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Glee wins at Glaad media awards


Story by Jack Foley

HIT US musical TV series Glee has been honoured for its positive portrayal of gay characters at the Glaad media awards in America.

The Golden Globe winning show was named best comedy series at the LA-based ceremony.

Picking up the prize, show creator Ryan Murphy (of Nip/Tuck fame) said that Kurt, played by actor Chris Colfer, “would never be a victim” on the show, and would have a boyfriend in the next series.

He added that the pair would become school prom kings.

Further Glaad awards were presented to British director Tom Ford for A Single Man, which found Colin Firth playing a gay teacher struggling to come to terms with the death of his partner.

Unfortunately, the filmmaker was unable to pick up the award due to flight restrictions in the UK that left him stranded in London, although his partner Richard Buckley picked it up on his behalf.

Drew Barrymore was also presented with an award recognising individual efforts to increase understanding of the gay community and, in her acceptance speech, paid tribute to the inspirational gay people in her life, including her doctor, stylist and one of her dogs.