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GLAAD Media Awards presenters support transgender athletes

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This image produced by Pop Television set displays, from left, Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Dan Levy from the series “Schitt’s Creek.” The program received the GLAAD award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

LOS ANGELES — “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Boys in the Band” ended up winners at the GLAAD Media Awards, which integrated soccer’s Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger contacting for transgender college students to be recognized as “part of the team” in sports.

Harris and Krieger, spouses who play for the Orlando Delight and ended up on the 2019 Globe Cup-winning U.S. women’s countrywide group, introduced an award in Thursday’s digital ceremony to the film “Happiest Time,” about a lesbian romance.

The pair drew attention to transgender athletes amid widespread endeavours to limit their participation, which include a just lately signed Mississippi monthly bill that bans them from competing on women or women’s sports groups. It will become law July one.

“Trans college students want the chance to play sports for the same purpose other young children do: to be a portion of a group where by they truly feel like they belong,” Krieger said.

Additional Harris: “We shouldn’t discriminate from young children and ban them from actively playing since they are transgender.”

“Star Trek: Discovery,” “I Could Demolish You” and “A Small Late with Lilly Singh” ended up amid the other initiatives honored in the pre-taped ceremony hosted by Niecy Nash. It truly is out there on Hulu as a result of June.

The GLAAD awards, in their thirty second year, recognize what the media advocacy group phone calls “fair, correct, and inclusive” depictions of LGBTQ people today and challenges. Presenters and winners in this year’s event highlighted priorities which include the great importance of solidarity and self-regard.

“Friends, I’m so very pleased to stand with the LGBTQ community tonight, just as the LGBTQ community stands with Black and numerous communities,” said Sterling K. Brown, who introduced the outstanding documentary award to “Disclosure.”

The “This Is Us” star, citing the Black Life Issue and Black Trans Life Issue actions, said that “we’re going to keep spreading that concept of unity and justice until finally every single just one of us is secure to live the lives we adore.”

JoJo Siwa, the teenage YouTube character and performer, introduced the award for outstanding children’s programming to “The Not-Way too-Late Demonstrate with Elmo.” She said in January that she’s portion of the LGBTQ community.

“I have the best, most astounding, fantastic girlfriend in the complete earth who would make me so, so, so delighted and that is all that issues,” Siwa said. ”It’s truly amazing that young children all around the earth who seem up to me can now see that loving who you want to adore is fully awesome” and should really be celebrated.

Other awards went to Sam Smith, who was honored as exceptional tunes artist for the album “Love Goes” Chika, named breakthrough tunes artist for “Industry Game titles,” and “We’re Right here” gained exceptional reality program.

Forged customers from “Glee,” which include Chris Colfer, Amber Riley and Jane Lynch, paid tribute to Naya Rivera and her character in the series, homosexual cheerleader Santana Lopez. Rivera, 33, died in an accidental drowning in July 2020.