29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City: Award Recipients

The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honored the biggest and brightest to champion GLAAD’s mission of accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Honorees included Samira Wiley and Ava DuVernay. Award recipients were also announced in multiple categories, after an original slate was announced in Los Angeles in April 2018. 

Below is a complete list of winners announced offstage in New York City:

Outstanding Talk Show Episode: Australia Marriage Equality (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) [HBO]

- Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has dove right into criticizing Australia's "ultimately pointless" postal survey on whether it should legalize marriage equality.

Outstanding Music Artist: Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom

- Bisexual singer, songwriter Halsey's second album featuring 'Strangers' with fellow out singer, Lauren Jauregui.

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Billboard

-Launched Billboard Pride and 'Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community' featuring musicians sharing their love and support to LGBTQ people.

Outstanding Documentary: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (National Geographic)

-  A dive into the shifting landscape of gender in America.

Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine: The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub (Anderson Cooper 360) [CNN]

-  Anderson Cooper returns to Orlando and profiles the some heroes who are helping others deal with the aftermath of the devastating Pulse nightclub shooting.

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: Murders Raise Alarm for Transgender Community (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt) [NBC]

- Highlighted the seven murders of trans women of color in the first two months of 2017.

Outstanding Newspaper Article: The Silent Epidemic: Black Gay Men and HIV (by Gracie Bonds-Staples) [The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

- A look at how HIV affects gay and bi Black men living in the South. 

Outstanding Magazine Article: "Forbidden Lives: The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya's Purge" by Masha Gessen [The New Yorker]

- Focused on the stories of those who survived detention and torture for being LGBTQ in Chechnya and are now living undercover.

Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia: "This Is How We Win": Inside Danica Roem's Historic Victory (by Diana Tourjee) [Broadly.Vice.com]

- Featured the story of Danica Roem and her journey to become the first openly trans state legislator elected in the Virginia.


Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine: Pulse, Huellas de Masacre (Docufilms) [CNN En Espanol]

- Focused on the Pulse Nightclub Shooting and its aftermath.

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: Comunidad LGBTQ Vulnerable Bajo Nuevo Gobierno (Perspectiva Nacional) [Entravision]

- Highlighted the struggles faced by the LGBTQ community under the current administration.

There was also a special recognition award to Esteban Bravo and Beth David, the writers and directors behind the viral animated short, In a Heartbeat.

The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards corporate partners include Presenting Partners Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo. GLAAD is also grateful to: Official Partner Bud Light; Platinum Partners 21st Century Fox, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Creative Arts Agency (CAA), Comcast NBCUniversal | Telemundo, Disney ABC Television Group | ESPN, Hyundai, Kaiser Permanente, Kelley Drye, MetLife, NBA | WNBA, Netflix, Omnicom Group, SheppardMullin, Southwest Airlines, and Turner; Gold Partners CBS | Showtime, Facebook, Nielsen, PwC, UM, Univision, Warner Bros.; and Silver Partners Coca-Cola, Hornet, Major League Baseball, Morgan Stanley, Pride Media, Skadden, Variety, and WWE. For a full list of corporate partners and information on how to become a corporate partner please visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards.