[OutVoice] "And the Winner is..."

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Fri Apr 18 13:49:04 EDT 2008

TG Life 
April 18,  2008 
Read it  online: 
Comedian, singer and actor Jade Esteban Estrada,  writer and star of the one 
man show Transgender History of the World, joined a  packed house to host the 
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Hollywood, Florida. 

Jai Rodriguez, Teresa Rodriguez, Ivy  Queen and Frank Cairo were among the 
guests who joined the Gay & Lesbian  Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as it 
honored actor Wilson Cruz and the best  in Spanish-language media.   

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and  honor media for their fair, accurate 
and inclusive representations of the  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 
(LGBT) community and the issues that  affect their lives.  

The ceremony was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel  & Casino in Hollywood, 
Fla., where Jai Rodriguez, host of Groomer Has It,  presented Wilson Cruz 
with GLAAD's Visibility Award, honoring openly lesbian,  gay, bisexual or 
transgender media professionals who have made a significant  difference in promoting 
equal rights for our community. “As a young gay latino  man, I longed to be 
visible, to be seen and to be heard in both communities,”  Cruz said. “It was 
easy to feel otherwise, as a young gay man in the latino  culture, where 
homosexuality was a taboo subject.” 

Joe Granda presented reggaeton star, Ivy  Queen, with a Special Recognition 
Award. Ivy is the first reggaeton singer to  openly support and acknowledge the 
gay community in her shows and with her  presence in gay events.

Also at the ceremony, Christine Chavez,  granddaughter of Cesar Chavez, 
presented a Special Recognition Award to The  Intelligence Report, a publication of 
the Southern Poverty Law Center.   Editor in Chief Mark Potok and staff 
writer Casey Sanchez accepted the  award. 

In his speech Potok called attention to  the biased coverage of the LGBT 
community often found in the media, stating, “It  is that kind of incredible 
prejudice that is so common in the media and that  really is making this world a 
worse place.” 

Platinum selling R&B singer Deborah  Cox performed four songs for the event, 
and other guests and presenters  included: Craig Stevens (WSVN-TV); Pablo 
Portillo, Alonso Espeleta (Pecados  Ajenos); Derek Hartley (Sirius OUTQ); Judge 
David Young; Gremys Jardines, (In  Fraganti); DJ Abel; Gilberto Reyes, Miguel 
González (WXDJ-95.7 FM); Ileana  García (WRMA-106.7 FM); and Dan Renzi (The Real 
World: Miami).   

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards  presented on stage and 
the individuals who accepted the awards at the 19th  Annual GLAAD Media Awards 
in South Florida on Saturday, April 12,  2008. 

Visibilidad  Award:   Wilson Cruz (presented by Jai Rodriguez) 

Outstanding  Novela:  Pecados Ajenos (Telemundo)  [Accepted by: Pablo 
Portillo  and Alonso Espeleta] 

Outstanding Variety Program Segment:  "Tema controversia: Adopciones entre 
parejas del mismo sexo" ¡Despierta América! (Univision)   [Accepted by: Producer 
Mari Garcia-Marquez] 

Outstanding Talk Show Episode:  "Historia de amor: Saliendo del closet" Caso  
Cerrado (Telemundo)  [Accepted by: Producer Jose Vincente  Scheuren] 

Outstanding TV Journalism – News  Segment:  "Union histórica"  Noticiero 
Univision (Univision)  [Accepted by: Managing Editor Jairo  Marin] 

Outstanding Newspaper Columnist:  Daniel Shoer Roth (El Nuevo Herald  
[Miami])  [Accepted by: Juan Carlos Chavez, El Nuevo  Herald] 

Special Recognition:  Ivy Queen [Accepted by: Ivy  Queen] 

Special Recognition:  The Intelligence Report  [Accepted by:  Editor Mark 
Award recipients  in the other Spanish-language categories were previously 
announced following the  GLAAD Media Awards event in New York on March 17,  

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT  
character):  "El amor de mi hijo" Lo Que Callamos las Mujeres (Azteca  América) 

Outstanding Celebrity News Segment:  "Comunicado de Christian Chávez, de RBD" 
 Ventaneando América (Azteca América) 

Outstanding TV Journalism –  Newsmagazine:  "Angel del odio"  Noticentro 4 
(WAPA America) 

Outstanding Newspaper Article:  "Los olvidados de la reforma migratoria" by  
Judith Torrea (El Diario/La Prensa [New York]) 

Outstanding Newspaper Overall  Coverage:  El Nuevo Día  [San  Juan, Puerto  

Outstanding Magazine Article:  "RBD enfrenta la verdad" by Maria Morales  
(People en Español) 

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage:  TV y Novelas USA 

Outstanding Digital Journalism  Article:  "Cierra tus ojos" by  Andres 
Fortuño (Terra.com)  

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia:  "Tacos y tacones" by Sergio  
Chapa and Ben Torres (AlDíaTX.com) 

Outstanding Music Artist:  RBD, Empezar desde  cero 

Special Recognition:  Homofrecuencia (WRTE 90.5 FM  Chicago)
Additional ceremonies will  be held in Los  Angeles on April  26 at the Kodak 
Theatre and in San Francisco on May 10 at the San Francisco  Marriott.

More than 100 corporate  sponsors are showing their support, including 
National Presenting sponsors  ABSOLUT® VODKA and IBM and Los Angeles Presenting 
Sponsors AT&T and Harrah's  Foundation. GLAAD is also grateful to the event's 
Platinum Underwriters MTV  Networks and Time Warner. Allstate Insurance Company, 
Ken Alpert & Andrew  Petronio KA Design Group, American Airlines, 
Anheuser-Busch, Inc./Bud Light,  Atlantis Events, Comcast, Coors Brewing Company, HMS 
Media, Seminole Hard Rock  Hotel & Casino, University of Phoenix, Terry K. Watanabe 
and support the  19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards as Underwriter  Sponsors.

About  GLAAD
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to  
promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and  
events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination  
based on gender identity and sexual orientation. For more information, please  
visit _www.glaad.org_ (http://www.glaad.org/) . 
_www.getjaded.com_ (http://www.getjaded.com/)  

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