Joy Behar To Be Honored By GLAAD
Posted on Thu Feb 25, 2010 08:28 AM PDT

joypic200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - Joy Behar has certainly got a view..and GLAAD is liking it. So much so that the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show host and comedian will be presented with the Excellence in Media Award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

GLAAD says they chose Behar for this prestigious award because of her support for the LGBT community and by providing a national platform for a number of issues involving gay and lesbian rights. On The Joy Behar Show which premiered on HLN last year, she has devoted several episodes to LGBT topics.

Past recipients of the Excellence in Media Award include Billy Crystal, Julianne Moore, Tyra Banks and Diane Sawyer.

The GLAAD Media Awards will be held on March 13. Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming will host the event. Other celebrities expected to attend are Precious star Gabourey Sibide, Sigourney Weaver and Rosie Perez.

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