GLAAD, an LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced Thursday that it will host a virtual ceremony for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday, July 30.
The event will stream on Facebook and YouTube on July 30 at 8 p.m. E.T. and air on Logo on Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. E.T., GLAAD said in a statement.
The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor media for “fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.”
“Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally,” it said.
Comedians Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere will host the virtual ceremony, which will feature a special performance from Grammy-nominated duo Chloe x Halle, GLAAD said.
Special guests will include Cara Delevingne (“Suicide Squad,” “Valerian” and the “City of a Thousand Planets”, Kaitlyn Dever (“Booksmart”), WWE superstar Sonya Deville, Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”), Jonica T. Gibbs (“Twenties”), Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”), Lil Nas X, Rachel Maddow (“The Rachel Maddow Show”), Ryan O’onnell (“Special”), Dolly Parton, Peppermint (“RuPaul’ Drag Race,” “Head Over Heels”), and others.
“Among this year’ nominees are a wide range of stories and narratives about LGBTQ people of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and other identities that demonstrate the power of inclusion and diversity in fostering positive cultural change,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
In January, GLAAD announced more than 175 nominees in 30 categories, including the returning category for Outstanding Broadway Production. GLAAD also announced Special Recognition honors for Netflix’s “Special” and for pioneering LGBTQ journalists Karen Ocamb and Mark Segal.
This year’s nominees include stories about LGBTQ people of color and several of the nominated television series include lead actors that are LGBTQ people of color, GLAAD said, citing actors in “Euphoria,” “Killing Eve,” “The L Word: Generation Q,” “Pose,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Dear White People,” “One Day at a Time,” “Superstore,” “Vida” and “Tales of the City.”
GLAAD announced earlier this year that the ceremonies planned for New York on March 19 and Los Angeles on April 16 would not take place.
The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, P&G, and Wells Fargo.
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