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Dan Levy, Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X to Appear at GLAAD Media Awards

Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, and Dan Levy

The event is going virtual this year.

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Looks like the GLAAD Media Awards are moving forward come hell or virtual streaming! The organization today announced that this year's event, set to air on July 30 at 8 p.m. ET, will occur virtually. And as always, there's quite the lineup of celebrities already on board.

After previously announcing 175 nominees across 30 categories, the awards will boast a performance by Chloe X Halle, while Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere will perform as hosts. Among the other names to appear: Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Dan Levy, Ryan O'Connell, Angelica Ross, Peppermint, Brian Michael Smith, Olivia Wilde, Lena Waithe, Beanie Feldstein, Cara Delevingne and more. Yep, a full house.

The show will air on GLAAD's Facebook and YouTube first, before a re-run will air on Logo on August 3.

"Among this year's nominees are a wide range of stories and narratives about LGBTQ people of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and other identities that demonstrate the power of inclusion and diversity in fostering positive cultural change," GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "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."

This event comes in place of the now canceled galas in New York and Los Angeles. Those events were abandoned as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, costing the media watchdog group $2 million. The events are the organization's largest fundraisers and were set to honor Taylor Swift, Ryan Murphy, Judith Light, Janet Mock, and boast Lilly Singh as host.

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Mikelle Street

Mikelle is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial and social across Out, The Advocate, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. After starting as a freelancer for Out in 2013, he joined the staff as Senior Editor working across print and digital in 2018. In early 2021 he became Out's digital director, marking a pivot to content that centered queer and trans stories and figures, exclusively. In September 2021, he was promoted to editorial director of PrideMedia. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Miss Fame, Nyle DiMarco, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.

Mikelle is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial and social across Out, The Advocate, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. After starting as a freelancer for Out in 2013, he joined the staff as Senior Editor working across print and digital in 2018. In early 2021 he became Out's digital director, marking a pivot to content that centered queer and trans stories and figures, exclusively. In September 2021, he was promoted to editorial director of PrideMedia. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Miss Fame, Nyle DiMarco, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.