Israel's 'Bubble' gets GLAAD award

The film tells the story of Tel Aviv man who has a romance with a young Palestinian man he meets while doing reserve duty at a checkpoint.

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The gay media watchdog group GLAAD honored Eytan Fox's 2006 film The Bubble in an awards ceremony in New York on Monday. The film, which received the award for outstanding film in limited release, tells the story of several young residents of Tel Aviv's trendy Sheinkin neighborhood, one of whom, played by Ohad Knoller, is gay and has a romance with a young Palestinian man he meets while doing reserve duty at a checkpoint. The characters try to put aside political conflicts and focus on their lives and loves, but are often accused of living in a sort of escapist bubble. The 19th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards also honored Barbara Walters for her reporting on transgender children. She said the award was among the most important she had even received. "You can forget all the Emmys," Walters said. "This means more to me." Other honorees for coverage of gay and lesbian issues included The New York Times' magazine, GQ, and CNN.com.