GLAAD to receive award at Emmy Awards ceremony
We have exciting news to share. The Television Academy announced today that GLAAD was selected to receive the Governors Award during the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards ceremony! GLAAD’s President and CEO will accept the award live onstage on January 15, 2024. This is a major milestone in GLAAD’s history and an achievement that wouldn’t have been possible without your support.
The Governors Award is not given every year and is only bestowed at the discretion of the Television Academy to recognize profound, transformational, and long-lasting contributions to television. For over four decades, supporters like you made it possible to transform how the LGBTQ community is represented in television, educating everyday Americans – directly from their living room – about who LGBTQ people are beyond the stereotypes.
This work is especially critical today. We’ve seen a record-hitting 550+ anti-LGBTQ bills proposed across the country this year, all of which feed on misinformation and lack of awareness about LGBTQ people and issues. Television has the unique power to tell human stories that grow empathy and acceptance, mending the compassion gap one word, one image, one story at a time.
Maggie, thank you for being an advocate for LGBTQ equality. This honor is just the latest example of the impact your support has made towards 100% LGBTQ acceptance.
To learn more about how GLAAD tracks the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBTQ representation while also informing our own advocacy to hold the television industry accountable, read our latest Where We Are on TV 20-23 report.