The Golden Gate Award is presented to media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Cattrall has been recognized for her work as Samantha Jones in HBO's Sex and the City, as many of the storylines were LGBT-inclusive, including Samantha's relationship with her lesbian friend Maria. Cattrall has also been a strong supporter of the LGBT community.
Cattrall recently starred in the West End in Private Lives. As previously reported, she will be reprising her performance in Toronto this September, with the production expected to move to Broadway in the fall.
At the ceremony, awards were also presented to The Kids Are All Right for Outstanding Film - Wide Release; 8: The Mormon Proposition for Outstanding Documentary; and Christian Chávez for Outstanding Spanish-Language Music Artist for the album Almas transparentes. In addition, openly lesbian tech writer Kara Swisher received the Local Hero Award.
GLAAD previously held ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles, with recipients including Kristin Chenoweth (Vanguard Award), Ricky Martin (Vito Russo Award), Russell Simmons (Excellence in Media Award), and Scissor Sisters, Night Work (Outstanding Music Artist).
Winning theater productions include The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell (Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway), When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers (Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway), and Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson (Outstanding Los Angeles Theater).
Among the winning television programs are Glee and Modern Family (TIE: Outstanding Comedy Series) and True Blood (Outstanding Drama Series).
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