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I just landed into London and am happy to say that not only am I nominated in the category of Outstanding Music Artist at this year’s @GLAAD awards, but I’m also super happy to confirm I’ll be performing in person at the ceremony itself in Los Angeles on April 16th!

GLAAD is the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organisation and the awards honour media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.

This is really important in contemporary society and I’m proud to be part of it! #glaadawards

 

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The Nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards
 

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.

 

Below is the full list of nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. 

A tip sheet with a breakdown of nominations by media and trends among the nominees is available at www.glaad.org/releases

 

Outstanding Film - Wide Release

  • Bombshell (Lionsgate)
  • Booksmart (United Artists Releasing)
  • Downton Abbey (Focus Features)
  • Judy (Roadside Attractions)
  • Rocketman (Paramount Pictures)

 

Outstanding Film - Limited Release

  • Adam (Wolfe Releasing)
  • Brittany Runs a Marathon (Amazon Studios)
  • End of the Century (The Cinema Guild)
  • The Heiresses (1844 Entertainment)
  • Kanarie (Breaking Glass Pictures)
  • Pain & Glory (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (NEON)
  • Rafiki (Film Movement)
  • Socrates (Breaking Glass Pictures)
  • This Is Not Berlin (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Outstanding Documentary

  • 5B (RYOT Films)
  • Gay Chorus Deep South (MTV)
  • Leitis in Waiting (PBS)
  • State of Pride (YouTube)
  • Wig (HBO)
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Batwoman (The CW)
  • Billions (Showtime)
  • Euphoria (HBO)
  • Killing Eve (BBC America)
  • The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime)
  • The Politician (Netflix)(FX)
  • Shadowhunters (Freeform)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • Supergirl (The CW)
  • Pose

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Dickinson (Apple TV+)
  • One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  • The Other Two (Comedy Central)
  • Schitt's Creek (Pop)
  • Sex Education (Netflix)
  • Superstore (NBC)
  • Vida (Starz)
  • Work in Progress (Showtime)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character)

  • "Love" Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • "Murdered at a Bad Address" Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
  • “Spontaneous Combustion” Easy (Netflix)
  • “This Extraordinary Being” Watchmen (HBO)
  • "Two Doors Down" Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (Netflix)
  • Outstanding TV Movie
  • Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
  • Let It Snow (Netflix)
  • Rent: Live (FOX)
  • Transparent: Musicale Finale (Amazon)
  • Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (Lifetime)

Outstanding Limited Series

  • Mrs. Fletcher (HBO)
  • The Red Line (CBS)
  • Tales of the City (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Years & Years (HBO)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

  • Andi Mack (The Disney Channel)
  • The Bravest Knight (Hulu)
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)
  • The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
  • "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" Arthur (PBS)
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (Netflix)
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix)
  • Steven Universe: The Movie (Cartoon Network)
  • "A Tale of Two Nellas" Nella the Princess Knight (Nick Jr.)
  • Twelve Forever (Netflix)

Outstanding Reality Program

  • Are You the One? (MTV)
  • Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
  • I Am Jazz (TLC)
  • Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Music Artist

  • Adam Lambert, Velvet: Side A (More is More/Empire)
  • Brittany Howard, Jaime (ATO)
  • Kevin Abstract, ARIZONA BABY (Question Everything/RCA)
  • Kim Petras, Clarity (Bunhead)
  • King Princess, Cheap Queen (Zelig/Columbia Records)
  • Lil Nas X, 7 (Columbia)
  • Melissa Etheridge, The Medicine Show (ME Records/Concord)
  • Mika, My Name Is Michael Holbrook (Casablanca/Republic Records)
  • Tegan and Sara, Hey, I'm Just Like You (Sire)
  • Young M.A, Herstory in the Making (M.A Music/3D)

Outstanding Comic Book

  • The Avant-Guards, by Carly Usdin, Noah Hayes, Tasha Neva, Jenna Ayoub, Rebecca Nalty, Kieran Quigley, Eleonora Bruni, Ed Dukeshire (BOOM! Studios)
  • Bloom, by Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (First Second)
  • Crowded, by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, Triona Farrell, Cardinal Rae (Image Comics)
  • Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, by Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh, Carlos M. Mangual (DC Comics)
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, by Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (First Second)
  • Liebestrasse, by Greg Lockard, Tim Fish, Héctor Barros, Lucas Gattoni (ComiXology Originals)
  • Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, AnneMarie Rogers, Kanesha C. Bryant, Maarta Laiho, Aubrey Aiese (BOOM! Studios)
  • Runaways, by Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka, Andrés Genolet, Walden Wong, Matthew Wilson, Triona Farrell, Chris O'Halloran, Michael Garland, Niko Henrichon, Federico Blee, Dee Cunniffe, Jim Campbell, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, by Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso, Andrea Broccardo, Wilton Santos, Caspar Wijngaard, Marc Deering, Don Ho, Walden Wong, Chris Bolson, Scott Hanna, Elsa Charretier, Rachelle Rosenberg, Chris O'Halloran, Stephane Paitreau, Lee Loughridge, Edgar Delgado, Jim Campbell, Joe Caramagna (Marvel Comics)
  • The Wicked + Divine, by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)

Outstanding Video Game

  • Apex Legends (Electronic Arts)
  • Borderlands 3 (2K Games)
  • The Outer Worlds (Private Division)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Skybound Entertainment)

Outstanding Broadway Production

  • Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney
  • The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez
  • Jagged Little Pill, book by Diablo Cody, lyrics by Alanis Morissette, music by Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard
  • Slave Play, by Jeremy O. Harris
  • What the Constitution Means to Me, by Heidi Schreck

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

  • “Billy Porter Serves Cataract Realness, Fashion, and Tonys” The View (ABC)
  • “Ellen Meets Inspiring Mormon Valedictorian” The Ellen Show (Syndicated/Telepictures Productions)
  • “Jacob Tobia - Promoting a ‘Gender-Chill’ Exploration of Identity with ‘Sissy’” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • “Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She's An Onion With All Sorts of Layers” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
  • “Lilly Is Struggling to Date Women” A Little Late with Lilly Singh (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine

  • “ABC News Pride Day” (WABC-TV/ABC News)
  • “All Her Sons” CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
  • “Am I Next? Gay and Targeted in Chechnya” Nightline (ABC)
  • “Am I Next? Trans and Targeted” Nightline (ABC)
  • “Rainbow Railroad” 60 Minutes (CBS)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

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

Outstanding Newspaper Article

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

Outstanding Magazine Article

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

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage

  • Advocate
  • Billboard
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • OUT
  • Variety

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

  • “Finding the Truth About Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sports” [series] by Cyd Zeigler, Dawn Ennis (Outsports.com)
  • “How a New Class of Trans Male Actors Are Changing the Face of Television” by Trish Bendix (TIME.com)
  • “'This time is real': Taiwan Counts Down to Asia's First Same-Sex Weddings” by Beh Lih Yi (Openlynews.com)
  • “Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens” by Scott Bixby (TheDailyBeast.com)
  • “When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side” by Lucas Waldron, Brenda Medina (ProPublica.org)

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia

  • “Between Two Homes: The LGBTQ+ Refugees America Left Behind” by Judah Robinson (NowThis)
  • “LGBTQ+ Community Debates the Meaning of ‘Queer,’ Military Bans, & More” produced by Molly Wertheimer and Brent Whiteside (VICE)
  • “The Life Threatening Dangers Of Gay Conversion Therapy” by Grace Baldridge (Refinery29)
  • “Sound On: Community, Representation and Identity” by Terron Moore and Rakhee Jethwa (MTV News)
  • “Stonewall 50: The Revolution” produced by Sekiya Dorsett, Brooke Sopelsa, Elizabeth Kuhr, Shahrzad Elghanayan, Wesley Oliver, Tim Fitzsimons, Victor Limjoco (NBC OUT and Nightly Films)

Outstanding Blog

  • Gays with Kids
  • JoeMyGod
  • My Fabulous Disease
  • Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
  • TransGriot

Special Recognition

  • Special (Netflix)
  • Karen Ocamb, news editor, Los Angeles Blade
  • Mark Segal, founder and publisher, Philadelphia Gay News
     

31ST ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: SPANISH-LANGUAGE NOMINEES
 

Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series

  • Amar a Muerte (Univision)
  • El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca (Univision)
  • El Juego de las Llaves (Pantaya)
  • Élite (Netflix)
  • Los Espookys (HBO)

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism – Newsmagazine

  • Después de Stonewall” (CNN en Español)
  • “Fallece Mujer Transgénero” Conclusiones (CNN en Español)
  • “Nosotrxs Somos” (RTVE)
  • “Orgullo” Despierta América (Univision)

 

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Interview

  • “Cómo y Cuándo Salir del Clóset” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
  • “Conoce la Importancia de Apoyar a un Ser Querido Cuando ‘Sale del Clóset’” A Primera Hora (Univision 34)
  • “Deportada y Asesinada” Al Punto (Univision)
  • “Pareja Transgénero Quiere Tener Hijos” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
  • “Tanya Saracho, Una Latina en Hollywood” Ojo Crítico (CNN en Español)

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism Segment

  • “Amor Sin Condición” Noticiero Univision 33 (Univision)
  • “Exigen Justicia Para Franco” Noticias 22 (Mundo Fox)
  • “Sabor a Comunidad” Noticiero Telemundo 48 (Telemundo)
  • “Ser Latina y Trans en EE.UU. Implica una Lucha Contra la Discriminación en Varios Frentes” Proyecto Ser Humano (CNN en Español)
  • “Triunfa el Amor por Ser Padres” Noticiero Telemundo 44 (Telemundo)

 

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 (Univision.com)
  • “Los Multiples Rostros de la Comunidad Transgénero en Estados Unidos” [series] (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 (eltecolote.org)
  • “Soy Gay y Estoy Orgulloso de Poder Decirlo: Jorge Luis Martínez, patinador mexicano” por Mario Villagrán (GQ Mexico)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Journalism - Video or Multimedia

  • “América a Fondo: Brigitte Baptiste, el Rostro de la (bio) Diversidad” por David Casasús (EFE)
  • “Conoce a Jorge Luis Martínez Patinador que se Declaró Abiertamente Gay” (Quién)
  • “Latinxs Cuentan Qué Es Ser Latinx” (BBC Mundo)
  • “Santuario, el Inesperado Refugio de Indígenas Trans en Colombia” por Alejandro Millán Valencia (BBC Mundo)
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Mika to Perform, Fortune Feimster to Host GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles
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Hailee Steinfeld, Olivia Wilde, "Schitt’s Creek" cast, Elvis Duran, Ryan O’Connell, Amandla Stenberg, Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen & Eureka O’Hara also confirmed for April 16 ceremony.
 

Even with an already star-studded lineup, the 31st GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles are ready to bring even more queer stars to the stage.

 

On Thursday (March 5), GLAAD announced exclusively to Billboard that pop singer Mika, who is nominated for outstanding music artist at the event, will take the stage during the ceremony to deliver a special performance. Joining Mika is comedian Fortune Feimster, who will serve as the evening's host. The Los Angeles ceremony is also boasting appearances from stars including Lil Nas X, Hailee Steinfeld, Olivia Wilde, the cast of Schitt’s Creek, Elvis Duran, Ryan O’Connell, Amandla Stenberg, Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara.

 

Also at the LA ceremony, pop superstar Taylor Swift is set to receive the Vanguard Award for her activism on behalf of the LGBTQ community, while director, producer and writer Janet Mock will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for her continued work in representing the LGBTQ community onscreen.

 

The 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on April 16. Check out tickets here.

 

 

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The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles:

 

MIKA to Perform, Fortune Feimster to Host, with Special Guests Lil Nas X, Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld, Dan Levy and more

 

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March 5, 2020
 
Out recording artist and singer-songwriter MIKA rose to fame with the release of his hit single, “Grace Kelly” in 2007.
The single was featured on his debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion, which went straight to #1 in the UK and 11 other countries, going on to sell over seven million copies worldwide.
Since his debut, MIKA has released three other platinum-selling albums, including The Boy Who Knew Too Much, The Origin of Love, and No Place In Heaven. In addition, MIKA has not only won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, but he has also been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards.
MIKA’s 2019 album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, earned him a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Music Artist this year.
 

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards will take place in New York at the Hilton Midtown on Thursday,

March 19 and in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 16.

 

GLAAD previously announced over 175 nominees in 30 categories for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

 

GLAAD also announced Special Recognition honors for Netflix’s Special and for pioneering LGBTQ journalists Karen Ocamb and Mark Segal.

For a full list of nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, click here.

 

To purchase tickets for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, please visit https://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/31/tickets.

 
 
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Outstanding Music Artist

  • Adam Lambert, Velvet: Side A (More is More/Empire)
  • Brittany Howard, Jaime (ATO)
  • Kevin Abstract, ARIZONA BABY (Question Everything/RCA)
  • Kim Petras, Clarity (Bunhead)
  • King Princess, Cheap Queen (Zelig/Columbia Records)
  • Lil Nas X, 7 (Columbia)
  • Melissa Etheridge, The Medicine Show (ME Records/Concord)
  • Mika, My Name Is Michael Holbrook (Casablanca/Republic Records)
  • Tegan and Sara, Hey, I'm Just Like You (Sire)
  • Young M.A, Herstory in the Making (M.A Music/3D

 

I hope he'll win, but it's a big competition with names like Adam Lambert and Melissa Etheridge. Fingers crossed! :crossed:

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Adam Lambert

 

Adam will perform at the GLAAD awards in NYC on March 19th.

 

 

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yeees it's wonderful my lovely man!!! good pround of you !!! kisses for you Mika you're the best!!!!:huglove::winner_first_h4h::hug::cheer::mikadas: it's amazing love this album forever!!! Good Mika so happy for you

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Looks like this event has been cancelled too :sad:

 

Not sure if they will announce the award winners anyway, or if they will try to reschedule the whole event for later in the year :dunno:

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32 minutes ago, silver said:

Looks like this event has been cancelled too :sad:

 

Not sure if they will announce the award winners anyway, or if they will try to reschedule the whole event for later in the year :dunno:

 ''the #GLAADawards will no longer take place on March 19th in New York City'', but I didn't find anything about the LA edition on April 16th, when Mika is suposed to perform

 

 

 

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  • March 11, 2020

Update on next week's 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City

 

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today that the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York will no longer occur next week following new guidance from the New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo around COVID-19. The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta, Gilead, Hyundai, and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka.

 

GLAAD’s Rich Ferraro, Chief Communications Officer and an Executive Producer of the GLAAD Media Awards, issued the following statement:

“Given GLAAD’s long-standing commitment to the safety of our members, sponsors, and guests, the GLAAD Media Awards will no longer take place on March 19th in New York City. The team at GLAAD has been in communication with the City of New York and is following the latest recommendations from Governor Cuomo. We were planning to unveil a historic get-out-the-vote campaign at the event because everything is at stake for LGBTQ Americans this election year, and are hopeful that the program and GLAAD’s ongoing work to fight against anti-LGBTQ discrimination will continue to be supported and funded. Since the event is canceled, our advocacy work will experience a loss of funding and we encourage community members and allies to consider becoming a GLAAD member to ensure this work continues. Join here

We are beyond proud to honor Ryan Murphy and Judith Light, two trailblazing beacons of LGBTQ advocacy and inclusion, and we will ensure their game-changing work is rightfully recognized at another time. We are so thankful to our host Lilly Singh, performers Adam Lambert and Ben Platt, and all of the LGBTQ people who were working hard to ensure our stage show would once again send much-needed messages of LGBTQ acceptance around the globe. 

 

We will be in touch with nominees shortly with plans for how award categories scheduled for the New York show will be announced, acknowledging that a GLAAD Media Award nomination or win can raise the bar for LGBTQ representation and serve as a catalyst for media executives to greenlight additional LGBTQ projects. 

We are speaking with public health officials in Los Angeles about next month’s GLAAD Media Awards dinner and stage show.

We will provide an update regarding that event in coming weeks.” 

 

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally. At the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2019, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, Andy Cohen, Madonna, and the casts of Pose and Queer Eye were among award recipients and honorees. 

GLAAD previously announced over 175 nominees in 30 categories for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Full list available here: https://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/31/nominees.

 

GLAAD also announced Special Recognition honors for Netflix’s Special and for pioneering LGBTQ journalists Karen Ocamb and Mark Segal.

 

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Update on the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles

 

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  • March 16, 2020

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today that the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles will no longer take place on Thursday, April 16.

GLAAD is working to reschedule the event to later in the year. GLAAD previously canceled the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City which were scheduled for March 19. The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta, Gilead, Hyundai, and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka.

 

GLAAD’s Rich Ferraro, Chief Communications Officer and an Executive Producer of the GLAAD Media Awards, issued the following statement:

“In accordance with guidelines put in place by Governor Gavin Newsom, the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles are no longer taking place in April and we are working to reschedule the event to the fall.

 

With the GLAAD Media Awards and some LGBTQ Pride celebrations being canceled or postponed, it is so crucial that our community supports one another during this time. We look forward to hosting an event later this year to celebrate the community, especially as we head into one of the most important elections in this nation’s history.

GLAAD is proud to honor the work and advocacy efforts of Janet Mock and Taylor Swift at this year’s Los Angeles ceremony. They have made incredible strides for LGBTQ acceptance, and we look forward to celebrating their trailblazing work later this year.”

 

Last week, GLAAD joined over 100 LGBTQ organizations in an open letter calling on U.S. public health officials and media to address the heightened vulnerability of LGBTQ people to COVID-19: https://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad-joins-over-100-lgbtq-organizations-open-letter-calling-us-public-health-officials

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally. At the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2019, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, Andy Cohen, Madonna, and the casts of Pose and Queer Eye were among award recipients and honorees.

 

GLAAD previously announced over 175 nominees in 30 categories for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Full list available here: https://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/31/nominees.

GLAAD also announced Special Recognition honors for Netflix’s Special and for pioneering LGBTQ journalists Karen Ocamb and Mark Segal.

 

 

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  • March 16, 2020 1:06PM PT

Coronavirus: GLAAD to Lose $2 Million in Wake of Media Awards Cancellations

Marc Malkin
 

GLAAD could be looking at a loss of $2 million because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The LGBTQ media watchdog group announced Monday that its upcoming Media Awards Gala in Los Angeles on April 16 has been canceled. The group is hoping to reschedule for the fall, but it’s still unclear if that will be possible.

 

The announcement comes just five days after organization announced the cancellation of the Media Awards in New York on March 19.

“This is a $2 million implication to our bottom line,” GLAAD’s president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis tells Variety. “They are our biggest fundraising events and they help support a lot of our programming.”

 

Taylor Swift was to be honored in Los Angeles along with Janet Mock. In New York, the honorees included Ryan Murphy and Judith Light. More than 1,000 guests were expected in Los Angeles and another 800 in New York.

 

Fortunately, Ellis reports, many of the corporate sponsors — including pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, Hyundai, Bud Light and Ketel One — as well as individual donors have agreed not to pull their financial commitments.

 

“We called them individually and the majority of them without even having to ask offered and said they would turn it into a donation. It is amazing. It is phenomenal,” Ellis said. “Same with our major ticket buyers. These are expensive tickets and we said, ‘Instead of being a ticket buyer, we’d love to turn into one of our major donors.’ Over 90% of them said, ‘Yes, please.’”

 

Korab Zuka, vice president of public affairs at Gilead Sciences, tells Variety, “Our grantees and partners are on the front lines of the world’s toughest public health problems. We are doing everything we can to stand with and support the incredible work GLAAD is doing through these uncertain times. Together, we will weather this crisis and our community will be stronger and more resilient as a result.”

 

“Ketel One Vodka has been a proud supporter of the GLAAD Media Awards for ten consecutive years, standing by them to spread the message of LGBTQ inclusivity,” said Jim Ruane, vice president of Reserve Vodka at Diageo. “We support the decision of GLAAD to postpone or cancel events at this time. We will remain committed to our trusted partners, will follow their guidance on when activities can safely resume and we will continue to stand by the community.”

 

Even so, GLAAD expected to raise about $500,000 during the galas from multiple activations, including the silent and live auctions. There was also still money to be had from last-minute ticket and table buys.

 

“We were thinking of maybe putting the auctions online but a lot of these auctions are trips,” Ellis said. “No one’s head is there right now. It seems bizarre to put up a cruise. You’d be laughed right off the internet.”

 

For now, GLAAD staff is working from home. Its GLAAD Media Institute will continue its work, media-training local activists and advocates, especially during the 2020 election cycle.

 

“There are bad bills popping up everywhere and we can go in anywhere virtually and train the activists and advocates on the ground to talk about it and help fight back on these bills,” Ellis said.

 

Ellis also mentioned that the institute is available to creatives and writers who are working on scripts and projects at home while their current productions are on hold to help them “incorporate LGBTQ storylines as they’re writing away.”

 

GLAAD certainly isn’t the only not-for-profit taking a hit because of fundraiser cancellations.

“They’re grabbing dates in October and later as soon as possible because there aren’t that many nights available,” a leading Hollywood event publicist tells Variety. “There also aren’t that many spaces that are large enough to handle these benefits [in Los Angeles]. It’s like a big game of chess moving everything around.”

 

Charities are also losing some — if not all — of their deposits, especially if postponement means relocating the event to another venue.

In the end, it’s all a big unknown, as there are too many factors still up in the air to make any concrete decisions. “A lot of the fundraisers attract an older crowd so we don’t know if they’ll be keen to attend big events,” the publicist said. “Also, if the stock market takes a big hit, there are going to be donors who may be reluctant to spend as much money on tickets as they used to.”

 

Looking forward, it’s not hard for this publicist to imagine that when events do return, red carpets may not be as elaborate as they once were. “I don’t think it would be forever, but we are thinking about how are we going to make people feel safe and comfortable,” the publicist said. “Maybe there will be less media on the carpets or not as many photographers or even inside the events, maybe it will be a smaller number of guests. How often are we in a ballroom and the tables are so close to each other with as many people crammed around those tables as possible? I don’t think that’s going to fly now.”

 

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31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards
 
STREAM LIVE on
JULY 30 : 5PM ( PT ) 8PM ( ET )
 
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For the first time ever, the GLAAD Media Awards will be held as a virtual ceremony, hosted by Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere, with a special performance by Chloe x Halle!

 

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.

Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally. Click here for a full list of nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

 

Visibility of LGBTQ people has always mattered and this year it’s more important than ever. LGBTQ people – especially youth – are now forced to isolate in homes and spaces that might not be affirming. As a result, LBGTQ media images are even more of a lifeline for LGBTQ people.

The GLAAD Media Awards have always raised the bar for LGBTQ inclusion in media, and this year we will raise the bar once more with a first-of-its-kind virtual awards event. Stay tuned to see even more of what we have up our sleeves for what is sure to be an evening to remember.

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31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

 

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally.

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, P&G, and Wells Fargo. For more information, visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards and follow @glaad and #GLAADAwards

Hosts
Fortune Feimster & Gina Yashere

 

Special Performance by
Chloe X Halle

 

Special Guests
Cara Delevingne
Kaitlyn Dever
Sonya Deville
Beanie Feldstein
Jonica T. Gibbs
Dan Levy
Rachel Maddow
Brian Michael Smith
Lil Nas X
Ryan O’Connell
Dolly Parton
Peppermint
The Cast and Producers of Pose
Geena Rocero
Angelica Ross
Benito Skinner
Brian Michael Smith
Dwyane Wads & Gabrielle Union
Lena Waithe
Olivia Wilde
Raquel Willis
And more!

 
 

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