“American Idol” runnerup Clay Aiken presented supermodel turned Emmy-winning talk-show host Tyra Banks with a Excellence in Media award at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. The Excellence in Media award “is presented to individuals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transsexual (LGBT) community in the media.” The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the mainstream media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. –QS
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