Today, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards and some of the nominees include progressive voices within the GOP.
Talk show host Meghan McCain's Raising McCain, which airs on Pivot, dedicated an episode to LGBT issues, during which she talked to Wilson Cruz, Wade Davis and several other openly gay personalities. The episode also showed Cindy McCain being honored by The Trevor Project.
Meghan tweeted about her excitement when she heard of the nomination for the episode.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 30, 2014
The episode of Raising McCain is not the only nominee to feature a pro-LGBT voice from the GOP. An interview with Sen. Rob Portman from Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien was nominated in the Outstanding TV Journalism Segment category.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality.
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 3 at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Find out how you can buy tickets or host a table here.
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