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GLAAD Awards: DWTS and Lady Gaga Take Top Honors

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith onstage during the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

At last night's GLAAD awards in Times Square, the nation's leading LGBT advocacy group recognized those entertainment figures who've done the most to further gay-rights awareness in the past year. Dancing With the Stars, which has featured openly gay Carson Kressley (previously on Queer Eye) and transgender contestant Chaz Bono, was named outstanding reality-TV show. Cinema Verite, the HBO miniseries about the 1973 PBS miniseries that chronicled the public coming out of Lance Loud (who later headlined the Mumps), was also honored. And Lady Gaga's rainbow-themed Born This Way nabbed her outstanding musical artist. In a nod to Glee, which is nominated for outstanding comedy series, which will be announced later this spring in California, Cory Monteith (who plays Finn) and Naya Rivera (Santana) were brought on to host yesterday's ceremony.

Photo: Fernando Leon/2012 Getty Images