32nd GLAAD Media Awards
DateApril 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)
Hosted byNiecy Nash
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The 32nd GLAAD Media Awards is the 2021 annual presentation of the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by GLAAD honoring the 2020 media season. It was held on April 8, 2021. The awards honor films, television shows, video games, musicians and works of journalism that fairly, accurately and inclusively represent the LGBT community and issues relevant to the community. GLAAD announced the 198 nominees split across 28 categories on January 28, 2021 on TikTok. A new category was created for Children's Programming, honoring televised works aired for younger children. The winners were announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by Niecy Nash. The show featured performances from Chika, Rebecca Black and Nash's wife Jessica Betts.

Winners and nominees

The nominees were announced by Josie Totah, Shangela, and Jonathan Bennett on GLAAD's TikTok page on January 28, 2021.[1][2][3] The winners were announced in a virtual ceremony on April 8, 2021, hosted by Niecy Nash.[4]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (‡).



Outstanding Reality Program
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)
Outstanding Children's Programming


Award Nominees
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
  • "Dwyane Wade One-On-One: Basketball Legend Opens Up About Supporting Transgender Daughter" – Good Morning America (ABC)
    • "Black Trans Activists on Being the 'Blueprint for the Struggle for Black Freedom'" – MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson (MSNBC)
    • "Faith, Foster Care and LGBTQ Rights Collide in Supreme Court" – ABC News Prime (ABC News Live)
    • "One-on-One with Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg" – State of the Union (CNN)
    • "Trans and Non-Binary People Face Voting Barriers Ahead of 2020 Election" (CBSN)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form
  • "ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall" (ABC)
    • "The Deciders" (CBS)
    • "Pride and Protest: Being Black and Queer in America in 2020" (NBC News Now)
    • "Pride on ABC News Live: The Landmark Decision" (ABC News Live)
    • "Prideland" (PBS)
Outstanding Print Article
  • "20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline" by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)
    • "The AIDS Quilt Marches Home" by Jason Sheeler (People)
    • "As Homeless Shelters Brace for Funding Cuts, LGBTQ Youths Take Desperate Measures to Get By" by Samantha Schmidt (The Washington Post)
    • "Delaware's Sarah McBride Makes History as the Nation's First Openly Transgender State Senator" by Meg Ryan (Delaware Today)
    • "How a March for Black Trans Lives Became a Huge Event" by Anushka Patil (The New York Times)
    • "It's Time for a New Tipping Point for Transgender Folks in Hollywood" by Tre'vell Anderson (Out)
    • "LGBTQ Americans Are Getting Coronavirus, Losing Jobs. Anti-Gay Bias is Making it Worse for Them." by Petruce Jean-Charles (USA Today)
    • "Lutheran High School Athletic Trainer, Coach Says She Was Fired for Being Gay" by Arika Herron (The Indianapolis Star)
    • "States Won't Collect LGBTQ Data on COVID-19 — and Advocates Aren't Happy" by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
    • "Why Billy Porter is a National Treasure" by Tre'vell Anderson (Essence)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Outstanding Online Journalism Article
  • "Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: 'We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors'" by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (GoodMorningAmerica.com)
    • "The Battle Over Title IX and Who Gets to be a Woman in Sports: Inside the Raging National Debate" by Katie Barnes (epsnW.com)
    • "Here's how Reggie Greer Takes on LGBTQ Outreach for Joe Biden in this 'Very Personal' Election" by John Gallagher (LGBTQNation.com)
    • "No Medicine, No Food: Coronavirus Restrictions Amplify Health Risks to LGBT+ People with HIV" by Nita Bhalla and Oscar Lopez (Openlynews.com)
    • "An Oral History of Fashion's Response to the AIDS Epidemic" (series) by Phillip Picardi (VOGUE.com)
    • "Queer Spaces Project' (series) by Nico Lang, Samantha Allen, Marke B., Matt Baume, Steven Blum, Alexander Cheves, Devlyn Camp, Michael Cuby, James Factora, KC Hoard, Sophie Hurwitz, Michelle Kim, and Daniel Villareal (them.us)
    • "Trans Athletes' Fight for Inclusion in World Rugby" (series) by Dawn Ennis, Alex Reimer, Karleigh Webb, and Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)
    • "Trans Freedom Fighters" (series) by Sam Levin (TheGuardian.com)
    • "Trans, Imprisoned — and Trapped" by Kate Sosin (NBCNews.com)
    • "'You Don't Belong Here': In Poland's 'LGBT-Free Zones' Existing is an Act of Defiance" by Ivana Kottasová and Rob Picheta (CNN.com)
Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia
  • "Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women's Lived Experiences" by Talibah Newman Ometu, Thomas Blount, Juliana Schatz Preston, and Mariah Dupont (Complex World)
    • "A Closer Look: Transgender in Kashmir" by Robert Leslie, Bhat Burhan & Saqib Mugloo (Business Insider)
    • "I'm an Immigrant Fighting for Queer Rights and Racial Justice" by Abigail E. Disney, Catherine King, Maria Nunez, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Patty Quillin, Julie Parker Benello, Susan Sherrerd, and Lynda Weinman (Refinery29)
    • "They Will See You: LGBTQ+ Visibility in Advertising" by Brent Miller, Otto Bell, and Jordan Shavarebi (Great Big Story)
    • "Why LGBTQ Rights Hinge on the Definition of 'Sex'" by Laura Bult, Ranjani Chakraborty, Melissa Hirsch, and Sidnee King (Vox)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism
  • "La Hermana de Aleyda Ortiz Narra Cómo Salió del Clóset y Cómo se lo Comunicó a su Familia" – Despierta América (Univision)
    • "Decisión de la Corte Suprema Para Comunidad LGBTQ" – Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
    • "Proyecto ser Humano: La Terapia del Engaño" – Camilo (CNN en Español)
    • "Refugio para Pacientes de COVID-19 y Comunidad LGBTI en México" – Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
    • "Sanación Milagrosa" – Despierta América (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article
  • "Desapareció en México, Solo se Hallaron sus Restos: La Historia de la Doctora María Elizabeth Montaño y su Importancia para la Comunidad Trans" by Albinson Linares and Marina E. Franco (Telemundo.com)
    • "El Brutal Asesinato de una Mujer Transgénero Conmociona a Puerto Rico y Renueva una Conversación Sobre la Transfobia" by Harmeet Kaur and Rafy Rivera (CNNEspañol.com)
    • "Entrevistas para el mes del Orgullo LGBT+" by Paula Velasco, Aurora Villaseñor, and Sofía Viramontes (Gatopardo.com)
    • "Elliot Page y el Dilema Social del Género" by Marcos Billy Guzmán (ElNuevoDía.com)
    • "La Historia de un Amor Moderno" by María Torres Clausell (Quién.com)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia
  • "Soy Trans: El Camino a un Nuevo Despertar" by Sarah Moreno, Esther Piccolino, and José Sepúlveda (El Nuevo Herald)
    • "Abril Zamora: Sin Filtros" (Elle España)
    • "Ciudad de México Prohibe las 'Terapias' Contra la Homosexualidad" by Elías Camhaji, Jonás Cortés, and Rodrigo Floriano (El País)
    • "La Liga Deportiva de la Diversidad" by Lucía Anaya (Vice en Español)
    • "Mujeres LGBT+ en México: Ari Vera" (Homosensual)


Award Nominees
Outstanding Blog
  • TransGriot
    • Gays with Kids
    • JoeMyGod
    • Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
    • The Reckoning
Outstanding Comic Book
Outstanding Music Artist
Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist
Outstanding Video Game

Special Recognition


  1. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (January 28, 2021). "GLAAD Unveils Nominees For 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards; Deadline's New Hollywood Podcast Honored With Special Recognition Award". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Beresford, Trilby (January 28, 2021). "GLAAD Media Awards: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' 'Happiest Season' Among Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. PMRC. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  3. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 3, 2021). "GLAAD Media Awards Sets Date With Niecy Nash As Host; Virtual Ceremony Will Stream On Hulu". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Gardner, Chris (April 8, 2021). "GLAAD Media Awards: 'Schitt's Creek,' 'Happiest Season,' Sam Smith Take Top Prizes". The Hollywood Reporter. PMRC. Retrieved July 2, 2021.