Awarding what director Ang Lee pointed out might well be the last award for his film, GLAAD last night recognizedBrokeback Mountain as the wide-release picture that best exhibited "fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives." By the sound of things, Lee was particularity excited to accept GLAAD's award, describing it as "an award that actually means something." (Take that, Academy.)

In a moment of extreme idealism and, possibly, naiveté, Lee also announced to the audience that "Brokeback Mountain has helped to change the world." Really? While I'd love it to be true that a movie about gay non-cowboys made some people question their beliefs, it strikes me that the film was really preaching to the choir. Those who are already comfortable with homosexuality saw it; those who aren't, didn't. Yes, there are moving stories to be found about people who suddenly saw the proverbial light in a darkened movie theater, but those are few and far between. If nothing else, Brokeback did get people talking - I guess that's something.