Like many other award presentations, the annual GLAAD Media Awards were postponed after the breakout of the COVID-19 virus.

As a result the media Awards are going virtual with a star studded presentation that will air on Facebook and You Tube.  The tv network LOGO will rebroadcast the festivities on August 3.

The GLAAD Media Awards were created to honor members of the media, media outlets, and programming that features a fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the Gay Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community.

And this year GLAAD is bringing back the popular Outstanding Broadway Production category.

With Comedians Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere serving as hosts for the gala event; Chloe x Halle, Peppermint, Dolly Parton, Beanie Feldstein, Lena Waithe, Olivia Wilde, Cara Delevingne, Kaitlyn Dever, Sonya Deville, Jonica T. Gibbs, Dan Levy, Lil Nas X, Rachel Maddow, Ryan O’Connell, the cast and producers of “Pose”, Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross, Benito Skinner, Brian Michael Smith, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, and Raquel Willis are all scheduled to appear.

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis spoke on the awards gala saying, “as this year’s Media Awards go virtual, we hope to send a powerful message to LGBTQ+ people that in the midst of this culturally and politically divisive time, our visibility and voices have never been more important.”

Along with awards in 30 categories being handed out, special recognition will be paid to the Netflix show “Special”, journalists Karen Ocamb and Mark Segal, Ryan Murphy, and Judith Light.

The nominees for the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards:
Outstanding Wide Release Film:
“Downton Abbey”

Outstanding Limited Release Film:
“Brittany Runs a Marathon”
“End of the Century”
“The Heiresses”
“Pain & Glory”
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
“This is Not Berlin”

Outstanding Documentary:
“Gay Chorus Deep South”
“Leitis in Waiting”
“State of Pride”

Outstanding Drama Series:
“Killing Eve”
“The L Word: Generation Q”
“The Politician”
“Star Trek: Discovery”

Outstanding Comedy Series:
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Dear White People”
“One Day at a Time”
“The Other Two”
“Schitt’s Creek”
“Sex Education”
“Work in Progress”

Outstanding Individual Episode in a series without a regular LGBTQ character:
“Love – Drunk History”
“Murdered at a Bad Address – Law & Order: SVU”
“Spontaneous Combustion – Easy”
“This Extraordinary Being – Watchmen”
“Two Doors Down – Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings”

Outstanding TV Movie:
“Deadwood: The Movie”
“Let it Snow”
“Rent: Live”
“Transparent: Musicale Finale”
“Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story”

Outstanding Limited Series:
“Mrs Fletcher”
“The Red Line”
“Tales of the City”
“When They See Us”
“Years & Years”

Outstanding Kids and Family Programming:
“Andi Mack”
“The Bravest Knight”
“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”
“The Loud House”
“Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone”
“Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling”
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”
“Steven Universe: The Move”
“A Tale of Two Nellas”
“Twelve Forever”

Outstanding Reality Program:
“Are You the One?”
“Bachelor in Paradise”
“I Am Jazz”
“Queer Eye”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Outstanding Music Artist:
Adam Lambert
Brittany Howard
Kevin Abstract
Kim Petras
King Princess
Lil Nas X
Melissa Etheridge
Tegan & Sara
Young M.A.

Outstanding Comic Book:
“The Avant-Guards”
“Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me”
“Star Wars: Doctor Aphra”
“The Wicked + Divine”

Outstanding Video Game:
“Apex Legends”
“Borderlands 3”
“The Outer Worlds”
“The Walking Dead: The Final Season”

Outstanding Broadway Production:
“Choir Boy”
“The Inheritance”
“Jagged Little Pill”
“Slave Play”
“What the Constitution Means to Me”

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode:
“Billy Porter Serves Cataract Realness, Fashion, and Tonys” from “The View”
“Ellen Meets Inspiring Mormon Valedictorian” from “The Ellen Show”
“Jacob Tobia – Promoting a ‘Gender-Chill’ Exploration of Identity with ‘Sissy’” from “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
“Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She’s An Onion With All Sorts of Layers” from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
“Lilly Is Struggling to Date Women” from “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”

Outstanding TV Newsmagazine:
“ABC News Pride Day”
“All Her Sons”
“Am I Next? Gay and Targeted in Chechnya”
“Am I Next? Trans and Targeted”
“Rainbow Railroad” 60 Minutes

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment:
“Black and Trans in Texas” Vice News Tonight
“Don Lemon to Kevin Hart: Walking away right now is your choice” CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
“Laverne Cox: We exist, we deserve human rights” Up with David Gura
“One-on-One with Mayor Pete Buttigieg” The Rachel Maddow Show
“Ryan Russell Reveals His Truth” ESPN

Outstanding Newspaper Article:
“L.G.B.T.Q. Community Finds ‘Sense of Home’ in the Bronx” by Rick Rojas  from The New York Times
“Military Reports No Discharges Under Trans Ban — But Advocates Have Doubts” by Chris Johnson from the Washington Blade
“Nearly 4 Million LGBTQ People Live in Rural America, and ‘Everything is not bias and awful’” by Susan Miller from USA Today
“Texas Leads the Nation in Transgender Murders. After the Latest Attack, the Dallas Trans Community Asks Why” by Lauren McGaughy from The Dallas Morning News
“Trump Pledged to End the HIV Epidemic. San Francisco Could Get There First” by Maria L. La Ganga from the Los Angeles Times

Outstanding Magazine Article:
“2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Megan Rapinoe” by Jenny Vrentas from Sports Illustrated
“In Her Element: Geena Rocero” by Geena Rocero from Playboy
“Indya Moore Just Wants to Be Free” by Jada Yuan from ELLE
“Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s Unlikely, Untested, Unprecedented Presidential Campaign” by Charlotte Alter from TIME
“The Trans Obituaries Project” by Raquel Willis from OUT

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage:
Entertainment Weekly

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:
“Finding the Truth About Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sports” by Cyd Zeigler and Dawn Ennis from
“How a New Class of Trans Male Actors Are Changing the Face of Television” by Trish Bendix from
“’This time is real’: Taiwan Counts Down to Asia’s First Same-Sex Weddings” by Beh Lih Yi  from
“Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens” by Scott Bixby from
“When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side” by Lucas Waldron, Brenda Medina from

Outstanding Video or Multimedia Digital Journalism:
“Between Two Homes: The LGBTQ+ Refugees America Left Behind” by Judah Robinson from NowThis
“LGBTQ+ Community Debates the Meaning of ‘Queer,’ Military Bans, & More” produced by Ruben Davis, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Brett Karley, Brendan Kennedy, Brian McGee, James Novogrod, Ani Ucar, Molly Wertheimer, and Brent Whiteside from VICE
“The Life Threatening Dangers Of Gay Conversion Therapy” by Grace Baldridge from Refinery29
“MTV News: Sound On – LGBTQ+ Representation” by Terron Moore and Rakhee Jethwa from MTV News
“Stonewall 50: The Revolution” produced by Sekiya Dorsett, Brooke Sopelsa, Elizabeth Kuhr, Shahrzad Elghanayan, Wesley Oliver, Tim Fitzsimons, and Victor Limjoco from NBC OUT and Nightly Films

Outstanding Blog:
Gays with Kids
My Fabulous Disease
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series:
“Amar a Muerte”
“El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca”
“El Juego de las Llaves”
“Los Espookys”

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Newsmagazine:
“Después de Stonewall”
“Fallece Mujer Transgénero” Conclusiones
“Nosotrxs Somos”
“Orgullo” Despierta América

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Interview:
“Cómo y Cuándo Salir del Clóset” from Un Nuevo Día
“Conoce la Importancia de Apoyar a un Ser Querido Cuando ‘Sale del Clóset’” from A Primera Hora
“Deportada y Asesinada” from Al Punto
“Pareja Transgénero Quiere Tener Hijos” from Un Nuevo Día
“Tanya Saracho, Una Latina en Hollywood” from Ojo Crítico

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism Segment:
“Amor Sin Condición” from Noticiero Univision 33
“Exigen Justicia Para Franco” from Noticias 22
“Sabor a Comunidad” Noticiero from Telemundo 48
“Ser Latina y Trans en EE.UU. Implica una Lucha Contra la Discriminación en Varios Frentes” from Proyecto Ser Humano
“Triunfa el Amor por Ser Padres” from Noticiero Telemundo 44

Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Journalism Article:
“Fue Negligencia de ICE: las Denuncias de Abusos y Discriminación de Mujeres Transgénero Tras Dos Muertes en un Año” por Patricia Clarembaux from
“Los Multiples Rostros de la Comunidad Transgénero en Estados Unidos” from Al Día News
“Una Pareja Gay Celebra su Primer Día de Madres, Algo que Pensaron Nunca Sería Posible” por Laura Rodriguez (Hoy)
“Queer en la Caravana: el Peligro de Ser Migrante LGBT Buscando Asilo” por Mabel Jiménez from
“Soy Gay y Estoy Orgulloso de Poder Decirlo: Jorge Luis Martínez, patinador mexicano” por Mario Villagrán from GQ Mexico

Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Video or Multimedia Journalism:
“América a Fondo: Brigitte Baptiste, el Rostro de la (bio) Diversidad” por David Casasús from EFE
“Conoce a Jorge Luis Martínez Patinador que se Declaró Abiertamente Gay” from Quién
“Latinxs Cuentan Qué Es Ser Latinx” from BBC Mundo
“Santuario, el Inesperado Refugio de Indígenas Trans en Colombia” por Alejandro Millán Valencia from BBC Mundo


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