‘Orange is the New Black,’ George Takei Star at GLAAD Awards

By Jamilah King May 05, 2014

The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards took place over the weekend in New York City and "Orange is the New Black" was the star of the show. The Netflix original series took home the night’s award for Outstanding Comedy Series while its stars wowed on the red carpet. 

The series’ win also comes after its breakout star, Laverne Cox, won an honorary award from the organization at its Los Angeles awards ceremony. The show’s second season will air on June 6.

TV icon and LGBT advocate George Takei won the night’s Vito Russo Award, whose past recipients include Rosie O’Donnell and Anderson Cooper. Never one to miss an opportunity to make a statement, Takei thanked all of the straight couples who support gay marriage "because they’re the ones who’ll be making the gay babies of tomorrow."

See the full list of recipients here