Walters Wins GLAAD Award

By SteveK 

Barbara Walters was awarded a GLAAD Media Award last night for her April 2007 20/20 special report, “My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children.”

The report focused on the lives of transgender children who were diagnosed with gender identity disorder. When it aired, it won the A18-49 demo for the night.

According to the Reuters article about the event, Walters said, during her acceptance speech, “You can forget all the Emmys. This means more to me.”

Also at the event was producer of the report, Alan Goldberg.

60 Minutes was awarded a TV newsmagazine award as well, for its report, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” about the U.S. military’s gay and lesbian policy.

> Update: The Huffington Post’s Dipayan Gupta adds, “CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360′ won the award for outstanding TV journalism for ‘The First Casualty,’ a segment on gay homeless teens.”