GLAAD Media Awards handed out in New York

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NEW YORK (AP) – Kelly Ripa, John Oliver and Thomas Roberts are among the recipients of the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The awards honor those who further GLAAD’s mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are heard through media outlets.

A presentation ceremony was set May 9 in New York. Other honorees included Time magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, and Sports Illustrated.

Ripa received GLAAD’s Excellence in Media award for her discussion and interviews with LGBT guests and supporters on the talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was honored as best talk show episode for a segment on Ugandan transgender activist Pepe Julian Onziema.

TV journalist and anchor Roberts received the Vito Russo Award, named for GLAAD’s co-founder and presented to an out LGBT media figure who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.

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