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