Each year the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) hands out Media Awards to honor those who make an impact on the LGBT community.
The gay rights group announced 153 nominees in 33 categories for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Some of those GLAAD Media Award nominees include Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert, Honey Boo Boo Child, “The New Normal”, Towleroad.com and CNN.
The winners of the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards will be announced at a variety of ceremonies held this spring.
Here is a complete list of the nominees:
GLAAD announced the nominees for their Amplifier Awards, which honors the best in LGBT-inclusive advertising, in a press release Tuesday. The awards include categories for advertising made specifically for LGBT communities and mainstream markets.
The nominees this year include the J. C. Penney Father’s Day ad; American Apparel’s Pride campaign with transgender model Isis King, Absolut Vodka’s “Outrageous Through the Ages” ads featuring contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race; Oreo’s controversial Pride Facebook campaign; and Amtrak’s “Ride with Pride”. A complete list of nominees can be found on GLAAD’s blog.
Hernon Graddick, GLAAD’s President, praised this year’s nominees in a press release:
“The advertising and marketing industries are catching up with the rest of the media by including more images of LGBT people in mainstream ads that target broad audiences. Americans expect to see their worlds reflected in advertising, and today that includes LGBT people and families. This year’s nominated campaigns are not only smart business decisions, but set the bar high for future images of our community in advertising and marketing.”
The ceremony will take place on October 2nd at XL Nightclub in New York City. Tickets to the event may be purchased by clicking the logo below:
The winners of the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards were announced on Saturday in New York City. The 23rd Annual awards presentation was hosted by Glee’s Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera (pictured above).
Other stars in attendance included Johnny Weir, Bernadette Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Tracey Gold, Wendy Williams, Carson Kressley and Padma Lakshmi (some of whom are pictured below).
Awards were presented in a variety of categories to winners such as Lady Gaga, Towleroad, Dancing with the Stars and ABC News. There is a complete list of winners below.