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Wed 9 Jun, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

I come from a world where I was beaten daily by my dad because of my gayness. I had bullies and I wanted to kill myself

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Gay icon Lady Gaga has come out on top as she walks away with coveted Outstanding Music Artist award at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards.

The Bad Romance singer was praised for her influential music and the work she continues to do for helping equality within the LGBT community.

The openly bi-sexual singer, who recently released her latest masterpiece the Alejandro video – which she pays homage to gay men for their love and bravery, won the award after beating the likes of Adam Lambert, Brandi Calile, The Gossip and Otep.

The third and final installment of the GLAAD awards took place at San Francisco, the nations gay capital, after the two ceremonies prior were held in New York and Los Angeles.

Lee Daniel, the gay director of Precious, Davidson/Valentini Award and spoke of his problems surrounding his father accepting his sexuality when he was growing up. "I come from a world where I was beaten daily by my dad because of my gayness. I had bullies and I wanted to kill myself,"

Other winners of the 21st GLAAD Awards were as follows:

  • Outstanding Music Artist - Lady Gaga 

  • Golden Gate Award - Cybill Shepherd

  • Davidson/Valentini Award - Lee Daniels

  • Outstanding Documentary - Ask Not 

  • Outstanding Digital Journalism - The Stonewall Riots: 40 Years Later 

  • San Francisco Local Hero Award - Robert Hanson


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