As The World Turns‘ gay storyline paid off in spades at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards. Alright, maybe not “in spades,” but the did get the outstanding daily drama award. Not that it’s a surprise, of course: the soap garnered scads of gay press for casting Van Hansis and Jake Silbermann as teenage lovers.
Speaking of young ones, Barbara Walters won special recognition for her 20/20 piece on America’s trans youth. The View matriarch obviously appreciated the honor, telling attendees the GLAAD award trumps all her Emmys. Yeah, right.
Walters shared the award – outstanding television journalism – with another stalwart, 60 Minutes, which examined the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, while GQ‘s David France received an award for his look at gay Iraqis: “Dying to Come Out: The War on Gays in Iraq.”
Rufus Wainwright, Terry Moore and CNN were also honored. The rest of the winners can be read in awe here.