GLAAD, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) media advocacy organization has announced the nominees for the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Current RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Salina EsTitties and Sasha Colby announced the nominees in a ‘GLAAD Drag Story Time’ video that debuted on GLAAD’s YouTube. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, March 30, 2023 and in New York City at the Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 13, 2023. This year, GLAAD announced 295 nominees across 33 categories including two new categories: Outstanding Podcast and Outstanding Live TV Journalism – Segment or Special.
The Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media will be presented to The Los Angeles Blade and The Washington Blade this year. The Washington Blade is the nation’s oldest LGBTQ newspaper. GLAAD is presenting Special Recognition honors to five media projects and individuals that spotlighted diverse segments of the LGBTQ community – Alejandra Caraballo, Drag Story Hour, Jerrod Carmichael’s “Rothaniel” (HBO), “The Lesbian Bar Project,” #Letters4TransKids and “En Sus Palabras” [serie] (TelevisaUnivision).
For the first time ever, the Outstanding Reality Program category was also split to nominate both reality competition series and non-competition series independently. The Outstanding Kids & Family Programming category was also split to nominate animated and live action programs independently. This year also includes ten nominees in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category for the first time.