Sirius OutQ Wins GLAAD Award For 'Laramie Project, 10 Years Later'
January 28, 2009 at 11:04 AM (PT)
SIRIUS XM RADIO's OUTQ channel will be honored with a GLAAD MEDIA AWARD from the GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION for its special, "THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 10 YEARS LATER -- THE LASTING LEGACY OF MATTHEW SHEPARD." The special originally aired on OCTOBER 10th, 2008 and was created and produced by OUTQ host ROMAINE PATTERSON, who was a friend of SHEPARD.
In the show, introduced by BARBARA WALTERS with narration by STOCKARD CHANNING, interviews with "THE LARAMIE PROJECT" playwright MOISES KAUFMAN and members of TECTONIC THEATER COMPANY examined the play's effect on attitudes toward hate crimes. The play depicts various individuals' reactions toward the murder of SHEPARD in LARAMIE, WY in 1998. The award will be presented at ceremonies in NEW YORK on MARCH 28th, LOS ANGELES on APRIL 18th, and SAN FRANCISCO on MAY 9th.
"We are honored to be recognized by GLAAD and want to congratulate everyone involved in this production for their incomparable work," said VP and Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN. "SIRIUS XM Radio is proud to make unique, in-depth and diverse programming and channels produced by exceptional talents available to all corners of the country."