Hosted by out actress and producer Niecy Nash, the show featured special performances from CHIKA, Rebecca Black, Jessica Betts and Sabrina Carpenter.
The event also celebrated LGBTQ+ inclusion and representation past and present, including an emotional reunion of the cast of "Glee," introduced by Demi Lovato, who paid tribute to the legacy of the late Naya Rivera's character, Santana Lopez.
"The GLAAD Media Awards special guests and winners sent an undeniably loud message of LGBTQ acceptance around the world tonight," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
"This year's award recipients, including 'Disclosure,' 'Schitt's Creek,' 'Star Trek: Discovery' and 'Veneno,' remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain and create lasting impact, ultimately raising the bar for LGBTQ inclusion in media."
See the 2021 GLAAD Media Awards full winner's list below:
Outstanding Film -- Wide Release: "Happiest Season" (Hulu/TriStar Pictures)
Outstanding Film -- Limited Release: "The Boys in the Band" (Netflix)
Outstanding Documentary: "Disclosure" (Netflix)
Outstanding Comedy Series: "Schitt's Creek" (Pop)
Outstanding Drama Series: "Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS All Access)
Outstanding TV Movie: "Uncle Frank" (Amazon Studios)
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series: "I May Destroy You" (HBO)
Outstanding Reality Program: "We're Here" (HBO)
Outstanding Children's Programming: "The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo" (HBO Max)
Outstanding Kids & Family Programming [TIE]: "First Day" (Hulu) and "She-Ra & The Princesses of Power" (DreamWorks Animation/Netflix)
Outstanding Music Artist: Sam Smith, "Love Goes" (Capitol)
Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist: CHIKA, "Industry Games" (Warner Records)
Outstanding Video Game [TIE]: Tell Me Why (DONTNOD Entertainment & Xbox Game Studios) and The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog & Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Outstanding Comic Book: Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira, Valerio Schiti, Manuel Garcia, Cam Smith, Marte Gracia, Triona Farrell, Joe Caramagna, Ariana Maher, Travis Lanham (Marvel Comics)
Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode: "Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality," "A Little Late With Lilly Singh" (NBC)
Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "Dwyane Wade One-On-One: Basketball Legend Opens Up About Supporting Transgender Daughter," "Good Morning America" (ABC)
Outstanding TV Journalism -- Long-Form: "ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall" (ABC)
Outstanding Print Article: "20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline" by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)
Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: People
Outstanding Online Journalism Article: "Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: 'We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors'" by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (GoodMorningAmerica.com)
Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia: "Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women's Lived Experiences" by Complex World (Complex News)
Outstanding Blog: TransGriot
Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media: Windy City Times
Special Recognition: "After Forever" (Amazon)
Special Recognition: Deadline's "New Hollywood" Podcast
Special Recognition: "Happiest Season Soundtrack" (Facet/Warner Records)
Special Recognition: "Noah's Arc: The 'Rona Chronicles" (Patrik Ian-Polk Entertainment)
Special Recognition: "Out" (Pixar/Disney+)
Special Recognition: "Razor Tongue" (YouTube)
Special Recognition: "The Son" Little America (Apple TV+)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series: "Veneno" (HBO Max)
Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism: "La Hermana de Aleyda Ortiz Narra Cómo Salió del Clóset y Cómo se lo Comunicó a su Familia" Despierta América (Univision)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article: "Desapareció en México, Solo se Hallaron sus Restos: La Historia de la Doctora María Elizabeth Montaño y su Importancia para la Comunidad Trans" por Albinson Linares y Marina E. Franco (Telemundo.com)
Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism -- Video or Multimedia: "Soy Trans: El Camino a un Nuevo Despertar" por Sarah Moreno, Esther Piccolino, y José Sepúlveda (El Nuevo Herald)
Special Recognition (Spanish-Language): Jesse & Joy, "Love (Es Nuestro Idioma)"
TikTok's Queer Advocate of the Year: Josh Helfgott
The The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will remain available to watch on Hulu through June.