"This year's nominees represent some of the images and stories at the root of the growing acceptance of our community and support for our equality," GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios said in a statement. "They also have created a benchmark for inclusion of our community that other media outlets should look to. As GLAAD celebrates 25 years of working with the media, we are proud to recognize this year's nominees, and we challenge the industry to share more stories that reflect the diversity of our community and the challenges that gay and transgender people face."
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York March 19 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square; in San Francisco on May 14 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis; and in Los Angeles (details to be announced).
A selection of the nominees follow:
Outstanding Drama Series
Brothers & Sisters
Pretty Little Liars
Outstanding Comedy Series
United States of Tara Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Dr. Cerberus by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Haram Iran by Jay Paul Deratany
Revolver by Chris Phillips
Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
The Twentieth-Century Way by Tom Jacobson
Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway
In the Wake by Lisa Kron
The Kid, book by Michael Zam, lyrics by Jack Lechner, music by Andy Monroe
Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl
The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Secrets of the Trade by Jonathan Tolins
Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
Lay of the Land by Tim Miller
Let Them Eat Cake by Holly Hughes, Megan Carney and Moe Angelos
This One Girl's Story, book by Bil Wright, music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney
Vaginal Davis Is Speaking from the Diaphragm by Vaginal Davis
When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers
The GLAAD Media Awards "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives."
For a complete list of nominees, visit www.glaad.org.