Lovato and Jenner recognized by GLAAD
The awards honor those who further GLAAD’s mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are heard through media outlets.
Lovato is the recipient of the organization’s Vanguard Award, which she received from Nick Jonas during Saturday’s ceremony in Beverly Hills.
The singer was chosen for her advocacy for acceptance of the LGBT community. Lovato has spoken about her late grandfather, who came out as gay in the 1960s, and filmed the music video for her song “Really Don’t Care’’ at the L.A. Pride festival.
Jenner’s E! Entertainment Television reality series “I Am Cait’’ was honored for outstanding reality program. Jenner, who was born Bruce Jenner, is sharing the honor with transgender YouTube personality Jazz Jennings, who has a TLC show “I Am Jazz.’’
“I Am Cait’’ is currently airing its second season on the E! network.
Other honorees included the film “Carol,’’ the Amazon Instant Video Series, “Transparent,’’ the HBO film “Bessie,’’ which starred Queen Latifah, and Netflix’s “Sense8,’’ which was co-created by transgender director Lilly Wachowski.
Wachowski announced she was transgender last month, several years after her sister Lana Wachowski publicly revealed she was transgender. The siblings created the “Matrix’’ film trilogy. AP