GLAAD every year hosts an award ceremony to recognize some of the best entertainment when it comes to the LGBT community with their GLAAD Media Awards, and this includes a category for comics. The awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.
The nominees for the 26th annual awards have been announced and those being honored are:
- Hawkeye, written by Matt Fraction and published by Marvel
- Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis and published by BOOM! Studios
- Memetic, written by James Tynion IV and published by BOOM! Studios
- Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe and published by Image Comics
- Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan and published by Image Comics
The awards ceremony will be held on each coast, March 21 in Beverly Hills, California and May 9 in New York, New York. Congrats to all of the nominees!