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[Video] Bill Clinton credits Chelsea for his change on gay marriage

Former President Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton was honored over the weekend with the Advocate for Change award at the annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.

The former president signed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act into law and oversaw the implementation of the military's discriminatory “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” ban on gays in the military but has become a proponent of LGBT rights since his time in office ended.

Clinton credited daughter Chelsea for his change of heart during his acceptance speech.

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GLAAD announces 24th annual Media Award nominees

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) today announced the nominees for its 24th annual Media Awards.

The annual awards are meant to highlight positive LGBT stories in the media.

"Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick in a prepared statement. "This year's nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends. Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them - just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives."

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GLAAD announces 23rd Media Awards nominees

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation today announced the nominees for its annual Media Awards.

The awards are meant to celebrate positive portrayals of LGBT people in film, music, print and on television.

The awards galas will be held in New York (March 24), Los Angeles (April 21) and San Francisco (June 2) this year.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

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[Video] GLAAD Media Awards highlights

GLAAD logoLast night, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) held the 2011 Media Awards in Los Angeles. Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, from NBC's Parks and Recreation, hosted the show.

“Well, I guess you could say I'm coming out tonight!” a bubbly Dolly Parton said when she came to the stage to present the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt.