Anderson Cooper, Smash Win at GLAAD Awards


On Saturday, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation held its media awards ceremony. Among the winners were NBC's Debra Messing-starring musical Smash, which won for Best Drama Series, and CBS's The Amazing Race, which won Best Reality Series thanks to a big, prime-time sex-same kiss by its winning couple in December. AIDS chronicle How to Survive a Plague took home the Outstanding Documentary prize, while director Brett Ratner was given the Ally Award for his work on a PSA called "Coming Out for Equality" (which was made after he told a bunch of people that "rehearsal is for fags.") And finally, Anderson Cooper was given the Vito Russo Award for coming out on Andrew Sullivan's blog year. The prize was presented by Madonna, who wore a boy scout outfit for the occasion.