GLAAD Media Award Winners

The recipients of the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced Saturday night in New York. The awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. The winnners are:

• Vito Russo Award: Thomas Roberts (presented by Lynda Carter)

• Excellence in Media Award: Kelly Ripa (presented by Anderson Cooper)

• Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Pepe Julian Onziema” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) [accepted by: Ugandan transgender activist Pepe Julian Onziema who accepted on behalf of the show]

• Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Fired for Being Gay?” MSNBC Live (MSNBC) [accepted by: MSNBC reporter Craig Melvin, and by Latta, S.C. Police Chief Crystal Moore]

• Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Sports Illustrated [accepted by: Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Chris Stone]

• Outstanding Film – Limited Release: Lilting (Strand Releasing)

• Outstanding Documentary: L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime)

• Outstanding Reality Program: R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One)

• Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: “Coming Out” Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)

• Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Longtime Utah LGBT Advocates Recount Brutal History” by Erin Alberty (Salt Lake City Tribune)

• Outstanding Magazine Article: “The Transgender Tipping Point” by Katy Steinmetz (Time)

• Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “Why did the U.S. Lock Up These Women with Men?” by Cristina Costantini, Jorge Rivas, Kristofer Ríos (


• Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: TIE: “Felipe Najera abre su corazón” Primer Impacto (Univision) and “Orlando Cruz habla de su vida” Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)

• Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “La historia de una [mujer] transexual” Café CNN (CNN en Español)

• Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Mamá, soy homosexual dijo Ricardo; su familia no entendió y lo corrió de su casa” by Selene Rivera (Hoy Los Angeles)

• Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Identidades invisibles” [serie] by Marcos Billy Guzmán (

• Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “¿Que es ENDA?” by Cary Tabares (

GLAAD previously announced that it was acknowledging BioWare’s video game “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and the song “Era Diferente” by Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte with Special Recognition Awards.

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