The award show – held this weekend – honoured TV, film, and journalism that offer “fair, accurate and inclusive representations” of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.
Demi Lovato, received the Vanguard Award, while Orange Is the New Black‘s Ruby Rose received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which was presented by Taylor Swift in a surprise appearance.
Queen Latifah also won an award for her role in Bessie and thanked lesbian aunt who raised her.
The night also marked Lilly Wachowski’s first public appearance since she announced her transition last month.
In her acceptance speech for Sense8, Wachowski thanked the “fabulous people at GLAAD” and then added a jab at the reporter who attempted to force her outing:
Love is a crucial thing for transgender people. It’s a tether. When faced with a rather simple proposition of whether you’re unlovable, our imagination falters. Too many of us end up on the wrong side of the existential question of love or oblivion. And so we ring that bell. Not just for everyone else’s sake, but our own.”
The Los Angeles ceremony will air on Logo on April 4. More awards will be presented in New York on May 14. See the full list of winners below.
Outstanding Film — Wide Release
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
Outstanding Reality Program (tie)
I Am Cait
I Am Jazz
Outstanding Daily Drama
The Bold and the Beautifu
Beautiful As I Want to Be, Logotv.com
This Is Me, Amazon Instant Video
Outstanding Music Artist
Outstanding Comic Book
Outstanding Talk-Show Episode
“Janet Mock,” Super Soul Sunday
Rastros de Mentiras, MundoMax
Outstanding Television Interview (Spanish-Language)
“Orientación Sexual y Acoso Escolar” Realidades en Contexto, CNN en Español
Outstanding Local Television Interview (Spanish-Language)
“La nueva Transgeneración,” Enfoque Los Ángeles, KVEA-Telemundo 52 [Los Ángeles]
Outstanding Local-TV Journalism (Spanish-Language)
“Cada 29 Horas,” Noticias 19, KUVS-Univision 19 [Sacramento]
Outstanding Newspaper Article (Spanish-Language)
“Padres transgénero – El único requisito para ser papá es el amor por los hijos” por Virginia Gaglianone, La Opinión
Outstanding Digital-Journalism Article (Spanish-Language)
“Perú: violaciones correctivas: El terrible método para ‘curar’ a las lesbianas” por Leire Ventas, BBCMundo.com
Outstanding Music Artist (Spanish-Language)
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