carlos."
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