GLAAD announced that Billboard is among the nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Friday (Jan. 25). The publication is up for outstanding magazine overall coverage alongside Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and Variety. This is Billboard’s second nomination for an award in this category, which it won last year.
In 2018, Billboard expanded its year-round LGBTQ coverage under editor Patrick Crowley, who was promoted to oversee 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 attacks against the community; a launch of dedicated Billboard Pride Instagram and Twitter accounts; and the magazine’s first ever Pride issue.
Billboard‘s sister publication, The Hollywood Reporter, was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, in the outstanding magazine article category. The piece that earned the nod is titled, “21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: ‘I Want to Portray These Characters, and I’m Ready,” written by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein and Bryan White.
Other nominees for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards include Janelle Monáe, Troye Sivan, Hayley Kiyoko, Pose, American Idol, Love & Hip-Hop, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Billboard’s current cover star, Brandi Carlile.
The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on Saturday, May 4 at the Hilton Midtown. A full list of nominees can be found here.