Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Large LGBTQ representation rewarded at Emmy Awards

LGBTQ individuals and groups were well-represented at the 75th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, and multiple award winners used their acceptance speeches to uplift trans rights and drag artists.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” hauled in the top prize for Outstanding Reality Competition Program yet again, while host RuPaul similarly won an eighth straight award for reality competition series host at the Creative Arts Emmys.

Niecy Nash-Betts secured her first Emmy for Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” In a powerful speech, Nash-Betts acknowledged her wife and dedicated the award to Black and Brown women who have faced injustice.

Ayo Edebiri, from “The Bear,” won her first Emmy for Supporting Actress, delivering a heartfelt speech that paid tribute to her parents and celebrated her identity as a Black woman.

Music legend Elton John padded his iconic resume with an award for Outstanding Live Variety Special thanks to his performance and leadership role in in “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.”

GLAAD, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving representation of LGBTQ people in media and entertainment, received the Governor’s Award for working to secure fair, accurate and diverse representation of LGBTQ people and for advocating for queer rights.

Congratulations to the winners!!!

Sarah Kate Ellis accepted the Governors Award on behalf of GLAAD

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