The GLAAD Media Awards, which honor fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues, will welcome the return of the Outstanding Broadway Production category for the first time since 2014.
The decision comes after a “recent surge of powerful LGBTQ-inclusive shows on Broadway that featured diverse LGBTQ characters and illuminated LGBTQ issues,” according to a release from the global media advocacy organization.
“Broadway is an impactful part of American culture and has an undeniable legacy of including LGBTQ stories and characters that entertain and enlighten,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD’s president and CEO. “As GLAAD’s work in theatre grows, this category will not only honor worthy productions, but raise the bar for LGBTQ-inclusion on Broadway.”
— iHeartRadio Broadway (@iHeartRadioBway) January 3, 2020