CNN, NBC, Univision Among Glaad Media Awards Nominees

By A.J. Katz 

The nominations for the 30th annual Glaad Media Awards were announced Friday morning in Park City as part of the Sundance Film Festival.

According to, “Glaad Media Awards honor the fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ individuals and issues that were published, released or broadcast from January 1 to December 31, 2018.”

This year’s ceremonies include 151 nominees in 27 categories.

“The images and stories recognized by the Glaad Media Awards over the past 30 years raised the bar for LGBTQ inclusion in the media industry and changed the hearts and minds of countless audience members around the world,” Glaad president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “This year’s nominees are changing the game by showcasing diverse races, genders, religions, ages, geographies and genres in ways that challenge misconceptions and inspire LGBTQ acceptance. The 30th anniversary of the Glaad Media Awards will honor these groundbreaking new LGBTQ stories while remembering the astounding positive cultural change that LGBTQ media representations have achieved.”

The TV news outlets are well-represented:

Outstanding TV Journalism – News magazine

  • Conversion Therapy: God Only Knows – CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
  • Gender: The Space Between – CBS News (CBS)
  • Legacy of Hope – Nightline (ABC)
  • Respect – SC Featured (ESPN)
  • South Texas Pride [series] – KSAT News (KSAT-TV, San Antonio)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment

  • Historic Number of LGBTQ Candidates on Ballots This Year – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
  • Mississippi Town Denies Pride Parade – Vice News Tonight (HBO)
  • Olympian Adam Rippon – New Day (CNN)
  • Same-sex Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling – CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (CNN)
  • Trump: ‘Looking Very Seriously’ at Changing Transgender Definition – Velshi & Ruhle (MSNBC)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article

  • Across U.S., LGBTQ Christians Try to Change Hearts and Minds From the Pews by Julie Compton (
  • Bermuda Same-sex Marriage Ban Means Trouble for Tourism and Cruise Ships by Ryan Ruggiero (
  • Deadnamed by Lucas Waldron, Ken Schwencke (
  • LGBTQ Caravan Migrants Marry While Waiting for Asylum in Tijuana by Sarah Kinosian (
  • Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future by Samantha Allen (

And the Spanish-language nominees:

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine (Spanish Language)

  • Denuncian trabas migratorias contra la comunidad transgénero – Un Nuevo Dia (Telemundo)
  • Entrevista con Luis Sandoval para National Coming Out Day – Despierta América(Univision)
  • No es fácil en EEUU ser un gay latino – Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)
  • La primera escuela para niños transgénero de Chile – Nuestro Mundo (CNN en Español)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish Language)

  • Entrevista con Pat ‘Cacahuate’ Manuel – Noticias Ya Tampa Bay (Univision)
  • LAFC Pride Republic – Noticiero Univision Los Ángeles (Univision)
  • Madre hispana lucha contra un agresivo cáncer seno – Noticias Univision Arizona (Univision)
  • Primera Pareja Gay en Casarse en un Consulado Mexicano – Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)
  • Transpesina – Univision 21 Fresno (Univision)

The Glaad Media Awards will hold two ceremonies on both coasts: one in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28 at The Beverly Hilton, and another in New York on Saturday, May 4 at the Hilton Midtown.

Corporate partners Delta Air Lines, Gilead and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka. Glaad is also grateful to: Official Partner Bud Light; Platinum Partners Disney ABC Television Group, Hulu, MetLife, Omnicom Group, Turner; and Gold Partner Nielsen.