'31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards': Air date, time, where to watch, performers and all you need to know about the virtual event
Following suit of most award ceremonies, the GLAAD Media Awards is going virtual too. Their official website states: "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." Arriving right after pride month, the GLAAD awards are yet another reason to keep the torch of love and acceptance alive. Here's all you need to know about this year's event.
Air date and time
The GLAAD Awards this year is set to air on July 30 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. It will air on Logo on August 3 at 8 pm ET.
Where to watch
The virtual ceremony will be streaming live on GLAAD's Youtube and Facebook accounts.
This year's virtual ceremony will be hosted by Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere. Feimster, an American writer, comedian and actress, made her television debut on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing in 2010' and starred as Colette on 'The Mindy Project'. Yashere is a British comedian known for her role in 'Bob Hearts Abishola'. The event is also supposed to have a special performance by Chloe x Halle.
Singer-songwriter and actor Ben Platt and singer and activist Shea Diamond join some of the biggest global superstars in this year's GLAAD line up. There's Demi Lovato, Jennifer Garner ('Love, Simon'), Lilly Singh (NBC’s 'A Little Late with Lilly Singh'), artist Charli XCX, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Kandi Burruss, Theo Germaine ('The Politician', 'Work in Progress'), fashion designer August Getty, activists Gigi Gorgeous Getty and Nats Getty, Harvey Guillén ('What We Do in the Shadows') and Darryl Stephens ('Noah’s Arc') are also set to appear.
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’Connell ('Special'), Dolly Parton, Peppermint ('RuPaul’s Drag Race', 'Head Over Heels'), the cast and producers of 'Pose', trans model and advocate Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross ('Pose', 'American Horror Story'), comedian Benito Skinner, Brian Michael Smith ('9-1-1: Lone Star', 'The L Word: Generation Q'), Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe ('Master of None', 'Queen & Slim', 'Twenties'), Olivia Wilde ('Booksmart,' 'House'), and Raquel Willis (writer, activist, director of communications — Ms Foundation) are also going to appear.