Britney Spears Honored At 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

first_imgGLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, honored Britney Spears, Jim Parsons and outstanding LGBTQ images in film and television at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.Video: Britney Spears sends message of acceptance & love | 29th Annual GLAAD Media AwardsThe GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.Logo will exclusively air the ceremony on April 18 at 8pm ET/PT.Comedian Wanda Sykes hosted the event that included a smash performance by Superfruit. Halle Berry, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ryan Murphy, Adam Rippon, Gus Kenworthy, Rachel Bloom, Wilson Cruz, Trace Lysette, Anthony Rapp, Jazz Jennings, Tommy Dorfman, Zeke Smith, and Ben Feldman were among the special guests.The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo.At the ceremony, Britney Spears received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award by surprise presenter Ricky Martin. The Vanguard Award is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.Spears sent a message of acceptance saying: “To be accepted unconditionally and to be able to express yourself as an individual through art is such a blessing. Events like this show the world that we are not alone. We can all join hands together and know that we are all beautiful.”Also at the event, writer, producer, and director Ryan Murphy presented Jim Parsons with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is presented to an LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBTQ acceptance. Parsons was surprised onstage by his ‘Boys In The Band’ cast mates, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Robin De Jesus, Brian Hutchinson, Charlie Carver, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Tuc Watkins.In his acceptance speech, Parsons paid homage to Stephen F. Kolzak’s importance and impact.“I, as an adolescent, was being shown an image of homosexuality on the TV that painted being gay as a death sentence. Stephen was hard at work trying to counter that image, and a large part of that protest was showing his face… claiming both his homosexuality and his HIV positive status.”Halle Berry presented the award for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without and LGBTQ regular) for the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None. Lena Waithe accepted the award and in her acceptance speech talked about the particular importance of the LGBTQ community coming together as family to support each other in this moment, saying “The more visible we are, the less they can act like we’re invisible.”Olympian Adam Rippon took to the stage and introduced a surprise guest: his friend and fellow Olympian Gus Kenworthy.Chloe Grace Moretz and Tom Payne presented the award for Outstanding Comedy Series to FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Chelsea Peretti, Stephanie Beatriz, and Melissa Fumero accepted the award.Rachel Bloom and Ben Feldman presented the award for Outstanding Drama Series to NBC’s This Is Us. Accepting the award was Denis O’hare.Star Trek: Discovery’s Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz introduced two transgender service members, Laila Ireland and El Cook, and discussed their documentary, TransMilitary. Ireland and Cook shared their stories and highlighted the issues with a proposed ban on transgender troops in the military.Keiynan Lonsdale and Alexandra Shipp of ‘Love, Simon’ presented the award for the inaugural Outstanding Kids & Family Programming to Disney Channel’s Andi Mack the day before the GLAAD Media Awards at GLAAD’s Rising Stars Luncheon. Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Lilan Bowden, Lauren Tom, Stoney Westmoreland accepted the award the previous day during the Rising Stars Luncheon at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.GLAAD previously announced a Special Recognition Award for Jay-Z’s song and music video “Smile” featuring his mother Gloria Carter who used the song to come out as a lesbian, and a Special Recognition Award to the animated short film In A Heartbeat.Following is a complete list of the GLAAD Media Award recipients announced on Thursday in Los Angeles.• Vanguard Award: Britney Spears [presented by Ricky Martin]• Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Jim Parsons [presented by Ryan Murphy]• Outstanding Drama Series: This Is Us (NBC) [accepted by: Denis O’Hare; presented by Rachel Bloom and Ben Feldman]• Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character): “Thanksgiving” Master of None (Netflix) [accepted by Lena Waithe; presented by Halle Berry]• Outstanding Kids & Family Programming winner: Andi Mack (Disney Channel)• Outstanding Comedy Series: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) [accepted by: Chelsea Peretti, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, and producer Dan Goor; presented by Chloe Grace Moretz and Tom Payne]• Outstanding Film – Limited Release: A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics)• Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: When We Rise (ABC)• Outstanding Comic Book: Black Panther: World of Wakanda (Marvel Comics)• Outstanding Daily Drama: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)• Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist” by Samantha Allen (Splinter)• Outstanding Blog: TransGriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)SPANISH-LANGUAGE WINNERS• Outstanding Scripted Television Series: Las Chicas Del Cable (Netflix)• Outstanding Digital Journalism: “Tres Hemanitos Para Dos Papás” por Jacqueline García (laopinion.com)In January, GLAAD announced 125 nominees in 21 English-language categories and 16 Spanish-language nominees in 4 categories. The nominees for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced during the Sundance Film Festival by actors Wilson Cruz (“13 Reasons Why,” “Star Trek: Discovery”) and Trace Lysette (“Transparent”). Nominees across entertainment and news media included This Is Us, Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Battle of the Sexes, A Fantastic Woman, Billions, The Voice, Will & Grace, Andi Mack, Halsey, Kesha, Kehlani, Teen Vogue, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nightly News, HuffPost, and CNN en Español. GLAAD announced a Special Recognition Award for Jay-Z’s song and music video “Smile” featuring his mother Gloria Carter who used the song to come out as a lesbian as well as a Special Recognition Award to the animated short film In A Heartbeat. Nominees can be found here: www.glaad.org/mediaawards/nomineesThe 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards continue in New York City on Saturday, May 5. During that ceremony, Samira Wiley will receive the Vito Russo Award and Ross Mathews will serve as host. 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PRESERVING OUR TREASURE ISLAND – BBC SERIES HIGHLIGHTS TCIS PRECIOUS ENVIRONMENT

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – Commenting on a new documentary series about to be screened by the BBC, the Governor, Peter Beckingham, said:“There are many reasons why our Turks and Caicos Islands attract so many visitors each year, but one must be at the top of everyone’s list: the magic of an environment surrounded by crystal clear turquoise seas. The color is so distinctive, even from the height of a jet crossing from Miami to South America, that I have heard of passengers asking to know which group of islands  they were flying over. We should treasure that beauty.“Thanks to the endurance and hard graft of a British naturalist our “beautiful by nature” islands have been recorded for thousands to see on film or in a book. Stewart McPherson decided, with enormous ambition, to create a series of films for TV on all the Overseas Territories, entitled “Britain’s Treasure Islands”. The series was shown earlier this year on BBC’s Channel Four, and a book of the series has just been published. Extraordinarily, he must be one of the few people who can claim he has visited, in a journey of over 70,000 miles, all 14  Overseas Territories, from Anguilla to Pitcairn Islands, and the British Indian Ocean Territory to the Falkland Islands.“I’m delighted to say that Turks and Caicos Islands has its own section, and Stewart has highlighted in some beautiful photography and film many of our natural highlights. Of course the wildlife is featured prominently, with some great film (some of it by David Stone, former Vice President of our  Reef Fund) of migratory humpbacks, the endangered loggerhead turtles, sting and eagle rays and sea turtles. Our wonderful birdlife is also shown:  where, as the film asks, can you be in a capital city with its own resident flamingos?“The film doesn’t spare some of the more disturbing aspects of TCI’s earlier history, depicting the “vile industry” of cotton picking and salt production before slavery was abolished. Thankfully the filming does gloss over the recurring environmental problems we face by litter.“Stewart McPherson’s film is a wonderful boost for Turks and Caicos. It highlights the urgent need for us to preserve and be proud of our environment. I hope that copies of the book, which I expect to be able to present to schools during Jill’s Footsteps4Good walk across the islands in September, will encourage and educate our younger generation to take pride and pleasure in one of the most beautiful environments in the world.“You can see extracts from the BBC series about TCI on  www.britainstreasureislands.com/. It’s well worth spending ten minutes reminding ourselves how fortunate we are to live in this environment. Take a look this week!” Related Items:Britian’s Treasure Islands, Stewart McPherson, TCI showcased on BBC documentary Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

San Diego rockers Switchfoot touring Europe with Bon Jovi this summer

first_imgSan Diego rockers “Switchfoot” touring Europe with Bon Jovi this summer June 11, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – This summer, local San Diego band “Switchfoot” will be going on tour in Europe with artist Bon Jovi.Switchfoot performed a cover of Bon Jovi’s famous “Living on a Prayer” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s91WsxlOUXA Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 11, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 11:31 PMlast_img read more