GLAAD Media Awards presented Saturday night

By Tucker Harrington

Pop sensation Lady Gaga was one of the many big winners during the GLAAD Media Awards, which honors various media branches that represent the LBGT community. The 23rd annual event, which was hosted by “Glee” stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera, took place this past Saturday night.

Gaga has seen her fair share of crystal awards, and she can now add the Outstanding Music Artist prize for her album Born This Way to the list of accolades. Additional big winners include Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for their work on the new NBC series, “Smash.” The two were honored with the Vito Russo Award, which is given to openly LGBT media professionals who have done a lot to promote equality. The pair is also behind hits on the big screen such as “Hairspray” and “Chicago.” They were presented with the award by John Stamos and Bernadette Peters.

In addition to the hosts and presenters, Dakota Fanning, “Jersey Shore’s” Vinny Guadagnino, Wendy Williams, “Top Chef’s” Padma Lakshmi and Olympic figure skater Johnny Weird also attended the event.