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Pose, Lil Nas X, Power Rangers, and More Win GLAAD Awards

Pose, Lil Nas X, Power Rangers, and More Win GLAAD Awards

Judith Light and Wilson Cruz
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Judith Light received GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award and Wilson Cruz received the Vito Russo Award.

Pose, Lil Nas X, Today, Power Rangers, Sesame Street, and Dawn Ennis were among the award recipients at the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City Friday night.

Winners in 16 of this year's 30 categories were announced at the ceremony at the New York Hilton Midtown. Additional recipients, including The Advocate, were announced at a ceremony April 2 in Los Angeles. There were also several special awards. The awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ+ people and issues.

Judith Light received GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award from Ariana DeBose, and Wilson Cruz received the Vito Russo Award at the star-studded ceremony. The event was hosted by celebrity Peloton instructor Cody Rigbsy and transgender recording artist, actress, GLAAD board member, and RuPaul's Drag Race alum Peppermint. It featured performances from Dove Cameron of her hit single "Boyfriend" and Michael R. Jackson of selections from his Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical A Strange Loop.

Others appearing included Laverne Cox, Karine Jean-Pierre, Anthony Rapp, Cynthia Nixon, Dyllon Burnside, Jonathan Capehart, Nyle DiMarco, Tommy Dorfman, Rafael Silva, Ivory Aquino, Murray Hill, Sheryl Lee Ralph and GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

"This year's GLAAD Media Awards come at a time where LGBTQ visibility and storytelling can be the frontline response to a dangerous rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation around the country," Ellis said in a news release. "Our nominees and award recipients, including Pose, Sesame Street, Eternals, Hacks, Lil Nas X, We're Here, and so many journalists and news producers, showcase the beautiful diversity of LGBTQ people. At a time when we need it most, these stories, these stories rise against hate, enlighten, entertain, and send an undeniable message: We are not going anywhere."

The ceremony also spotlighted political and social issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community, including anti-trans youth legislation, the importance of centering stories of people living with HIV, the need to pass the Equality Act, and registration of LGBTQ+ voters in the upcoming midterm election.

Other winners announced onstage were Pose for Outstanding Drama Series, Today's "HIV/AIDS: 40 Years Later" for Outstanding TV Journalism Segment, Power Rangers for Outstanding Kids and Family Programming, and Sesame Street for Outstanding Children's Programming. Additional winners were revealed offstage or on social media. The full list of award recipients announced in New York and Los Angeles is below.

Outstanding New TV Series: Hacks (HBO Max)

Outstanding Comedy Series: Saved by the Bell (Peacock)

Outstanding Drama Series: Pose (FX)

Outstanding Film - Wide Release: Eternals (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Reality Program: (tie) RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1) and We're Here (HBO)

Outstanding Documentary: Changing the Game (Hulu)

Outstanding TV Movie: Single All the Way (Netflix)

Outstanding Film - Limited Release: Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series: It's a Sin (HBO MAX)

Outstanding Children's Programming: "Family Day," Sesame Street (HBO Max)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming: Power Rangers: Dino Fury (Nickelodeon/Netflix)

Outstanding Music Artist: Lil Nas X, Montero (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist: Lily Rose, Stronger Than I Am (Big Loud Records/Back Blocks Music/Republic Records)

Outstanding Broadway Production: (tie) Company and Thoughts of a Colored Man

Outstanding Video Game: Life Is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine Games/Square Enix)

Outstanding Comic Book: Crush & Lobo (DC Comics)

Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology: Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms (Oni Press)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The Advocate

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode: "Elliot Page," The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "HIV/AIDS: 40 Years Later," Today (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism - Long-Form: "Pride of the White House" (MSNBC)

Outstanding Print Article: "Lawmakers Can't Cite Local Examples of Trans Girls in Sports" by David Crary & Lindsay Whitehurst (Associated Press)

Outstanding Online Journalism Article: "'No Time for Intolerance': Dr. Rachel Levine Has a Job To Do" by Dawn Ennis (

Outstanding Online Journalism - Video or Multimedia: "Transnational" (series) by Eva Reign, Alyza Enriquez, Freddy McConnell, Vivek Kemp, Courtney Brooks, Sarah Burke, Hendrik Hinzel, Alyza Enriquez, Dan Ming, Trey Strange, and Daisy Wardell (Vice News)

Outstanding Blog: Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series: Maricon Perdido (HBO Max)

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism: "Orgullo LGBTQ: 52 Anos de Lucha y Evolucion" (Telemundo 47)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article: (tie) "Claudia: La Enfermera Trans que Lucha Contra el Covid en Ciudad Juarez" por Louisa Reynolds ( and "Somos Invisibles": La Discriminacion y los Riesgos se Multiplican para los Indigenas LGBTQ+" por Albinson Linares (

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism - Video or Multimedia: "Expulsados Mexico: Como la Comunidad Transgenero se Unio para Ayudar a los Migrantes" por Patricia Clarembaux, Anna Clare Spelman, y Celemente Sanchez (Univision Noticias)

Special Recognition: All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson [filmed reading + performance]

Special Recognition: "Alok Vaid-Menon," 4D With Demi Lovato (Cadence13/OBB Sound/SB Projects)

Special Recognition: Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker (Paramount+)

Special Recognition: Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider

Special Recognition: The Laverne Cox Show (Shondaland Audio/iHeartMedia)

Special Recognition: Life Out Loud With LZ Granderson (ABC News)

Special Recognition: Outsports' coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language): "Celebrando el Mes del Orgullo" (Telemundo)

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