The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards honor TV, film, music and personalities for representing the LGBT community and the issues they face in their lives in a fair and accurate way. The first awards ceremony was conducted in 1989 and now, 25 years later, they’re stronger than ever.
The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards presented awards to winners in 13 of 29 announced categories, including “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez, who was given the Vanguard Award. The award is presented to people in the entertainment industry who promote equal rights for the LGBT community.
You can view a full winners list below. The rest of the awards will be presented in New York on May 3.
Stephen F. Kolzak Award
Laverne Cox, star of “Orange is the New Black”
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series
“Behind the Candelabra”
Outstanding Reality Program
“Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce”
Outstanding Daily Drama
“Days of Our Lives”
“Call Me Kuch” (tie)
International Advocate for Change Award
Manny de Guerre, founder of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia
Outstanding Newspaper Article
“LGBTQ in the Capital”
Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia
“We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda”
Outstanding Music Artist
Tegan and Sara, “Heartthrob”
Outstanding Comic Book
“Young Avengers,” written by Kieron Gillen