GLAAD Media Awards 2021: Air time, how to live steam, full performers list featuring Sabrina Carpenter, Lilly Singh and Sam Smith

CHIKA, Rebecca Black, and Niecy Nash’s wife Jessica Betts will perform during the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Sabrina Carpenter will also appear for an exclusive performance


                            GLAAD Media Awards 2021: Air time, how to live steam, full performers list featuring Sabrina Carpenter, Lilly Singh and Sam Smith
GLAAD Media Awards 2021 will see Lilly Singh in its lineup, Sam Smith will make a special appearance and Sabrina Carpenter will be performing (Getty Images)

The GLAAD Media Awards 2021, the prestigious ceremony to recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives will be taking place on April 8, as the 32nd edition of the show. Chika, Sabrina Carpenter, and Rebecca Black will be among the performers for the show. 

Along with a star-studded performance lineup, GLAAD 2021 will also reunite the ‘GLEE’ cast with pop queen Demi Lovato introducing Jacob Artist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Vanessa Lengies, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Alex Newell, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Becca Tobin, and Jenna Ushkowitz.

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Daniel Levy of 'Schitt's Creek' will be making a special appearance for GLAAD 2021 (Getty Images)

Date and time

The virtual ceremony for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will commence at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on April 8. 

How to live stream

The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be live-streamed on GLAAD’s YouTube channel at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on April 8. The award show will also be on Hulu from April 8 at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT and will be available for streaming on-demand through June. 

Host

Comedian Niecy Nash will be hosting the ceremony and Nash's wife, Jessica Betts, will be appearing on the show.

Niecy Nash will be hosting GLAAD 2021 (Getty Images)

Full Performers list/ Lineup

CHIKA, Rebecca Black, and Niecy Nash’s wife Jessica Betts will perform during the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Sabrina Carpenter will also appear for an exclusive performance only available on Hulu.

Sabrina Carpenter will also appear for an exclusive performance only available on Hulu. (Getty Images)

The special lineup of the show will include Gottmik (‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’), designer August Getty, Nats Getty and Gigi Gorgeous Getty, Ariadne Getty (President and Executive Director, Ariadne Getty Foundation), Reggie Greer (Senior Advisor on LGBTQ Issues at the White House), Harvey Guillén ('What We Do in the Shadows'), USWNT and Orlando Pride Stars Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, Karamo ('Queer Eye'), Andrew Rannells ('The Boys in the Band', 'The Prom', 'Black Monday'), Ronen Rubinstein ('9-1-1: Lone Star'), Rafael Silva ('9-1-1: Lone Star'), Lilly Singh ('A Little Late With Lilly Singh'), Brian Michael Smith ('9-1-1: Lone Star'), and Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Katherine Barrell ('Wynonna Earp').

Lilly Singh on GLAAD 2021 lineup (Getty Images)

Moreover, GLAAD will be reuniting the cast of 'GLEE'. The award ceremony will pay a tribute to the legacy of the late Naya Rivera’s character Santana Lopez. The segment intends to honor the ten-year anniversary of Santana’s coming out on the GLAAD Media Award-winning series and also put the focus on the character’s immense impact on teen LGBTQ culture and how it constituted a new era of Latinx LGBTQ representation on television. 

Special appearances

The special appearances for the show include Ian Alexander (‘Star Trek: Discovery’), Molly Bernard (‘Younger', 'Milkwater’), Matt Bomer (‘The Sinner', 'The Boys in the Band’), Jonathan Bennett (‘The Christmas House’), Bob The Drag Queen (‘We’re Here’), Sterling K. Brown (‘This Is Us’), Laverne Cox (‘Disclosure’, ‘Promising Young Woman’), Wilson Cruz (‘Star Trek: Discovery’), Mackenzie Davis (‘Happiest Season’), Robin de Jesús (‘The Boys In The Band’, ‘Tick, Tick...Boom!’), Blu del Barrio (‘Star Trek: Discovery’), Nyle DiMarco (‘Deaf U’), Colman Domingo (‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, ‘Euphoria’), Clea DuVall (‘Happiest Season’), Brandee Evans (‘P-Valley’), Dan Levy (‘Schitt’s Creek’), Jim Parsons (‘Hollywood’, ‘The Boys in the Band’), DJ “Shangela” Pierce (‘We’re Here’), Katy Perry, Eureka O’Hara (‘We’re Here’), Anthony Rapp (‘Star Trek: Discovery’), Bretman Rock (‘MTV Following: Bretman Rock’), JoJo Siwa, Sam Smith, and the cast of ‘Veneno’.

Sam Smith will make an appearance for GLAAD 2021 (Getty Images)

TikTok Queer Advocate of the Year

GLAAD has also revealed that the award ceremony will have a special segment for ‘TikTok Queer Advocate of the Year’. GLAAD has previously acknowledged the queer creators of the platform who help build visibility of the community. GLAAD and TikTok previously announced the creators nominated for the recognition featuring Denise & Ebony (@team2moms), Kyne (@onlinekyne), Crissa Jackson (@crissa_ace), Chris Olsen (@olsennchris), Ian Paget (@ianpaget_), Josh Helfgott (@joshhelfgott), Ve’ondre Mitchell (@veondre), Austin Chiang, MD MPH (@austinchiangmd), and Christine Marshall (@chrissycanthearyou). The winner will be announced on the night of the GLAAD Media Awards ceremony. 



 

Excited for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards? Tune into GLAAD's YouTube channel at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on April 8.

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