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Country  United States
First awarded  1990
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Awarded for  Outstanding representations of the LGBT community in media
Presented by  Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Official website  www.glaad.org/mediaawards
Ceremony date  April 1, 2017, 5:30 PM PDT
Winners  Demi Lovato, Demi Lovato, Vanguard Award, Vanguard Award, Ruby Rose, Ruby Rose, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Sense8Netflix, Sense8, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, I Am CaitE!, I Am Cait, Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Reality Program, I Am JazzTLC, I Am Jazz, Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Reality Program, Blue NeighbourhoodTroye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood, Outstanding Music Artist, Outstanding Music Artist, CarolThe Weinstein Company, Carol, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Robert De Niro, Robert De Niro, GLAAD Excellence in Media Award, GLAAD Excellence in Media Award, Kumu HinaPBS, Kumu Hina, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Documentary, TangerineMagnolia Pictures, Tangerine, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, LumberjanesNoelle Stevenson - Brooke Allen - Shannon Watters -, Lumberjanes, Outstanding Comic Book, Outstanding Comic Book, Royal PainsUSA Network, Royal Pains, Outstanding Individual Episode, Outstanding Individual Episode, Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey, GLAAD Media Ally Award, GLAAD Media Ally Award, TransparentAmazon Studios, Transparent, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Super Soul Sunday, Super Soul Sunday, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, The Bold and the BeautifulCBS, The Bold and the Beautiful, Outstanding Daily Drama, Outstanding Daily Drama, This Is What It’s Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your LifeJ Lester Feder, This Is What It’s Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your Life, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, 20/20ABC, 20/20, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, CosmopolitanHearst Magazines, Cosmopolitan, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution, Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, Kerry Washington, Kerry Washington, Vanguard Award, Vanguard Award, Roland Emmerich, Roland Emmerich, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Thomas Roberts, Thomas Roberts, Vito Russo Award, Vito Russo Award, How to Get Away with MurderABC, How to Get Away with Murder, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, R&B Divas: AtlantaTV One, R&B Divas: Atlanta, Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Reality Program, Transgender Dysphoria BluesAgainst Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Outstanding Music Artist, Outstanding Music Artist, The Imitation GameThe Weinstein Company, The Imitation Game, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Kelly Ripa, Kelly Ripa, GLAAD Excellence in Media Award, GLAAD Excellence in Media Award, L Word: Hate The SinShowtime, L Word: Hate The Sin, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Documentary, LiltingStrand Releasing, Lilting, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, Rat QueensKurtis J Wiebe, Rat Queens, Outstanding Comic Book, Outstanding Comic Book, Drop Dead DivaLifetime, Drop Dead Diva, Outstanding Individual Episode, Outstanding Individual Episode, TransparentAmazon Studios, Transparent, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Last Week Tonight with John OliverHBO, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Days of Our LivesNBC, Days of Our Lives, Outstanding Daily Drama, Outstanding Daily Drama, 31 Days of PrEPHere Media, 31 Days of PrEP, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, Nick News with Linda EllerbeeNickelodeon, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated Media Franchise, Sports Illustrated, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Why did the US Lock Up These Women with Men?Cristina Costantini - Jorge Rivas - Kristofer Ríos, Why did the US Lock Up These Women with Men?, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, MSNBC LiveMSNBC, MSNBC Live, Outstanding TV Journalism Segment, Outstanding TV Journalism Segment, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Lopez, Vanguard Award, Vanguard Award, Laverne Cox, Laverne Cox, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Stephen F Kolzak Award, George Takei, George Takei, Vito Russo Award, Vito Russo Award, The Fosters, The Fosters, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Reality Program, HeartthrobTegan And Sara, Heartthrob, Outstanding Music Artist, Outstanding Music Artist, Philomena, Philomena, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Call Me Kuchu, Call Me Kuchu, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Documentary, Bridegroom, Bridegroom, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Documentary, Concussion, Concussion, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, Young AvengersKieron Gillen, Young Avengers, Outstanding Comic Book, Outstanding Comic Book, Elementary, Elementary, Outstanding Individual Episode, Outstanding Individual Episode, Orange Is the New Black, Orange Is the New Black, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Oprah Prime, Oprah Prime, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Days of Our Lives, Days of Our Lives, Outstanding Daily Drama, Outstanding Daily Drama, Sex - Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner is a CrimeSergio Hernandez, Sex - Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner is a Crime, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, 20/20, 20/20, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, The New YorkerCondé Nast, The New Yorker, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, We Are Here: LGBTI in UgandaSunnivie Brydum - D David Robinson, We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, MSNBC Live, MSNBC Live, Outstanding TV Journalism Segment, Outstanding TV Journalism Segment, Steve Warren, Steve Warren, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper, Vito Russo Award, Vito Russo Award, Smash, Smash, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, The Amazing Race, The Amazing Race, Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Reality Program, TrespassingAdam Lambert, Trespassing, Outstanding Music Artist, Outstanding Music Artist, Channel OrangeFrank Ocean, Channel Orange, Outstanding Music Artist, Outstanding Music Artist, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, How to Survive a Plague, How to Survive a Plague, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Documentary, Any Day Now, Any Day Now, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, Kevin KellerDan Parent, Kevin Keller, Outstanding Comic Book, Outstanding Comic Book, Raising Hope, Raising Hope, Outstanding Individual Episode, Outstanding Individual Episode, The New Normal, The New Normal, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Oprah Prime, Oprah Prime, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Days of Our Lives, Days of Our Lives, Outstanding Daily Drama, Outstanding Daily Drama, Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?Marc Lamont Hill, Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton, Advocate for Change Award, Advocate for Change Award, Adam Lambert, Adam Lambert, Davidson/Valentini Award, Davidson/Valentini Award, Melissa Harris-Perry, Melissa Harris-Perry, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, The AdvocateHere Media, The Advocate, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Edie Takes on DOMA, Edie Takes on DOMA, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Hutcherson, Vanguard Award, Vanguard Award, Chaz Bono, Chaz Bono, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Stephen F Kolzak Award, Craig Zadan, Craig Zadan, Vito Russo Award, Vito Russo Award, Neil Meron, Neil Meron, Vito Russo Award, Vito Russo Award, Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars, Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Reality Program, Born This WayLady Gaga, Born This Way, Outstanding Music Artist, Outstanding Music Artist, Beginners, Beginners, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Becoming Chaz, Becoming Chaz, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Documentary, Pariah, Pariah, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, Outstanding Film – Limited Release, BatwomanJ H Williams III - Haden Blackman, Batwoman, Outstanding Comic Book, Outstanding Comic Book, Drop Dead Diva, Drop Dead Diva, Outstanding Individual Episode, Outstanding Individual Episode, Hot in Cleveland, Hot in Cleveland, Outstanding Individual Episode, Outstanding Individual Episode, Modern Family, Modern Family, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Outstanding Talk Show Episode, Days of Our Lives, Days of Our Lives, Outstanding Daily Drama, Outstanding Daily Drama, Adam and Pete: Love in a Time of WarMax J Rosenthal, Adam and Pete: Love in a Time of War, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, Outstanding Digital Journalism Article, Anderson Cooper 360°, Anderson Cooper 360°, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine, The AdvocateHere Media, The Advocate, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, Injustice at Every Turn, Injustice at Every Turn, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia, Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia
Nominees (2017)  Wynonna Earp, Wynonna Earp, Shadowhunters, Shadowhunters, The OA, The OA, The Fosters, The Fosters, Supergirl, Supergirl, Hap and Leonard, Hap and Leonard, Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy, Orphan Black, Orphan Black, Shameless, Shameless, How to Get Away with Murder, How to Get Away with Murder, Gaycation, Gaycation, Strut, Strut, I Am Cait, I Am Cait, The Prancing Elites Project, The Prancing Elites Project, I Am Jazz, I Am Jazz, This Is ActingSia, This Is Acting, House on FireTy Herndon, House on Fire, Freetown SoundDev Hynes, Freetown Sound, BlondeFrank Ocean, Blonde, JoanneLady Gaga, Joanne, Wonderful Crazy NightElton John, Wonderful Crazy Night, Shape Shift With MeAgainst Me!, Shape Shift With Me, ExcommunicationTyler Glenn, Excommunication, Love You to DeathTegan And Sara, Love You to Death, Big Day in a Small TownBrandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town, Moonlight, Moonlight, Star Trek Beyond, Star Trek Beyond, Out Of Iraq, Out Of Iraq, The Same Difference, The Same Difference, Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, The Trans List, The Trans List, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Spa Night, Spa Night, Other People, Other People, Those People, Those People, The Handmaiden, The Handmaiden, Naz & Maalik, Naz & Maalik, The WoodsJames Tynion IV - Michael (ART) Dialynas - Ed Dukeshire -, The Woods, Love is LoveMarc Andreyko, Love is Love, DC Comics BombshellsMirka Andolfo - Marguerite Bennett - Wes Abbott -, DC Comics Bombshells, MidnighterSteve Orlando - David Messina - Romulo Fajardo -, Midnighter, All-New X-Men, All-New X-Men, SagaBrian K Vaughan - Fiona Staples - Fonografiks, Saga, Black PantherTa-Nehisi Coates - Laura Martin - Brian Stelfreeze -, Black Panther, Kim & KimMagdalene Visaggio - Zakk Saam - Claudia Aguirre -, Kim & Kim, Midnighter and ApolloSteve Orlando - David Messina - Romulo Fajardo -, Midnighter and Apollo, Patsy Walker - AKA Hellcat!, Patsy Walker - AKA Hellcat!, Drunk History, Drunk History, Easy, Easy, Black-ish, Black-ish, The Loud House, The Loud House, Black Mirror, Black Mirror, Transparent, Transparent, One Mississippi, One Mississippi, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Survivor's Remorse, Survivor's Remorse, Grace and Frankie, Grace and Frankie, Modern Family, Modern Family, The Real O'Neals, The Real O'Neals, Take My Wife, Take My Wife, Steven Universe, Steven Universe, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Super Soul Sunday, Super Soul Sunday, The Daily Show, The Daily Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, The View, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Bold and the Beautiful, 105 Trans Women On American TV: A History and AnalysisRiese Bernard, 105 Trans Women On American TV: A History and Analysis, The Methodist Church May Split Over LGBT Issues Meet the Lesbian Bishop Caught in the MiddleBecca Andrews, The Methodist Church May Split Over LGBT Issues Meet the Lesbian Bishop Caught in the Middle, After the Orlando Shooting - the Changed Lives of Gay LatinosDaniel Wenger, After the Orlando Shooting - the Changed Lives of Gay Latinos, The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex AthletesDiana Tourjee, The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex Athletes, These are the Queer Refugees Australia has Locked Up on a Remote Pacific IslandJ Lester Feder, These are the Queer Refugees Australia has Locked Up on a Remote Pacific Island, 60 Minutes, 60 Minutes, E:60, E:60, Vice News Tonight, Vice News Tonight, SC Featured, SC Featured, Teen VogueCondé Nast, Teen Vogue, The AdvocateHere Media, The Advocate, TimeTime Inc, Time, CosmopolitanHearst Magazines, Cosmopolitan, SeventeenHearst Magazines, Seventeen, No Access: Young - Black & Positive, No Access: Young - Black & Positive, Willing and Able: Employment as a Transgender New YorkerGeena Rocero - Allison Hoffman - Julia Saenz -, Willing and Able: Employment as a Transgender New Yorker, Last Men Standing: AIDS Survivors Still Fighting for Their LivesErin Allday, Last Men Standing: AIDS Survivors Still Fighting for Their Lives, Unerased: Counting Transgender LivesMeredith Talusan, Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives, New Deep South: Kayla, New Deep South: Kayla, CBS This Morning, CBS This Morning, PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour, NBC Nightly News, NBC Nightly News, Anderson Cooper 360°, Anderson Cooper 360°, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Rachel Maddow Show, Nowhere to Go: LGBT Youth on the MoveArielle Dreher, Nowhere to Go: LGBT Youth on the Move, Mid-South Couples Celebrate First Year of Marriage Equality - But Challenges Remain for LGBT CommunityKatie Fretland - Ron Maxey, Mid-South Couples Celebrate First Year of Marriage Equality - But Challenges Remain for LGBT Community, An LGBT Hunger CrisisRoni Rabin, An LGBT Hunger Crisis, Worthy of SurvivalKathleen McGrory, Worthy of Survival, Permission to HateElizabeth Leland, Permission to Hate, The Official Coming-Out PartyKevin Arnovitz, The Official Coming-Out Party, HIV Mystery: Solved?Tim Murphy, HIV Mystery: Solved?, On the RunJacob Kushner, On the Run, Battle of the BathroomMichael Scherer, Battle of the Bathroom, Rethinking GenderRobin Marantz Henig, Rethinking Gender, Eyewitness, Eyewitness, London Spy, London Spy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, Looking: The Movie, Looking: The Movie, Vicious: The Finale, Vicious: The Finale, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, My Fabulous Disease, My Fabulous Disease, Mombian, Mombian, I'm Still Josh, I'm Still Josh, TransGriot, TransGriot

The GLAAD Media Award is an accolade bestowed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to recognize and honor various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. In addition to film and television, the Awards also recognize achievements in other branches of the media and arts, including theatre, music, journalism and advertising.

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Honorees are selected by a process involving over 700 GLAAD Media Award voters and volunteers and are evaluated using four criteria: "Fair, Accurate and Inclusive Representations" of the LGBT community, "Boldness and Originality" of the project, significant "Cultural Impact" on mainstream culture, and "Overall Quality" of the project. Results are then certified by a "Review Panel" who determine the final list of recipients based on voting results and their own "expert opinions".

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The 1st GLAAD Media Awards ceremony honoring the 1989 season was held in 1990, and recognized 34 nominees in 7 competitive categories.

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History

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The first GLAAD Media Awards were presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in 1990 to honor the 1989 season, and were envisioned as a way to recognize various branches of the media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

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The 1st Annual Awards ceremony recognized 34 nominees in 7 competitive categories and was a relatively "small" affair. At the 20th Annual Awards ceremony presented in 2009, GLAAD Award Honoree, Phil Donahue said of the first Annual ceremony – “It’s unbelievable to think about the power and the warp speed of this revolution. Twenty years ago when I proudly accepted the first GLAAD Media Award…it was a very small crowd. There are more photographers here tonight than there were people then".

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For the first six years, winners were announced prior to the ceremony. Beginning with the 7th Annual Awards held in 1996, the change was made to its current format, announcing the winners in competitive categories at the ceremony. The 15th Annual Awards held in 2004 marked the first year nominations were expanded to recognize media in Spanish-language categories. The 16th Annual Awards held in 2005 marked the first year that the ceremonies were televised, first airing on the LGBT-themed Logo channel on July 24, 2005.

Statuette

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The original GLAAD Media Award stood approximately 6-inches (15 cm) tall, consisting of a flat, 5-inch (13 cm) square shaped crystal sculpture with a design of five concentric circles on a "newsprint" background. The sculpture was traditionally etched with the year it was presented followed by the words "GLAAD Media Award" and was mounted perpendicular to its flat, quadrant shaped base.

The award remained unchanged until 2009, when an all new statuette designed by David Moritz of Society Awards was unveiled for the 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies. The current statuette stands 12-inches (30.5 cm) tall, consisting of a 9-inch (23 cm) die-cast zinc sculpture, hand finished with a satin texture, plated with a nickel and rhodium finish, and mounted on a 3-inch (7.6 cm) tall, black-stained ash, trapezoidal shaped base.

Nomination

Nominees are selected by GLAAD "Nominating Juries" consisting of over 90 volunteers with interest and expertise in the particular category they are judging. Nominating Juries may select up to five nominees in each category. If no projects are deemed worthy of nomination in a particular category, the jury may choose to not award that category. At the end of the year, the Nominating Juries submit their list of recommended nominees to GLAAD's staff and Board of Directors for approval.

In addition to media monitoring by the juries, GLAAD issues a "Call for Entries", inviting media outlets to submit their work for consideration, however, GLAAD may nominate a mainstream media project even if it is not submitted as part of the call for entries. GLAAD does not monitor media created by and for the LGBT community for defamation, therefore media outlets created by and for an LGBT audience must submit in order to be considered for nomination.

Candidates considered for nomination are evaluated using four criteria: "Fair, Accurate and Inclusive Representations" – meaning that the diversity of the LGBT community is represented, "Boldness and Originality" – meaning the project breaks new ground by exploring LGBT subject matter in non-traditional ways, "Cultural Impact" – meaning the project impacts an audience that may not regularly be exposed to LGBT issues, and "Overall Quality" – A project of extremely high quality which adds impact and significance to the images and issues portrayed.

Selection

Over 600 GLAAD Media Award voters participate in the selection of Honorees from the pool of Nominees in each category via online balloting. Voters are made up of three groups: GLAAD staff and board, GLAAD Alliance and Media Circle members, and GLAAD volunteers & allies (which include former Honorees, media industry allies, volunteers from the "Nominating Juries" and "Event Production Teams").

These results are then reviewed for certification by a "Review Panel" which consists of the GLAAD Board co-chairs, senior GLAAD program and communications staff, and media industry experts. Members of the Review Panel are expected to view all of the nominees in each category, and the final list of award recipients is determined by the Review Panel based on the results of the online balloting and their own "expert opinions".

Categories

The first Annual Awards recognized Honorees in just 7 competitive categories, all for television. Over the years, the competitive categories have been expanded to recognize various other branches of the media including, film, theatre, music, print media, digital media, and advertising, as well as establishing additional categories recognizing Spanish-language media and a "Special Recognition" category for media representations that may not meet the criteria of pre-existing categories.

While many of the categories have been expanded over time, several early categories have been "merged" or phased out altogether. One notable example being the omission of the "Outstanding Daytime Drama" category in 2011, reflecting the steady decline in popularity of English-language daytime soaps. As of 2011, GLAAD considers nominations in a total of 26 English-language categories and 12 Spanish-language categories, however, If no projects within a category are deemed worthy of recognition, GLAAD may choose to not award the category that year. As of 2011, these 38 competitive categories are:

English-Language

Spanish-Language

Special awards

In addition to the GLAAD Media Awards' competitive categories, special non-competitive "Honorary Awards" have also been presented since the first Awards ceremony. Beginning with just one Honorary Award, then known as the "Special Honoree Award" presented at the first annual GLAAD Media Awards, the Honorary Awards have also been expanded to recognize the diversity of contributions of respective Honorees. The most notable of these Special Honorary Awards are:

  • Advocate for Change Award – Presented at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards in 2013. Its inaugural recipient was former U.S. President Bill Clinton for his record of promoting tolerance, including advocating for marriage equality and calling for the Supreme Court of the United States to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
  • Davidson/Valentini Award – Presented annually at the San Francisco GLAAD Media Awards. It is named in memory of Craig Davidson, GLAAD's first executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini, a GLAAD supporter. It is presented to an openly LGBT individual who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community.
  • Excellence in Media Award – Presented annually at the New York GLAAD Media Awards. It is presented to individuals in the media and entertainment industries who through their work have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.
  • Golden Gate Award – Presented annually at the San Francisco GLAAD Media Awards. It is presented to media professionals who have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.
  • Pioneer Award – Presented at the GLAAD Media Awards. It is presented to a pioneering individual, group or outlet that has made a significant contribution to the development of LGBT-inclusive media images prior to the existence of the GLAAD Media Awards.
  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award – Presented annually at the GLAAD Media Awards. It is named after the Los Angeles casting director who devoted the last part of his life to fighting AIDS-phobia and homophobia in the entertainment industry. The award is given to an openly LGBT member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating homophobia.
  • Vanguard Award – Presented annually at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards. It is presented to a member of the entertainment community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.
  • Visibilidad Award – Presented at the GLAAD Media Awards. It is presented to an openly LGBT Spanish-language media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community.
  • Vito Russo Award – Presented annually at the GLAAD Media Awards. It is named in memory of Vito Russo, a founding member of GLAAD, and presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community.
  • Ceremony

    Award recipients are announced at the annual GLAAD Media Awards banquet ceremonies usually held in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to honor achievements from January 1 to December 31 of the previous calendar year. Over the years, ceremonies have also been held in Washington, D.C. and Miami. Each year's hosts and presenters are usually selected from former Honorees, celebrities and/or prominent public figures known for their contributions to the LGBT community.

    The announcement of award recipients in all competitive categories is withheld until the ceremonies. Although presented annually in three cities, time constraints dictate that not all of the awards are presented onstage. Categories presented onstage in their respective cities are chosen to reflect the range of GLAAD's work with the media, representing a mix of entertainment, news, and Spanish-language awards. Recipients who are not announced onstage are instead announced by a listing in the ceremony's program book.

    The 16th Annual Awards held in 2005 were the first year that the ceremonies were televised, first airing on the Logo channel on July 24, 2005. Logo continued to air the telecast annually, editing together each city's respective ceremonies for each year into one annual show, as well as airing a retrospective special in 2005 titled "The Best of the GLAAD Media Awards" which documented the history of the first 15 years of the Awards. Logo ceased to televise the ceremony in 2008 when the Bravo network acquired exclusive broadcast rights to air the 19th Annual Awards telecast.

    References

    GLAAD Media Award Wikipedia


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