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Wilson Cruz Calls for Action Against Anti-LGBTQ Legislation, Stresses the Importance of Love

In light of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill recently passing in Florida and the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade, resilience and perseverance were top of mind for everyone at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Friday. Both instances of government control have been seen as taking steps back in the progress […]

‘Pose’ and Lil Nas X Take Top Prizes at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards

The 2022 GLAAD Media Awards came to a close in New York City on Friday, with the second of two bicoastal ceremonies revealing the rest of this year’s winners. Cody Rigsby and Peppermint hosted the event, which honored Judith Light with the Excellence in Media Award. Pose and Lil Nas X took home the top […]

GLAAD Media Awards: Wilson Cruz to Receive Vito Russo Award for LGBTQ Advocacy

Star Trek: Discovery actor and activist Wilson Cruz will be honored with the Vito Russo Award during the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City next month. Named after Vito Russo, the late activist who co-founded GLAAD, the award is presented to an individual who has significantly accelerated LGBTQ acceptance. In 1994, Cruz […]

Judith Light to Receive GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award at New York Gala

Judith Light, a beloved performer and champion of LGBTQ and human rights, is being honored for the example she has set over more than 40 years in the business. GLAAD has announced that it will fete Light on May 6 at New York’s Hilton Midtown where she’ll receive the Excellence in Media Award at the […]

Marvel’s Victoria Alonso Calls Out Disney Response to “Don’t Say Gay” Bill: “Take a Stand”

In a night of defiance in the face of oppression, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Kacey Musgraves and Andrew Garfield were joined by hundreds of guests in an overflowing ballroom at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday night to celebrate the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards. While the purpose of the evening was to recognize and honor those […]

GLAAD Media Awards: Kacey Musgraves to Be Honored With Vanguard Award

Advocacy organization GLAAD revealed Tuesday that Kacey Musgraves will receive the Vanguard Award, which is presented to an LGBTQ ally who has made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of the community, at the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles next month. Among the country artists’ activism, she recently joined GLAAD and Equality […]

GLAAD: Broadcast TV Now Features Record Number of LGBTQ Characters

The small screen is now reflecting a record number of LGBTQ characters on primetime. Media watchdog group GLAAD has released the findings of its 17th annual report, Where We Are On TV, which analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regular characters on broadcast networks while also tracking the number of LGBTQ regular and […]

‘Pose’ Star Michaela Jae Rodriguez to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

Media advocacy organization GLAAD announced Wednesday that actress and singer Michaela Jaé (MJ) Rodriguez will be honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards in April. Rodriguez is known for her performance as a young mother living with HIV in FX’s Pose, for which she became the first trans woman […]

GLAAD Media Awards: Lil Nas X, ‘Eternals,’ ‘Sex Education’ and ‘Yellowjackets’ Among Nominees

The competition is set for the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards. The full roster of nominees — 246 across 30 categories (26 English and four Spanish-language) — were revealed today on TikTok by RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist Gottmik. The awards, created to “honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues,” […]

Racial Diversity Amongst LGBTQ Characters Up, While Trans Portrayals Are Absent, GLAAD Study Finds

Racial diversity amongst authentic LGBTQ characters in Hollywood studio films has increased along with the amount of screen time they are given, according to GLAAD’s ninth annual Studio Responsibility Index report on Thursday. The media advocacy organization uses the “Vito Russo test” criteria to analyze how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer characters are situated […]

LGBTQ Organizations, Film Festivals Sign Letter Urging Emmy Voters to Support Final Season of ‘Pose’

Emmy nominations voting begins today and a group of 40 organizations and film festivals, led by GLAAD, have signed a letter to urge Emmy voters not to forget about FX’s groundbreaking series Pose in its final season. “In the course of its three groundbreaking seasons, Pose (co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals) […]

‘Glee’ Cast to Reunite at GLAAD Media Awards to Honor Naya Rivera’s Character

The musical series took home GLAAD Media Award trophies for outstanding comedy show in 2010 and 2011.