Nominees for the GLAAD Media Awards have been announced and this year there is a new category in the competition: Outstanding Podcast. Ten podcasts have been nominated to receive the honor which recognizes media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives. The nominees include:
The Bald and the Beautiful with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo (Studio71)
In The Deep: Stories that Shape Us (iHeartMedia)
Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang (iHeartMedia/Big Money Players)
Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson (ABC News)
LGBTQ&A (Jeffrey Masters, The Advocate)
Sibling Rivalry (Studio71)
TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones (TransLash Media)
V Interesting (Lemonada Media)
Yass Jesus! (Daniel Franzese Entertainment)
“With violence, harmful legislation, false rhetoric and other attacks on the LGBTQ community continuing to escalate, it’s more crucial than ever that our community remains visible and included in the stories that the world sees in film, television, music, journalism, and other forms of media,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “This year we have more nominees than ever before to represent immensely impactful projects that entertain, educate, and grow acceptance of LGBTQ people. From new stories that debunk lies about transgender youth to kids and family programming which allows all families to be represented, this year’s nominated media images are beloved by audiences and are creating real change.”
This year, GLAAD announced 295 nominees across 33 categories including another new category: Outstanding Live TV Journalism--Segment or Special. All nominees were published, released, or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2022. Now in its 34th outing, the GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on March 30 and in New York on May 13.
See a list of all the nominees HERE.