Kathy Griffin so GLAAD to win she disrobes

Kathy Griffin

took home the Vanguard Award at this year's GLAAD Media Awards.

Other victors at this year's ceremony at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre included "The L Word", which won a special recognition award; "Milk", which nabbed outstanding film in wide release; "Desperate Housewives", which was named outstanding comedy series; and

Ellen DeGeneres

, who received the award for best talk-show episode for "Ellen and Portia's Wedding Day."

"Love comes in lots of different forms," said DeGeneres, 51, with her wife,

Portia de Rossi

, 36, standing beside her as the crowd cheered. "I am flabbergasted by the fact that we're still trying to fight. I am not trying to fight for gay rights – I am trying to fight for equal rights."

The Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation League's media awards honor fair, accurate, and inclusive depictions of the gay and lesbian communities in the mainstream media.