‘TransMilitary’ nominated for Humanitas Prize, along with several LGBTQ-inclusive nominees

The nominees for the 44th annual Humanitas Prize were announced on Tuesday, honoring film and television writers whose work explores the human condition and teaches respect and compassion.

TransMilitary, a powerful film that chronicles the lives and work of four transgender service members, is among the nominees for Documentary. The first feature film to receive funding from the GLAAD Media Institute, TransMilitary is a timely portrait of underrepresented voices, at a time when they are under attack. The documentary fulfills the core mission of the Humanitas Prize by imploring compassion and humanity through the depiction of these brave transgender people serving our country.

“GLAAD is proud to be a part of this history-making, award-winning film that is shining a light on the brave transgender patriots serving our country, even as the nation’s Commander-In-Chief tries to ban them from our military,” said Zeke Stokes, GLAAD’s Vice President of Programs and also an executive producer on the film.

TransMilitary aired earlier this month on Logo, and is now available to stream at LogoTV.com.  

Other LGBTQ-inclusive nominees for the Humanitas Prize include Love, Simon in The Comedy Feature Film category, the groundbreaking romantic comedy from out director Greg Berlanti, which follows teenage Simon’s love story with an unknown email correspondant, while navigating the waters of coming out. Crazy Rich Asians was also nominated in this category; the ensemble comedy includes gay character Oliver, played by out actor Nico Santos.

Boy Erased received a nomination for Drama Feature Film, an important film about a young man learing the dangers conversion therapy first-hand, based on Garrad Conley’s memoir of the same name. Boy Erased is currently playing in theaters.

LGBTQ-inclusive drama series Orange is the New Black, This Is Us, and God Friended Me all were nominated in the 60-Minute Drama category. One Day at a Time received a nomination for 30-Minute Comedy with an episode written by out writer Michelle Badillo. Dear White People and The Good Place received nominations in the category as well. 

This slate of nominations shows that LGBTQ-inclusive film and television is continuing to break new ground. From chronicling transgender service members to teenage boys falling in love, these nominees capture compassionate and powerful stories that embrace our collective humanity.

The Humanitas Prize winners will be announced on February 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Click here for a full list of the nominees.