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 Beyoncé.
GLAAD announced earlier this year that Bohemian Rhapsody had been pulled from contention in the outstanding film category after The Atlantic released 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 Beyoncé 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: Beyoncé 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 América (Univision)
Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish-Language): "Así pinta la televisión hispana a los personajes LGBTQ, una representación preocupante" por Daniel Shoer Roth (ElNuevoHerald.com)
Special Recognition: Nanette
Special Recognition: TransMilitary
Special Recognition (Spanish-Language): House of Mamis