Kany García has plenty to be GLAAD about…
The 35-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter picked up her first-ever prize GLAAD Media Award, at a special ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
Garcia, who declared herself a lesbian in 2016, was named Outstanding Music Artist for her album Limonada, which she used to officially come out as a lesbian.
Garcia’s album has much in common with Beyonce‘s Lemonade album, in that it “highlights feminine power and helps break certain barriers,” commented the singer in an interview with Uforia.
Gema Corredera received a Special Recognition Award for the Cuban singer’s “Sin Ir Más Lejos” music video.
The 2017 GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo on April 6 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Additional awards will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on Saturday, May 6.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Outstanding Film – Wide Release: Moonlight (A24)
Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Troye Sivan
Outstanding Comedy Series: Transparent (Amazon)
Outstanding Drama Series: Shadowhunters (Freeform)
Vanguard Award: Patricia Arquette
Outstanding Film – Limited Release: Other People (Vertical Entertainment)
Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: Eyewitness (USA Network)
Outstanding Individual Episode: “San Junipero” Black Mirror (Netflix)
Outstanding Daily Drama: The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)
Outstanding Comic Book: The Woods, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)
GLAAD previously announced that it was acknowledging two web series, Her Story (HerStoryShow.com) and We’ve Been Around (WeveBeenAround.com), and music video “Sin Ir Más Lejos” by Gema Corredera, with Special Recognition Awards.
Outstanding Music Artist: Kany García, Limonada (Sony Music Latin)
Outstanding Local TV Journalism: “A la calle por quien soy” Noticias 34 (KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Ángeles])
Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Las discretas batallas LGBTI ganadas en Guatemala” by Sonia Pérez D. (Associated Press)
Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “6 mujeres transgénero exitosas que rompen moldes en América Latina” by Leire Ventas (BBCMundo.com)