Kelly Ripa, John Oliver among recipients of GLAAD awards

Thomas Roberts attends the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Saturday, May 9. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

New York (AP) — Kelly Ripa, John Oliver and Thomas Roberts are among the recipients of the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The awards honor those who further GLAAD's mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexualand transgenderpeople are heard through media outlets.

A presentation ceremony was set for Saturday night in New York. Other honorees included Time magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, and Sports Illustrated.

Ripa received GLAAD's Excellence in Media award for her discussion and interviews with LGBT guests and supporters on the talk show "Live! with Kelly and Michael."

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" was honored as best talk show episode for a segment on Ugandan transgenderactivist Pepe Julian Onziema.

TV journalist and anchor Roberts received the Vito Russo Award, named for GLAAD's co-founder and presented to an out LGBT media figure who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.

By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Gayly – May 10, 2015 @ 8:40am.