30th GLAAD Media Awards
DateMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)
May 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)

The 30th GLAAD Media Awards is the 2019 annual presentation of the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by GLAAD honoring the 2018 media season. 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 151 nominees split across 27 categories on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah.[2] Some of the awards were presented in Los Angeles on March 28, 2019 and the remaining awards were presented in New York City on May 4, 2019.

Category changes

Unlike in previous ceremonies, the 30th GLAAD Media Awards did not include the Outstanding Daily Drama category, while the award for Outstanding Video Game was presented for the first time.[3] Additionally, Outstanding Talk Show Episode award was renamed the Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode. In order to reflect increased cinematic representation, GLAAD expanded the number of potential nominees in both film categories from five to ten nominees.[4]

Winners and nominees

Winners are presented in bold.



Outstanding Individual Episode
(in a series without a regular LGBT character)
Outstanding Reality Program
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)[5]


Award Nominees
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
  • "Bermuda Same-sex Marriage Ban Means Trouble for Tourism and Cruise Ships" by Ryan Ruggiero[6] (CNBC.com)
    • "Across U.S., LGBTQ Christians Try to Change Hearts and Minds From the Pews" by Julie Compton (NBCNews.com)
    • "Deadnamed" by Lucas Waldron and Ken Schwencke (ProPublica)
    • "LGBTQ Caravan Migrants Marry While Waiting for Asylum in Tijuana" by Sarah Kinosian (INTOmore.com)
    • "Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future" by Samantha Allen (The Daily Beast)
Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia
  • "March for Our Lives and LGBT activism: 'They're definitely linked for me,' says Emma González" by Beth Greenfield (Yahoo! Lifestyle)
    • "I Was Jailed for Raising the Pride Flag in Egypt" by Amro Helmy (BuzzFeedVideo)
    • "The Latinx Drag Queens Spearheading HIV Activism on the Border" by Paola Ramos (Vice.com)
    • "Marielle and Monica: The LGBT Activists Resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil" by Fabio Erdos, Marina Costa, Charlie Phillips and Jacqueline Edenbrow (TheGuardian.com)
    • "Trans Model Aaron Philip is Making a Space for Disabilities on the Runway" (NowThis News)
Outstanding TV Journalism Newsmagazine
Outstanding Newspaper Article
  • "He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn't Get Disability Insurance." by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (The New York Times)
    • "LGBTQ Parents Challenge Stereotypes in China" by Sue-Lin Wong and Jason Lee (Reuters)
    • "'More Than Fear': Brazil's LGBT Community Dreads Looming Bolsonaro Presidency" by Marina Lopes (The Washington Post)
    • "Pistons' Reggie Bullock to Transgender Community: 'I see y'all as people that I love'" by Malika Andrews (Chicago Tribune)
    • "Transgender Students Asked Betsy DeVos for Help. Here's What Happened." by Caitlin Emma (Politico)
Outstanding Magazine Article
  • "Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?" by Nate Blakeslee (Texas Monthly)
    • "21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: 'I Want to Portray These Characters, and I'm Ready'" by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein and Bryan White (The Hollywood Reporter)
    • "Ex-Scientologist Michelle LeClair Says Church Officials Humiliated Her After She Came Out as Gay" by Johnny Dodd and Tierney McAfee (People)
    • "Lena Waithe is Changing the Game" by Jacqueline Woodson (Vanity Fair)
    • "They are the Champions" by Katie Barnes (ESPN The Magazine)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish-Language)[5]
  • "Primera Pareja Gay en Casarse en un Consulado Mexicano" Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)
    • "Entrevista con Pat 'Cacahuate' Manuel" NoticiasYa Tampa Bay (Univision)
    • "LAFC Pride Republic" Noticiero Univision Los Angeles (Univision)
    • "Madre hispana lucha contra un agresivo cáncer seno" Noticias Univision Arizona (Univision)
    • "Transpesina" Univision 21 Fresno (Univision)


Award Nominees
Outstanding Blog
  • Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
    • Gays With Kids
    • Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
    • My Fabulous Disease
    • TransGriot
Outstanding Comic Book
Outstanding Music Artist
Outstanding Video Game

Special Recognition

Special Honors

Bohemian Rhapsody controversy

Before the nominees were announced on January 25, 2019, the awards generated headlines when GLAAD announced that Bohemian Rhapsody, the 2018 biopic of Freddie Mercury and Queen which had, at that point, been nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Picture, was being withdrawn from consideration because of sexual misconduct allegations made against its director Bryan Singer. GLAAD issued a statement explaining that it was a "difficult decision" but added that "This week's story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded. Singer's response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used ‘homophobia’ to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first. The team that worked so hard on Bohemian Rhapsody as well as the legacy of Freddy Mercury deserve so much more than to be tainted in this way".[11]


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  10. ^ "Madonna, 'black Madonna,' and 'Pose'-ing: 8 highlights from the GLAAD Awards". EW.com.
  11. ^ "'Bohemian Rhapsody' Removed From GLAAD Media Awards Nominees After New Bryan Singer Claims". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 March 2019.