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Naya Rivera Glitters In Gold Hosting The GLAAD Media Awards

May 15th, 2011 6:05pm EDT

Naya Rivera

Glee star Naya Rivera hosted the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California, Saturday night. The event recognizes films, directors and stars that highlight issues affecting the LGBT community.

"I am here to tell you that playing gay is good in every way," Naya said. "And that hopefully the huge increases in gay and lesbian characters will lead to more diverse and transgender-inclusive storylines."

The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko was the night's big winner, landing the outstanding film trophy for her hit drama.

The gay moviemaker was presented the award on Saturday by True Blood star Nelsan Ellis for the critically-acclaimed film, about a lesbian couple, played by Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, whose children decide to meet their sperm donor dad.

Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall was honored with the Golden Gate Award, which is given to stars who increase understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.

Gay Mexican singer Christian Chavez picked up the Spanish-language music artist prize, while 8: The Mormon Proposition was named the best documentary.

 

 

 

Naya Rivera

 

Naya Rivera

 

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Photo Credits: Drew Altizer/ WENN.com


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