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Barbara Walters Wins GLAAD Award By Rex Wockner - SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES - March 2008

SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES - [on March 17, 2008]

Barbara Walters won an award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation March 17 at the New York edition of the media-watchdog group’s annual ceremonies. Walters was honored for her 20/20 story “My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children.” She said the award meant more to her than “all the Emmys” she has received. Read more [aired 4/25/07]

Reuters [on March 17, 2008]

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television journalist Barbara Walters was honored by the gay media watchdog group GLAAD on Monday for her reporting on transgender children and she said the award was among the most important she had even received.

"You can forget all the Emmys," Walters said in accepting the award for television newsmagazine journalism at the 19th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards. "This means more to me." Photo

The veteran television personality won for the story "My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children," which aired on ABC's "20/20" [aired 4/25/07] and examined the lives and struggles of young children who experienced conflicted gender identity, feeling their true sex was the opposite of their physical one. Read more Reuters

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