A sprawling and diverse amount of fictional and real life Lgbtq narratives are represented in the nominees for the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards, announced by the legacy watchdog group on Wednesday.
A total of 176 nominations were awarded in categories from outstanding wide release movie, to newspaper article, to kids and family programming — a record number of contenders thanks to increased representation in film, streaming television, unscripted projects and news.
Variety was nominated for outstanding magazine overall coverage, in a year that marked its first ever Power of Pride issue and subsequent celebration in New York. Others in the category include Advocate
, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, and Out. The awards have also reinstated a category for best Broadway production, whose nominees for 2019 include “The Inheritance
,” “Slave Play,” and “Jagged Little Pill.”
“The GLAAD Awards this year not only celebrate new Lgbtq stories that educate, entertain, and affect positive cultural change, but