GLAAD has announced that due to COVID-19, there will be a virtual ceremony for the forthcoming GLAAD Media Awards.
Per Rolling Stone, several big names are set to appear, including Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade, Chloe x Halle, Cara Delevingne, Olivia Wilde, Sonya Deville, Lil Nas X, Dolly Parton, and Lena Waithe. Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere will host the show.
In a statement about the upcoming ceremony, GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said, “Among this year’s nominees are a wide range of stories and narratives about LGBTQ people of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions and other identities that demonstrate the power of inclusion and diversity in fostering positive cultural change.”
She added, “As this year’s Media Awards go virtual, we hope to send a powerful message to LGBTQ people that in the midst of this culturally and politically divisive time, our visibility and voices have never been more important.”
The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards will stream Thursday, July 30, at 8:00 p.m. on GLAAD’s Facebook and YouTube channels. It will also replay on Logo on August 3.