The Rachel Maddow Show, Al Punto, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, Vice on HBO, Mic, Teen Vogue among recipients at GLAAD Media Awards

Zeke Smith and Nico Tortorella at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 6, 2017 (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for GLAAD)On Saturday, Survivor’s Zeke Smith and Younger’s Nico Tortorella took the stage to present a video recognizing the award recipients of 15 categories not presented onstage at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.

And the awards went to:

  • Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: "Church and States" VICE on HBO (HBO)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "Gay Community in U.S. ‘Forged in Fire’" The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Article: "Permission to Hate" by Elizabeth Leland (The Charlotte Observer)
  • Outstanding Magazine Article: "HIV Mystery: Solved?" by Tim Murphy (The Nation)
  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: Teen Vogue
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "After the Orlando Shooting, the Changed Lives of Gay Latinos" by Daniel Wenger (
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia: "Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives" by Meredith Talusan and Mic staff (
  • Outstanding Music Artist: Tegan and Sara, Love You to Death (Warner Bros. Records.)
  • Outstanding Blog: Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters (


  • Outstanding Daytime Program Episode: "Las lesbianitas" Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Television Interview: "Entrevista con Congresista Ileana Ros-Lehtinen y su hijo Rodrigo Lehtinen" Al Punto (Univision)
  • Outstanding Local TV Interview: "Aceptación" Sobre Todos los Géneros (Mira TV [Miami])
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "Masacre Orlando" Conclusiones (CNN en Español)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine: "Siempre fui Xander" Aquí y Ahora (Univision)
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism-Multimedia: "Conmovedor video retrata el prejuicio en Puerto Rico" por Marcos Billy Guzmán, Teresa Canino, Adlín González (

The following awards were presented onstage at Saturday's ceremony:

  • Excellence in Media Award: Debra Messing [Presented by: Andrew Rannells]
  • Vito Russo Award: Billy Porter [Presented by: Rosie O’Donnell]
  • Outstanding Talk Show Episode: "Angelica Ross" The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) [accepted by: Trevor Noah, Angelica Ross]
  • Outstanding Reality Program: Strut (Oxygen) [accepted by: executive producer Whoopi Goldberg, and cast members Cecilio “CeCe” Asuncion, Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson, Isis King, Ren Spriggs, Arisce Wanzer]
  • Outstanding Documentary: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (Investigation Discovery) [accepted by: Kristie Mayhugh, Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Anna Vasquez, and director Deborah Esquenazi and producer Sam Tabet]

The Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards were held April 1 at the Beverly Hilton. The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Airlines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Wells Fargo.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.  They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality and acceptance.