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The National Black Justice Coalition Celebrates Black Openly LGBTQ+/SGL GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards recognizes and honors media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ+/SGL community and the issues that affect our lives. 

Lil Nas X is nominated for Outstanding Music Artist for his album Montero, which has been praised by both critics and fans and explores Lil Nas X’s identity as a Black queer man. The Eternals was nominated in Outstanding Film-Wide Release for its inclusion of the first openly gay Black superhero. Up for Special Recognition is the filmed reading and performance of All The Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson, which explores Johnson’s experience growing up as a queer Black boy. This book has been in the news recently, as it has been challenged, banned, and removed from schools across the country. Other Black nominees include: 

  • Gossamer Folds for Outstanding Films- Limited Release   
  • Port Authority for Outstanding Films- Limited Release 
  • Changing the Game for Outstanding Documentary 
  • Cured for Outstanding Documentary 
  • No Ordinary Man for Outstanding Documentary 
  • The Legend of the Underground for Outstanding Documentary 
  • Pier Kids for Outstanding Documentary 
  • PRIDE for Outstanding Documentary 
  • Work in Progress for Outstanding Comedy Series 
  • Saved by the Bell for Outstanding Comedy Series 
  • Twenties for Outstanding Comedy Series 
  • Sex Education for Outstanding Comedy Series 
  • Shrill for Outstanding Comedy Series 
  • 9-1-1: Lone Star for Outstanding Drama Series  
  • Supergirl for Outstanding Drama Series  
  • Star Trek: Discovery for Outstanding Drama Series  
  • The L Word: Generation Q for Outstanding Drama Series  
  • Good Trouble for Outstanding Drama Series  
  • The Chi for Outstanding Drama Series  
  • Pose for Outstanding Drama Series  
  • The 4400 for Outstanding New TV Series
  • Chucky for Outstanding New TV Series
  • Harlem for Outstanding New TV Series
  • Yellowjackets for Outstanding New TV Series
  • With Love for Outstanding New TV Series
  • It’s a Sin for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series 
  • 12 Dates of Christmas for Outstanding Reality Program
  • I Am Jazz for Outstanding Reality Program
  • Legendary for Outstanding Reality Program
  • Queer Eye for Outstanding Reality Program
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race for Outstanding Reality Program
  • We’re Here for Outstanding Reality Program
  • Doogie Kamealoha, MD for Kids and Family programming
  • Mykki Blanco for Outstanding Music Artist
  • Kaytranada for Outstanding Music Artist
  • Halsey for Outstanding Music Artist
  • BROCKHAMPTON for Outstanding Music Artist
  • Arlo Parks for Breakthrough Artist
  • Asiahn for Breakthrough Artist
  • Joy Oladokun for Breakthrough Artist
  • VINCINT for Breakthrough Artist
  • Single All the Way for Outstanding TV Movie
  • Thoughts of a Colored Man for Broadway Production 
  • Chicken & Biscuit for Broadway Production 
  • “Billy Porter Breaks a 14-Year Silence: ‘This Is What HIV-Positive Looks Like Now’” by Billy Porter, as told by Lacey Rose for Outstanding Print Article 
  • The Laverne Cox Show for Special Recognition

“I am thrilled to see our community continue to receive deserved recognition for their talent and creative contributions to the world, ” said David Johns, Executive Director. “We celebrate seeing members of our community receiving acknowledgement for their incredible accomplishments, especially when our contributions are too often ignored, erased, forgotten, or white-washed. There is still work that must be done to ensure all members of our community are happy, healthy, whole, and free, and this is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress we have made, and the many ways we show up and show out, especially in creative arts and through media.” 

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, April 2, 2022, and in New York at the Hilton Midtown on Friday, May 6, 2022. You can purchase tickets for the ceremonies HERE.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.