Cynthia Nixon, NBC Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

MSNBC, Lifetime, ABC also given kudos

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"Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon was one of a bevy of socially conscious celebrities and media outlets praised by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Saturday night, winning one of the organization's top honors annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony.

Nixon, TV networks Lifetime, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and ABC were all honored by GLAAD in New York Saturday at the annual gala, which give awards each year to members of the media who best promote equal rights for the gay community.

The winners, drawn from all forms of media, were honored for their fair representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender -- LGBT -- community in the media.

"SATC" actress Nixon was given the Vito Russo Award, named after a founding member of GLAAD and presented each year to a gay media representative who has worked to make a difference in gay activism.

MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," Lifetime network movie "Prayers for Bobby" and a CNN report called "Why Will Won't Pledge Allegiance" were also given kudos at the ceremony, as were an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live."

Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo were also praised by GLAAD.

The remainder of the awards will be presented at ceremonies held in Los Angeles and San Francisco in April and June and will honor some 152 nominees in 32 separate categories.

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