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Behar, Nixon among recipients of GLAAD award

Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon and the ABC drama series "Brothers & Sisters" are among this year's recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, The Associated Press reports.

Presented in Manhattan, winners of the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards also include NBC's "Parks and Recreation," MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Lifetime's film "Prayers for Bobby" and a report on CNN's "American Morning" show called "Why Will Won't Pledge Allegiance."

"Sex and the City" star Nixon was honored with the Vito Russo Award, which is named after a founding member of GLAAD and is presented to a gay media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the gay community.

Behar, a co-host of ABC's "The View," received the Excellence in Media Award.

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