Beginning in 1990, the GLAAD awards has increased in prominence in the quarter of a century since its inception. Since its humble beginning the rise of queer media has exploded exponentially and continues to shift its way to mainstream media.
Now the majority of shows features at least one LGBT character, and certain series’ cater specifically to the gay community. No longer operating under the constrictions of Hays Code, Hollywoods gay cinema has grown steadily since the first awards show until today where we have actual options to honour!
OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
Carol – OUR PICK!
The Danish Girl
OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Boy Meets Girl
Tangerine – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
How to Get Away with Murder
Sense8 – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Grace and Frankie
Master of None
Orange Is the New Black
Please Like Me – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Gender” The Carmichael Show
“Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell” Black-ish – OUR PICK!
“The Prince of Nucleotides” Royal Pains
“Rock-a-Bye-Baby” NCIS New Orleans
“We Build, We Fight” NCIS
OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Cucumber – OUR PICK!
Tab Hunter Confidential
Tig – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
I Am Cait – OUR PICK!
I Am Jazz
New Girls on the Block
The Prancing Elites Project
OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
The Bold and The Beautiful – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
Adam Lambert, The Original High
Le1f, Riot Boi
Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Angela: Queen of Hel, written by Marguerite Bennett
Harley Quinn, written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson,
Shanonn Watters, Kat Leyh
Midnighter, written by Steve Orlando – OUR PICK!
The Wicked + Divine, written by Kieron Gillen
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Alison Bechdel” Late Night with Seth Meyers
“Aydian Dowling” The Ellen DeGeneres Show
“Janet Mock” Super Soul Sunday
“Jazz Jennings” The Meredith Vieira Show
“Transgender Rights” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Bruce Jenner: The Interview” – OUR PICK!
“The Courage Game”
“Dividing The United Methodist Church” To The Contrary”
“Showdown in Indiana: The Battle Over Religious Rights”
“True Life: I’m Genderqueer”
OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Interview with Jim Obergefell” Anderson Cooper 360 – OUR PICK!
“Mary Bonauto on Her SCOTUS Victory” The Rachel Maddow Show
“Nicholas Coppola: Gay & Catholic” America Tonight
“Pushing for Equality for Transgender People” Melissa Harris-Perry
“Toddler Plays Role in Marriage Equality Case” MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts
OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“Cold Case: The Murders of Cosby and Jackson” by Dianna Wray
“Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand” by Laurie Goodstein
“Meet Dr. Levine, The State’s Top Doc” by Michael A. Fuoco
“Navy’s First Openly Gay SEAL Builds His Life Anew” by David Zucchino
“Transgender Today” [series] – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
“Behind Brazil’s Gay Pride Parades, a Struggle with Homophobic Violence” by Oscar Lopez
“The First Black Trans Model Had Her Face on a Box of Clairol” by Jada Yuan and Aaron Wong
“Gus Kenworthy’s Next Bold Move” by Alyssa Roenigk – OUR PICK!
“Just Your Average (Transgender) Teen” by Andrea Stanley
“Pride & Prejudice” by Linda Villarosa
OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
The Advocate – OUR PICK!
OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
“The Faces of Transgender Teen America” by David Yi – OUR PICK!
“How the Killing of a Trans Filipina Woman Ignited an International Incident” by Meredith Talusan )
“The Ky Peterson Saga” [series] by Mitch Kellaway and Sunnivie Brydum
“This Is What It’s Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your Life” by J. Lester Feder
“This Tiny Clinic is Fighting for Trans Patients Illegally Denied Medical Care” by Jennifer Swann
OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA
“Freed Trans Woman Ashley Diamond On Life Behind Bars In Men’s Prison” HuffPost Live
“Holler if You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church” by Clay Cane
“Queerness On The Front Lines Of #BlackLivesMatter” MSNBC Originals
“Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution” Vice Reports – OUR PICK!
“Transgender, at War and in Love” by Fiona Dawson
Beautiful As I Want To Be (Logotv.com)
This is Me (Amazon Instant Video) – OUR PICK!