Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards

GLAAD Awards Quick Facts - US

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2021 DateApril 8, 2021
GLAAD Awards

GLAAD Awards History

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards seek to recognize and honor the media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. GLAAD Media Awards also recognize categories like theater, music, and journalism. The selection process involves four criteria: fair, accurate, and inclusive representation, boldness and originality, cultural impact, and overall quality. Results are certified by a review panel.

The GLAAD Media Awards were first held in 1990. They are observed annually in late March.

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GLAAD Awards Facts & Quotes

  • The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards took place on April 8th, 2021 on Youtube. It was hosted by Niecy Nash.
  • The criteria for evaluating potential award nominees are:
    1) Fair, accurate, and inclusive LGBTQ representations
    2) Boldness and originality of the content
    3) Impact of the media project
    4) Overall quality of the project
  • In 2021, the GLAAD Awards honored recipients in several competitve categories:
    1) Outstanding Music Artist - Sam Smith
    2) Outstanding Documentary - Disclosure
    3) Outstanding Comedy Series - Schitt's Creek
    4) Outstanding Drama Series - Star Trek: Discovery
  • 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 - GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

GLAAD Awards Top Events and Things to Do

  • Watch the 32nd GlAAD Media Awards.
  • Donate to a reputable charity or organization that helps promote tolerance and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Some examples include The Trevor Project, Center for Black Equity, and OutRight Action International.
  • Watch one of the awarded TV shows or movies. Here are our suggestions:
    Happiest Season (2020)
    Schitt's Creek
    Uncle Frank (2020)

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