NEW YORK (AP) -- Russell Simmons, Ricky Martin and the HBO drama series "True Blood" are among this year's recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Others winners of the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented Saturday in New York, include the NBC comedy "30 Rock" and CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" for its series on gay teen suicides.

Martin was cited for an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in which he discussed his decision to come out as gay.

Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo were also recognized.

Nonelectronic media winners include The New York Times columnist Frank Rich and Peter David for his Marvel comic book "X-Factor." The website Essence.com was saluted for outstanding digital journalism.

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