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GLAAD Media Awards, Jon Stewart Show Solidarity With Writers Strike: “Labor Issues Are Queer Issues”

The 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York doubled as a show of solidarity for the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike on Saturday night, as Jon Stewart, Fire Island writer-star Joel Kim Booster, GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre all shared messages of support before and during the […]

GLAAD Awards: ‘Fire Island,’ ‘Anything’s Possible,’ ‘We’re Here’ Among Winners

Fire Island, Anything’s Possible and We’re Here are among the 2023 GLAAD Media Award winners presented in New York Saturday night. Fire Island and Anything’s Possible tied for best streaming/TV film and We’re Here won for best reality series. Other award recipients announced Saturday night include The Problem With Jon Stewart (best variety or talk […]

GLAAD Media Awards: Stars Denounce Attacks on LGBTQ+ Community as Bad Bunny, Christina Aguilera Accept Honors

Amid the growing attacks against LGBTQ+ people — particularly the trans community — currently going on in the U.S., this year’s GLAAD Media Awards took on a particularly urgent tone Thursday night in Beverly Hills, and one that brought it home to Hollywood as well. After Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Lynch kicked off the show, […]

GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Bros,’ ‘A League of Their Own’ Take Top Prizes

GLAAD announced recipients for 15 of this year’s 33 categories for the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday in Beverly Hills, with Bros, A League of Their Own, What We Do in the Shadows and The White Lotus among the top winners. Also at the event, Christina Aguilera received the Advocate for Change Award, […]

GLAAD: Racial Diversity Up Among LGBTQ Characters on TV; Overall Representation Drops

After a record-setting showing last year, overall representation of LGBTQ characters on television has decreased from 637 characters to 596 characters while racial diversity has increased to more than 50 percent of those characters being people of color. This is according to the 18th edition of Where We Are on TV, a new report from […]

GLAAD Calls Out “Minimal” LGBTQ Inclusion Among Super Bowl Ads

Companies spend big bucks to advertise during the Super Bowl, but very few invested in LGBTQ representation this year, according to GLAAD’s Visibility Project. The media advocacy organization reported that among the commercials that aired during the big game on Sunday, just four explicitly featured LGBTQ people — Rakuten (Christian Siriano), GM x Netflix (Jonathan […]

GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Tár,’ ‘Bros,’ ‘Nope,’ ‘Hacks,’ Demi Lovato and Omar Apollo Among Nominees

GLAAD is gearing up to give out some trophies. The organization has revealed nominations for the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards, a roster that features high-profile awards season contenders like Tár, A Man Called Otto, Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Inspection; acclaimed series like The White Lotus, Abbott Elementary, Hacks, Harley Quinn, Only […]

LGBTQ Representation in Film Rises While Racial Diversity and Screen Time Decline, Per GLAAD Report

GLAAD’s 2021 box office report card has been handed out and the results are…mixed. The media advocacy organization released its 10th Studio Responsibility Index, an annual study that tracks “the quantity, quality and diversity” of LGBTQ characters in films released in a calendar year by seven distributors, per data from Box Office Mojo. The studios: […]

GLAAD Announces Inaugural Class for New Equity in Media and Entertainment Initiative (Exclusive)

GLAAD has announced its inaugural cohort of 10 creatives for its newly launched Equity in Media and Entertainment Initiative. Alexander King, Brandon Nicholas, Brit Fryer, Ish Brown, LaQuann Dawson, Michael Donte, Nyala Moon, Olivia Peace, Riley Wilson and Whitney Skauge will participate in the three-year program focused on developing and elevating the work and storytelling […]

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 […]