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Demi Lovato, Ruby Rose & “I Am Cait” Among Winners at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 17 of this year’s 31 media categories at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Saturday night (April 2).

The GLAAD Media 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.  They also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards:

  • Vanguard Award:  Demi Lovato (presented by Nick Jonas)
  • Stephen F. Kolzak Award:  Ruby Rose (presented by Taylor Swift)
  • Outstanding Reality Program: TIE: I Am Cait (E!) and I Am Jazz (TLC) [accepted by: Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings]
  • Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: Bessie (HBO) [accepted by: Queen Latifah]
  • Outstanding Drama Series: Sense8 (Netflix) [accepted by: Lilly Wachowski, co-creator of Sense8]
  • Outstanding Spanish-Language Television Interview: “Orientación sexual y acoso escolar” Realidades en Contexto (CNN en Español) [accepted by: CNN en Español anchor Mercedes Soler and Marcos Saldivar]

The following is a list of other award recipients announced at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles:

  • Outstanding Film– Wide Release: Carol (The Weinstein Company)
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
  • Outstanding Documentary: Kumu Hina (PBS)
  • Outstanding Daily Drama: The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)
  • Outstanding Music Artist: Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood (Capitol Records)
  • Outstanding Comic Book: Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (BOOM! Studios)
  • Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “Janet Mock” Super Soul Sunday (OWN)

Additional awards will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards event at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Saturday, May 14.

The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo on Monday, April 4 at 10pm ET/PT.

In addition to acceptance speeches and all of the night’s biggest moments, Carson Kressley (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Gay For Play Game Show) will host Logo’s special coverage and backstage interviews with award recipients. John Gidding (Secret Guide to Fabulous) and Raymond Braun, creator of Instagram’s first LGBT video channel #VisibleMe, will bring viewers exclusive access inside the event as well as celebrity arrivals on the red carpet.

Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John’s University.

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