All You Need To Know About The GLAAD Media Awards; Check Out Winners For This Year

BY Dora Abena Dzaka May 21, 2024 6:47 AM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook @GLAAD

GLAAD Media Awards was launched in 2022 by GLAAD’s Communities of Colour and Media Department. The aim was to amplify black queer voices and representation in entertainment and media.

This annual awards started as just an intimate dinner dedicated to honoring black queer storytelling. 

By celebrating Black LGBTQ nominees, the annual awards recognize the work and significant contributions to the Black LGBTQ+ community.

Again, due to overwhelming support and enthusiasm from the community, the event has since expanded beyond its original vision.

The growth of the award is a testament to the community’s desire for more inclusive and representative media.

Looking ahead, GLAAD plans to continue as a commitment to the community, celebrating the richness and diversity of black queer stories. 

As the awards grow, it remains a vibrant showcase of talent and resilience, reinforcing the importance of representation and inclusion in media.

This year’s celebration which took place on March 14, featured an array of influential Black LGBTQ figures, highlighting their impactful stories and achievements.

The evening was not just a celebration, but also a reminder of the progress that has been made and the work that still needs to be done to achieve true equality and representation.

Attendees also enjoyed performances by members of GLAAD’s second Equity in Media and Entertainment Initiative (EMEI) cohort. 

The performances showcased the incredible talent within the black LGBTQ community and emphasized the importance of diverse representation in the media.

In addition to the various performances, the evening featured heartfelt speeches and presentations from award recipients.

Check out the winners for this year:

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode:

Winner – “Jennifer Hudson Surprises HIV Activist with $10,000” The Jennifer Hudson Show (syndicated)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment:

Winner – “New York City Gay Bar Deaths Classified as Homicides” (NBC News Now)

Outstanding TV Journalism Long-Form

Winner – “Our America: Who I’m Meant to Be” (ABC Owned Television Stations)

Outstanding Live TV Journalism Segment or Special

Winner – “Indiana Students Put on LGBTQ-Themed Play Themselves After It’s Cancelled By the School” Yasmin Vossoughian Reports (MSNBC).

Outstanding Print Article

Winner – “As Drag Bans Proliferate, Maren Morris Goes Deep With Drag’s Biggest Stars on Why the Show Must Go On” by Stephen Daw (Billboard)

Outstanding Online Journalism Article

Winner – “The AP Interview: Pope Francis Says Homosexuality Is Not a Crime” by Nicole Winifield (AP.com)

Outstanding Online Journalism Video or Multimedia

Winner – “7 Remarkable Trans Elders Share Lessons for the Next Generation” (them.us)

Outstanding Blog

Winner – Erin in the Morning