List of award recipients: 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Waldorf Astoria New York, May 9, 2015

May 9, 2015

Seth Adam
Director of Communications, GLAAD
(646) 871-8018

NEW YORK, NY - GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 15 of this year's 31 media categories at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Saturday night.

A complete press release with additional quotes from award recipients will be posted by 2 p.m. ET and photos from the event by 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Highlights are available now at

Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards (accepters tentative):

  • Vito Russo Award:  Thomas Roberts  (presented by Lynda Carter)
  • Excellence in Media Award:  Kelly Ripa  (presented by Anderson Cooper)
  • Outstanding Talk Show Episode:  "Pepe Julian Onziema" Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)  [accepted by: Ugandan transgender activist Pepe Julian Onziema who accepted on behalf of the show]
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment:  "Fired for Being Gay?" MSNBC Live (MSNBC)  [accepted by: MSNBC reporter Craig Melvin, and by Latta, S.C. Police Chief Crystal Moore]
  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage:  Sports Illustrated  [accepted by: Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Chris Stone]

The following is a list of other award recipients announced at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

  • Outstanding Film – Limited Release:  Lilting (Strand Releasing)
  • Outstanding Documentary:  L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime)
  • Outstanding Reality Program:  R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine:  "Coming Out" Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Article:  "Longtime Utah LGBT Advocates Recount Brutal History" by Erin Alberty (Salt Lake City Tribune)
  • Outstanding Magazine Article:  "The Transgender Tipping Point" by Katy Steinmetz (Time)
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia:  "Why did the U.S. Lock Up These Women with Men?" by Cristina Costantini, Jorge Rivas, Kristofer Ríos (


  • Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: TIE: "Felipe Najera abre su corazón" Primer Impacto (Univision) and "Orlando Cruz habla de su vida" Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding TV Journalism Segment:  "La historia de una [mujer] transexual" Café CNN (CNN en Español)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Article:  "Mamá, soy homosexual dijo Ricardo; su familia no entendió y lo corrió de su casa" by Selene Rivera (Hoy Los Angeles)
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:  "Identidades invisibles" [serie] by Marcos Billy Guzmán (
  • Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia:  "¿Que es ENDA?" by Cary Tabares (

GLAAD previously announced that it was acknowledging BioWare's hit video game Dragon Age: Inquisition and the song "Era Diferente" by the legendary Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte with Special Recognition Awards.

The GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles were held on March 21 at the Beverly Hilton. For video, photos, and more, visit:  To receive the latest updates on the GLAAD Media Awards, follow @glaad on Twitter and use the hashtag #glaadawards.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives.  They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.