'Noah's Arc,' 'Out' and More Win GLAAD Media Special Recognition Awards
Here Are the Winners of the GLAAD Media Special Recognition Awards
Today Out is proud to exclusively announce the winners of the 32nd Annual GLAAD Awards Special Recognition.
GLAAD Media Awards Special Recognition awards exist to celebrate media projects that don't fit neatly into the general categories. This year's honorees include Rain Valdez, Kevin Spiritas, Justin Tranter, and Steven Clay Hunter.
"From podcasts to music to short films and series, the recipients of Special Recognition at the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards represent a wide range of dynamic media projects that should tell Hollywood and the broader media industry that audiences are demanding for more LGBTQ stories," GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "During a year filled with unique and unprecedented challenges, these projects put a spotlight on diverse segments of the LGBTQ community in innovative ways, ultimately helping to inspire, uplift, and raise the bar for LGBTQ representation in media."
Check out all of the winners and the acceptance speeches below.
Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles
The 2020 reunion special of the groundbreaking and iconic Black television show Noah's Arc followed the original character's lives 10 years later in the middle of a global pandemic and social justice movement.
Darryl Stephens accepted the award.
Out, written and directed by Steven Clay Hunter, is a Pixar animated short that debuted on Disney+ and is the first animated short film about LGBTQ+ characters from the studio.
Hunter accepted the award on behalf of the short.
Deadline's New Hollywood Podcast
Deadline's New Hollywood Podcast, hosted by Amanda N'Duka and Dino-Ray Ramos features members of the entertainment industry discussing the changing landscape of Hollywood and the importance of growing diversity and inclusion, including LGBTQ+ representation.
This is a song by Latin Grammy winning artist Jesse & Joy that calls attention to the horrors of conversion therapy. Joy is a lesbian, and the video features other LGBTQ+ Mexican celebrities.
The award was accepted by Jesse Huerta.
Razor Tongue is a romantic comedy web series on YouTube starring and independently produced by Filipina trans actress, writer, and producer Rain Valdez. She was also recently nominated for her first Primetime Emmy for "Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for the role.
Valdez accepted her award for the series.
This short-form series on Amazon Prime about a group of gay friends as they navigate through a journey of love, loss, and moving on, has won six Daytime Emmys.