The 34th GLAAD Award nominations are in! Photo: GLAAD

LGBTQ+ media advocacy organization GLAAD unveiled their 34th annual award nominations today and this year’s nominees include best in television, film, music and media.

Receiving special recognition for their exemplary work in LGBTQ+ journalism are Washington Blade and Los Angeles Blade. The Blades will receive the Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media for their many years of service and commitment to covering the LGBTQ+ community. The Blades are owned by News is Out member Lynne Brown and we’re thrilled for our colleague’s success and that of her teams.

GLAAD recognizes excellence in coverage of LGBTQ+ issues and considers these the best of the best in journalism:

Outstanding Online Journalism Article

A 25-Year-Old Got In A Taxi Outside An N.Y.C. Gay Bar. He Was Dead An Hour Later” by Jay Valle (
Alabama Is Trying to Raise the Legal Driving Age for Trans People to 19” by Nico Lang (
Does Providing Prep, A Drug That Prevents H.I.V., Clash With Christian Beliefs? An Overview Of Church Teaching” by Michael J. O’Loughlin (
The Fear And Loathing Some People Show Sports Pride Events Brings Fear And Pain To This Fan” by Karleigh Webb (
“‘I See Myself In Her’: Brittney Griner’s Russia Trial Resonates With Queer Black Women And Nonbinary People by Orion Rummler (
My Experience As A Target Of Kiwi Farms Speaks To A Scary Truth About Internet Culture” by Katelyn Burns (
The New York Times, The Atlantic, More Keep Publishing Transphobia. Why?” by Lexi McMenamin (
School Board Meetings Are the New Frontline for LGBTQ+ Rights” by Colleen Hamilton (
There Is No Legitimate ‘Debate’ Over Gender-Affirming Healthcare” by Kit O’Connell (
What’s So Scary About A Transgender Child?” by Emily St. James (

Outstanding Print Article

“Activists Face An Avalanche Of Anti-Transgender Bills” by Casey Parks (The Washington Post)
“After Threats From Extremist Groups, LGBTQ Activists Rally In Support Of The Center” by Desiree Stennet (Orlando Sentinel)
“A Country Music Comeback: Ty Herndon Knows He Should be Dead” by Jason Sheeler (People)
“EXPLAINER: Pronouns, Nonbinary People and the Club Q Attack” by Jeff McMillan with Jesse Bedayn, Jim Mustian, Colleen Slevin, Jake Bleiberg, Lindsey Tanner (Associated Press)
“‘King Richard’ Star Aunjanue Ellis Speaks Her Truth About Being Bisexual: ‘I Am Queer – This Is Who I Am'” by Angelique Jackson (Variety)
“Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Are Sure Betts” by Demetria L. Lucas (Essence)
“Pediatricians Who Serve Trans Youth Face Increasing Harassment. Lifesaving Care Could Be on the Line” by Madeleine Carlisle (TIME)
“Pride And Prejudice And Fire Island” by E. Alex Jung (New York Magazine)
“Take My Wheelchair,’ Club Q Victim Tells Nurse Upon Leaving 22-Day Hospital Stay” by Carol McKinley and Tina Siegfried (The Gazette [Colorado Springs])
“Will Russia Bring Its War On LGBTQ People To Ukraine?” by Kate Linthicum (Los Angeles Times)

GLAAD also recognized excellence in TV Journalism – Long-Form, TV Journalism Segment, Live TV Journalism – Segment or Special, Magazine Overall Coverage, Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia, Blog, Podcast, and the best in Spanish language journalism. You can read the full list of nominees here.

In television, comedy series including “Abbott Elementary” (ABC), “Derry Girls” (Netflix) and “Hacks”(HBO Max) picked up nominations along with dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox)” and “Chucky” (Syfy). “A League of Their Own” (Prime Video), “Our Flag Means Death” (HBO Max) and “Willow” (Disney+) were among new series recognized.

A robust year in film led to their being 10 movies nominated in the Wide Release category including, “Bros” (Universal Pictures), “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) and “Tár” (Focus Features). Independent cinema nominees featured include “Girl Picture” (Strand Releasing), “The Inspection” (A24), and “My Policeman” (Prime Video)

In documentary, “The Book of Queer” (Discovery+), “Framing Agnes” (Kino Lorber) and “Queer for Fear” (Shudder) are among nominees.

Check out the full list of nominees. The awards ceremonies will take place in New York, May 13 and Los Angeles, Mar, 30.