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Chaz Bono Honored At 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2012 08:30 AM PDT

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In LA, Saturday night was all about the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards!

Special honoree of the night, Chaz Bono, got a big surprise visit from mom Cher, who watched her transgendered son take home the prestigious Stephen F. Kolzak Award for promoting equality.

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, Chaz Bono’s stepmother and the widow of his father, Sonny Bono, presented the award to the former Dancing with the Stars alum, and The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation society also gave out dozens of awards to honor outstanding representations of the gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual community.

Most of the awards had been passed out during a special New York ceremony held last month, but four special awards were saved for Saturday’s west coast event.

This film Beginners, which centers on an aging gay man who comes out to his son, earned a GLAAD award for writer-director Mike Mills, while Modern Family took home an award for outstanding comedy series, accepted by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Bono also received another honor for Becoming Chaz, the documentary about his transition from a woman to a man, which was honored with outstanding documentary.

The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson received the Vanguard Award, which GLAAD presents to media professionals who “have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.” Hutcherson co-founded the tolerance group Straight But Not Narrow, and Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro presented the award to Hutcherson.


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We're so GLADD Chaz Bono walked away with two awards this year!



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