By Daniela Capistrano, with additional reporting by Brennen Beckwith
Team TransLash is excited to share that TransLash Podcast With Imara Jones received the Outstanding Podcast Award at the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards! Check out this video of TransLash Media’s founder and CEO Imara Jones’ reaction:
“The coolest surprise ever! Thank you again GLAAD for this incredible honor and for uplifting trans voices in media spaces, especially in light of the attacks on our community. I will never forget this moment!”
– Imara Jones
Since 2020 TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones has been a beacon for TGNC people and allies seeking a trusted & trans-led source reporting on issues that affect trans communities—all while elevating trans voices and centering trans joy.
Most importantly, with over 500 anti-trans bills being pushed in the United States in 2023 so far, cultivating and celebrating trans joy is essential to our survival.
Imara Jones graced the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 13, 2023, in her signature colorful style, adorned in a stunning bright pink floor length, cape sleeve, one shoulder gown by Teri Jon. Kay Hairstyles made sure Imara’s hair was impeccably done to compliment her outfit.
Along with her gown and crown, Imara’s glamorous pink and silver nails were flawlessly executed by Sky Kandundu. Meanwhile, Imara’s face was beat for the Gods, thanks to MUA Starr Simpson.
Last but certainly not least, Imara’s stylist Blair Brodar deserves a standing ovation for putting together such an elegant look for Imara’s red carpet moment!
ABOUT THE 2023 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS
The 34th GLAAD Media Awards honored 2022 films, television shows, video games, musicians and works of journalism that fairly, accurately and inclusively represented the LGBTQ+ community and issues relevant to our community.
Producer, Critics Choice-nominated actor, and GLAAD Award winner Harvey Guillén hosted The New York ceremony. The evening opened with a special performance by multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter and Tony Award-winning Broadway icon, Idina Menzel, with the global debut of her new hit, Move.
To recognize the rise in anti-LGBTQ violence across the country tied to the onslaught of anti-trans legislation, GLAAD welcomed transgender Montana State Representative Zooey Zephyr to the stage. She was joined by queer and non-binary Oklahoma State Representative Mauree Turner to spotlight the critical role we all have in representing our communities with our voting power.
See the full list of winners announced at the New York GLAAD Media Awards below.
Outstanding Film – Streaming/TV: Fire Island (Hulu) and Anything’s Possible (Prime Video) (Tie)
Outstanding Reality Series: We’re Here (HBO)
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode: The Problem With Jon Stewart (Apple TV+)
Outstanding Online Journalism (Video or Multimedia): “Logo’s Trans Youth Town Hall” (Logo TV)
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming – Live Action: Heartstopper (Netflix)
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming – Animated: Dead End: Paranormal Park (Netflix)
Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist: Dove Cameron (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Broadway Production: A Strange Loop
Outstanding Video Game: Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology: Young Men in Love (A Wave Blue World)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “HIV in the Deep South,” In Real Life (Scripps News)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form: “PRIDE | To Be Seen,” Soul of a Nation (ABC)
Outstanding Live TV Journalism (Segment or Special): “The Last Thing Before We Go: Stephanie Ruhle Talks Spirit Day,” The 11th Hour (MSNBC)
Outstanding Print Article: “Pediatricians Who Serve Trans Youth Face Increasing Harassment. Lifesaving Care Could Be on the Line” by Madeleine Carlisle (Time)
Outstanding Online Journalism Article: “Alabama Is Trying to Raise the Legal Driving Age for Trans People to 19” by Nico Lang (The Daily Beast)
Outstanding Blog: Mombian
Outstanding Podcast: TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones (TransLash Media) and Sibling Rivalry (Studio71) (Tie)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article: “Proyectos de ley anti LGBTQ+ en Florida son una ‘licencia para discriminar’ y reviven el dolor de Pulse, dicen grupos locales” por Jennifer A. Marcial Ocasio (Orlando Sentinel)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia: “Las abuelas trans buscan dignificar su vejez” por Liliana Rosas y Silvana Flores (Reporte Indigo)
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