The 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Thursday evening, March 30. A night of celebration for many in the LGBTQIA+ community; Other than a quick speech about the importance of transgender partners (especially in this political climate), the annual GLAAD Awards missed a sign in real society, with many trans-media specifically snubbing entertainment that focused on cis queer voices. But the singer and the actress Christina Aguilera Knocking out of the park.
The GLAAD Media Awards annually honors “fair, accurate and inclusive representation of LGBTQ individuals and issues.” Hosted by mime and actress Margaret Cho, the March parade revealed the winners of 15 of this year’s 33 categories. The remaining winners of the selected categories will be announced at the annual GLAAD ceremony in New York on Saturday, May 13, televised. What do we do in the shadows?, His covenant, White Lotusand film bros among the recipients in the evening.
GLAAD presented the following awards in six categories onstage:
- His covenant received the award for Outstanding New TV Series, presented by Joel Kim Booster and Ts Madison
- What do we do in the Shadows? received an award for Outstanding Comedy Series, presented by Raven-Symon and Isis King
- 9-1-1 Stand Aloner received the award for Outstanding Drama Series, presented by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
- bros received the award for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, presented by guest Margaret Cho and Liz Jenkins, Chair of GLAAD’s Board of Directors
- Condens Agnes It received an award for Outstanding Documentary, presented by Vanessa Williams and Michelle Visage
- Fletcher received the award for Outstanding Music Artist, presented by Lance Bass and Trace Lysette
“Last night’s major award winners included Christina Aguilera, who received the Advocate for Change Award, inducted by Club Q survivor Michael Anderson, who received the Vanguard Award, presented by Ricky Martin, Michael Anderson, who received the Vanguard Award, and Jeremy Pope, who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Presented to Gabrielle Union,” he announced Deadlinewhose reporter was present at the presentation on Thursday.
Accepting her sentence, Aguilera said in part, “I have a big problem with injustice, especially towards the trans community which is so difficult. So I always hoped that I could use my music to speak for others who didn’t have a voice. That’s why I’m so grateful to GLAAD for this award, and for your work to make the LGBTQ community heard.”
On the following day of March Visibility across the day, Aguilera posted on social media that the real hero is not him but the survivors of the shooting Club Q who awarded him. The singer wrote on Instagram, “On #TransDayofVisibility we celebrate the invaluable contributions of everyone in the transgender community. As someone who believes in equality and inclusion for all, I am very grateful to GLAAD for amplifying the voices of those who are often marginalized. .
She continues, “Michael, your words of inspiration mean the world to me, but I have to say that you are the true embodiment of courage. To have the strength to endure and then act to make a change is nothing short of heroic.”
The winners of the remaining categories of the Glaad Awards will be announced at a ceremony in New York in May. However, the full list of winners, including those who were presented on stage on Thursday, is now available. See below:
New TV Series: His covenant (First Video)
Highlights of the Drama Series: 9-1-1; stand aloner*
Highlights of the Comedy Series: What do we do in the shadows? (FX)
Presenting the film – Wide Release: bros (Universal Pictures)
Excellent documentaries: Condens Agnes (Kino Lorberg)
Presenting the film – Limited Release: Inspection (A24)
Music Artist: Fletcher My Dream Girl (Capitol Records)
Limited or Anthology Series: Available: White Lotus (HBO MAX)
Excellent comic book: bad goingG. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara, Atagun Ilhan, Brian Level, Stefano Gaudiano, Jay Leisten, Arif Prianto, Ivan Plascencia, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (DC Comics)
Original Graphic Novel / Anthology: Young people in love (From the Blue Wave World)
Outstanding Children’s Programming: “Adoptasaurus King” Dino Ranch (Disney Junior)
High Magazine Super Coverage: Advocate
Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series: The Spookies (HBO)
Most Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Show: “Vico Ortiz” The first impact (Univision)
Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media: Los Angeles Blade and Washington Blade
Special review: Alejandra Caraballo
Special review: Drag History Hour
Special review: Rothaniel (HBO)
Special recognition: #Letters4TransKids
Special recognition: Bar Lesbian Project
Special Review (Spanish-Language): “En Sus Palabras” (Univision)
The official awards company Glaad, streaming Hulu, will host the event in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.