GLAAD introduced that Billboard is among the many nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Friday (Jan. 25). The publication is up for excellent journal total protection alongside Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and Variety. This is Billboard’s second nomination for an award on this class, which it received final yr.
In 2018, Billboard expanded its year-round LGBTQ protection beneath editor Patrick Crowley, who was promoted to supervise its thriving Billboard Pride channel. Highlights from the platform in 2018 included a second iteration of Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community (which included notes from Ariana Grande, Carole King and Sara Bareilles); a video panel of transgender musicians discussing Pres. Donald Trump and his administration’s assaults in opposition to the group; a launch of devoted Billboard Pride Instagram and Twitter accounts; and the journal’s first ever Pride challenge.
Other nominees for this yr’s GLAAD Media Awards embody Janelle Monáe, Troye Sivan, Hayley Kiyoko, Pose, American Idol, Love & Hip-Hop, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Billboard’s present cowl star, Brandi Carlile.
The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for his or her truthful, correct and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ group and the problems that have an effect on their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies might be held in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on Saturday, May four on the Hilton Midtown. A full record of nominees could be discovered here.