Laura Innes gets gay Artistry Award for work on medical drama "ER"

November 3, 2003

LOS ANGELES — Actress Laura Innes received this year's Artistry Award from the gay rights organization Power Up for her portrayal of a gay character on the hit medical drama "ER." Innes plays Dr. Kerry Weaver on the NBC show.

"I hope her inclusion in prime time helps break down barriers of prejudice and injustice on-screen and off," Innes said.

The Power Up organization promotes the visibility and integration of gay women in entertainment.

Also honored were the Bravo Network and Judith Light, a two-time Emmy actress, for Light's portrayal of the mother of Ryan White, the boy who was ostracized by his school after being diagnosed with HIV. –Sapa-AP

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