This morning, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Many of the nominated films, television series and journalism pieces reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, including the stories of LGBT people of color.
In the entertainment categories, the critically acclaimed film Dear White People was nominated for Outstanding Film – Limited Release. The film includes a lead character who is a Black gay nerd trying to find his place at college, and was written and directed by Justin Simien, an out gay man. On television, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Sirens, Glee and Orange is the New Black included African American LGBT characters.
Reality show R&B Divas: Atlanta showcased the wedding of star Monifah Carter and Terez Thorpe. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce and B.O.R.N. to Style also featured Black gay people headlining their own reality shows. Documentaries like Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word and L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin, also told the stories of real people. Out rapper Angel Haze received a nomination for Outstanding Music Artist.