Out and The Advocate were winners when the 2019 GLAAD Media Award were announced earlier this evening. Former Out executive editor Raquel Willis won in the category of Outstanding Magazine Article for ‘The Trans Obituaries Project.’ The project appeared as a part of our 2019 Out100 and was a three-part package that not only honored the Black trans women we lost, but marked out a path forward. The Advocate won in the category of Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage.
The awards were announced during a virtual ceremony that streamed live on the group’s Facebook and YouTube. For those who missed it, the event can be seen again Monday, August 3, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on Logo TV.
In other awards, Pose won for Outstanding Drama Series while Schitt’s Creek won for Outstanding Comedy Series. The film Booksmart won for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, and Transparent: Musicale Finale was selected as the Outstanding TV Movie. Lil Nas X was recognized as the Outstanding Music Artist.
The ceremonies were hosted by comedians Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere, and featured special performances from Chloe x Halle, Shea Diamond, and Ben Platt.
The original in-person ceremony, split between fundraisers in New York and Los Angeles, was canceled earlier this year due to the health crisis; Taylor Swift and Janet Mock had been the buzzed-about planned celebrity honorees.
The virtual awards event included appearances by a slew of celebs like Kandi Burruss, Cara Delevingne, Beanie Feldstein, Jennifer Garner, Theo Germaine, Dan Levy, Demi Lovato, Rachel Maddow, Lil Nas X, Ryan O’Connell, Dolly Parton, Angelica Ross, Lilly Singh, Darryl Stephens, Charli XCX, Raquel Willis and many more.
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis noted the importance of recognizing LGBTQ+ contributions during this period of increased rhetoric and divisiveness.
“During this era of political and cultural division, LGBTQ images in media are crucial in accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community and countering the dangerous rise in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric,” Ellis said in a statement. “This year’s award recipients, including Pose and Schitt’s Creek, continue to bring necessary mainstream visibility to diverse voices within the LGBTQ community, ultimately raising the bar for LGBTQ inclusion and representation in media.”
A complete list of winners is below.
Outstanding Film - Wide Release: Booksmart (United Artists Releasing)
Outstanding Film - Limited Release: Rafiki (Film Movement)
Outstanding Drama Series: Pose (FX)
Outstanding Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character): "Two Doors Down" Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (Netflix)
Outstanding TV Movie: Transparent: Musicale Finale (Amazon)
Outstanding Limited Series: Tales of the City (Netflix)
Outstanding Documentary: State of Pride (YouTube)
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming [TIE]: The Bravest Knight (Hulu) and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)
Outstanding Reality Program: Are You the One? (MTV)
Outstanding Music Artist: Lil Nas X, 7 (Columbia)
Outstanding Comic Book: 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)
Outstanding Video Game: The Outer Worlds (Private Division)
Outstanding Broadway Production: The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode: “Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She's An Onion With All Sorts of Layers” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Am I Next? Trans and Targeted” Nightline (ABC)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “One-on-One with Mayor Pete Buttigieg” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Military Reports No Discharges Under Trans Ban — But Advocates Have Doubts” by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
Outstanding Magazine Article: “The Trans Obituaries Project” by Raquel Willis (Out)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens” by Scott Bixby (TheDailyBeast.com)
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia: “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: My Fabulous Disease
Special Recognition: Special (Netflix)
Special Recognition: Karen Ocamb, former news editor, Los Angeles Blade
Special Recognition: Mark Segal, founder and publisher, Philadelphia Gay News
Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series: El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism – Newsmagazine [TIE]: “Después de Stonewall” (CNN en Español) and “Orgullo” Despierta América (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Interview: “Cómo y Cuándo Salir del Clóset” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism Segment: “Amor Sin Condición” Noticiero Univision 33 (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Journalism Article: “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)