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Here are This Year’s GLAAD Media Award Winners

GLAAD Media Awards

This is 2018's best in LGBTQ+ representation. 

Every year, LGBTQ+ media advocacy organization GLAAD honors inclsuive media that represents queer and trans people fairly and accurately. This year, the awardees include movies like the hit romantic comedy Love, Simon, the Netflix makeover show Queer Eye and the Queen herself Beyonce.

GLAAD announced earlier this year that Bohemian Rhapsody had been pulled from contention in the outstanding film category after The Atlanticreleased a report detailing multiple allegations of sexual assault against its former director Bryan Singer.

"This week's story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded," GLAAD said in a statement to Variety.

GLAAD previously announced that icons Beyonce and JAY-Z would be honored at the ceremony for their work accelerating LGBTQ+ acceptance. For their work, they will get the Vanguard Award, which celebrates allies who have done important work for queer equality. In the past, the award has gone to Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Cher, Janet Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Britney Spears.

This year is the first time the GLAAD Media Awards has honored LGBTQ+-inclusive video games.

Below is a full list of honorees at this year's awards:

Vanguard Award: Beyonce and JAY-Z

Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Sean Hayes

Outstanding Film - Wide Release: Love, Simon

Outstanding Comedy Series: Vida

Outstanding Reality Program: Queer Eye

Outstanding Documentary: Believer

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character): "Someplace Other Than Here," The Guest Book

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming: Steven Universe

Outstanding Video Game: The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset

Outstanding Comic Book: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Outstanding Magazine Article: "Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?" by Nate Blakeslee (Texas Monthly)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Variety

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine (Spanish-Language): "Entrevista con Luis Sandoval para National Coming Out Day" Despierta America (Univision)

Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish-Language): "Asi pinta la television hispana a los personajes LGBTQ, una representacion preocupante" por Daniel Shoer Roth (

Special Recognition: Nanette

Special Recognition: TransMilitary

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language): House of Mamis

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