31st GLAAD Media Awards

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31st GLAAD Media Awards
DateJuly 30, 2020 (2020-07-30)

The 31st GLAAD Media Awards is the 2020 annual presentation of the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by GLAAD honoring the 2019 media season and held on July 30, 2020. The awards honor films, television shows, musicians and works of journalism that fairly, accurately and inclusively represent the LGBT community and issues relevant to the community.[1] GLAAD announced the 176 nominees split across 30 categories on January 8, 2020, in New York City, New York.[2][3] The award show was originally scheduled to be held in New York City, hosted by Lilly Singh, on March 19, 2020, with the remaining awards presented in Los Angeles on April 16, 2020.[3] However, the award show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4] A virtual ceremony aired on GLAAD's Facebook and YouTube channels on July 30, 2020.[5] The ceremony was hosted by Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere, along with guest appearances from numerous celebrities.[5]


Guest appearances at the virtual ceremony include: Cara Delevingne, Sonya Deville, Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jonica T. Gibbs, Dan Levy, Lil Nas X, Lilly Singh, Rachel Maddow, Ryan O’Connell, Dolly Parton, Peppermint, Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross, Benito Skinner, Brian Michael Smith, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Lena Waithe, Olivia Wilde, and Raquel Willis.[5] Appearances were also scheduled by the cast and producers of Pose.[5] Chloe x Halle performed.[5] The ceremony was also broadcast on Logo TV on August 3, 2020.[6]

Winners and nominees

Winners are presented in bold.



Outstanding Individual Episode
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)


Award Nominees
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
  • "Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens" by Scott Bixby (The Daily Beast)
    • "Finding the Truth About Transgender Athletes in Women's Sports" [series] by Cyd Zeigler, Dawn Ennis (Outsports.com)
    • "How a New Class of Trans Male Actors Are Changing the Face of Television" by Trish Bendix (TIME.com)
    • "'This time is real': Taiwan Counts Down to Asia's First Same-Sex Weddings" by Beh Lih Yi (Openlynews.com)
    • "When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side" by Lucas Waldron, Brenda Medina (ProPublica)
Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia
  • "Stonewall 50: The Revolution" produced by Sekiya Dorsett, Brooke Sopelsa, Elizabeth Kuhr, Shahrzad Elghanayan, Wesley Oliver, Tim Fitzsimons (NBC Out and Nightly Films)
    • "Between Two Homes: The LGBTQ+ Refugees America Left Behind" by Judah Robinson (NowThis News)
    • "LGBTQ+ Community Debates the Meaning of ‘Queer,’ Military Bans, & More" produced by Ruben Davis, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Brett Karley, Brendan Kennedy, Brian McGee, James Novogrod, Ani Ucar, Molly Wertheimer, and Brent Whiteside (Vice.com)
    • "The Life Threatening Dangers Of Gay Conversion Therapy" by Grace Baldridge (Refinery29)
    • "MTV News: Sound On – LGBTQ+ Representation" by Terron Moore and Rakhee Jethwa (MTV News)
Outstanding TV Journalism Newsmagazine
Outstanding Newspaper Article
  • "Military Reports No Discharges Under Trans Ban – But Advocates Have Doubts" by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
    • "L.G.B.T.Q. Community Finds ‘Sense of Home’ in the Bronx" by Rick Rojas (The New York Times)
    • "Nearly 4 Million LGBTQ People Live in Rural America, and 'Everything is not bias and awful'" by Susan Miller (USA Today)
    • "Texas Leads the Nation in Transgender Murders. After the Latest Attack, the Dallas Trans Community Asks Why" by Lauren McGaughy (The Dallas Morning News)
    • "Trump Pledged to End the HIV Epidemic. San Francisco Could Get There First" by Maria L. La Ganga (Los Angeles Times)
Outstanding Magazine Article
  • "The Trans Obituaries Project" by Raquel Willis (Out)
    • "2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Megan Rapinoe" by Jenny Vrentas (Sports Illustrated)
    • "In Her Element: Geena Rocero" by Geena Rocero (Playboy)
    • "Indya Moore Just Wants to Be Free" by Jada Yuan (Elle)
    • "Mayor Pete Buttigieg's Unlikely, Untested, Unprecedented Presidential Campaign" by Charlotte Alter (Time)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism – Newsmagazine
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Interview
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish-Language)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Journalism Article
  • "Soy Gay y Estoy Orgulloso de Poder Decirlo: Jorge Luis Martínez, patinador mexicano" por Mario Villagrán GQ México www.gq.com.mx
    • "Fue Negligencia de ICE: las Denuncias de Abusos y Discriminación de Mujeres Transgénero Tras Dos Muertes en un Año” por Patricia Clarembaux (Univision.com)
    • "Los Multiples Rostros de la Comunidad Transgénero en Estados Unidos" [series] (Al Día News)
    • "Una Pareja Gay Celebra su Primer Día de Madres, Algo que Pensaron Nunca Sería Posible" por Laura Rodriguez (Hoy)
    • "Queer en la Caravana: el Peligro de Ser Migrante LGBT Buscando Asilo" por Mabel Jiménez (eltecolote.org)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Digital Journalism - Video or Multimedia
  • "América a Fondo: Brigitte Baptiste, el Rostro de la (bio) Diversidad” por David Casasús (EFE)
    • "Conoce a Jorge Luis Martínez Patinador que se Declaró Abiertamente Gay"(quién)
    • "Latinxs Cuentan Qué Es Ser Latinx" (BBC Mundo)
    • "Santuario, el Inesperado Refugio de Indígenas Trans en Colombia" por Alejandro Millán Valencia (BBC Mundo)


Award Nominees
Outstanding Blog
  • My Fabulous Disease
    • Gays With Kids
    • JoeMyGod
    • Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
    • TransGriot
Outstanding Comic Book
Outstanding Music Artist
Outstanding Video Game
Outstanding Broadway Production

Special Recognition


  1. ^ "The Nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards". GLAAD. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "2020 GLAAD Media Awards Cancelled Due to Coronavirus". E! News. March 11, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "GLAAD Media Awards Canceled Amid Coronavirus Concerns". Billboard. March 11, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e Ramos, Dino-Ray (July 9, 2020). "GLAAD Media Awards Sets Virtual Ceremony With Hosts Fortune Feimster And Gina Yashere; Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, Gabrielle Union, 'Pose' Cast To Appear". Deadline. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Lil Nas X, Dolly Parton, Lena Waithe to appear at virtual GLAAD Media Awards". NBC News. Retrieved July 18, 2020.