'Days of our Lives' Wins at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards

Days of our Lives stars Freddie Smith (Sonny), Guy Wilson (Will) and Christopher Sean (Paul) at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
The 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles took place at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday night. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. In the Outstanding Daily Drama category, Days of our Lives won the award (General Hospital was the other nominee).

How to Get Away with Murder was named Outstanding Drama Series, while Transparent took home the Outstanding Comedy Series award.

Watch Scandal star Kerry Washington accept the Vanguard Award below:

Below is a complete list of 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles winners:

Vanguard Award
Kerry Washington (presented by Ellen DeGeneres)

Stephen F. Kolzak Award
Roland Emmerich (presented by Channing Tatum)

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
The Imitation Game, The Weinstein Company (accepted by screenwriter Graham Moore and producer Ido Ostrowsky)

Outstanding Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder, ABC (accepted by creator Peter Nowalk with stars Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Transparent, Amazon Instant Video (accepted by creator Jill Soloway with stars Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, Kiersey Clemons, Michaela Watkins, and Alison Sudol, and co-producer Rhys Ernst)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Identity Crisis, ” Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series:
The Normal Heart, HBO

Outstanding Music Artist:
Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Xtra Mile Recordings

Outstanding Daily Drama:
Days of our Lives, NBC

Outstanding Comic Book:
“Rat Queens,” written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:
“31 Days of PrEP,” Advocate.com

Outstanding Blog:


  1. Of course Days won, the gay characters on GH are cartoons like the rest of that insipid show. Y&R lags really far behind on this, the only gay character I can remember ever being on Y&R was when Phillip returned from the dead, and that was very lame. The guy did not have any real story and then just disappeared again. Wonder why Y&R avoids gay characters? Years ago I wrote JFP a letter when she took over on Santa Barbara, asking her to make Ted Capwell gay, I thought it was an obvious choice, but that was 30 years ago. Wondering when Y&R is going to get with the real world?

  2. GH is insipid.

    Y&R and B&B are just shameful in terms of LGBT representation (I know B&B has introduced the "T" but I am saving an opinion until I see it playing it out.

    Kevin Fisher should be written as gay or bisexual. He has only had chemistry with Detective Chavez and Detective Harding. While I Mariah, she and Kevin don't seem like they could, organically, be more than friends.

  3. Always thought Kevin would have made a great gay character, but since they already had Kevin involved with Chloe/Kate, Kevin being Bi would be a great start! Wondered why Chavez just disappeared? Thought he and Kevin had great chemistry. Would be great if the new guy starting this week stepped in as the love interest for Kevin, but he'll probably just wind up having something to do with the Victor/Jack plot or the current Scooby mystery.

  4. GH tries but Brad and Lucas are only on every 2 weeks while Days is ongoing. according to sources, JFP hates doing Gay stories so i wish Phillp had a story like he did with Nina and Cricket. I told THom B that it would be great if Phillip came back and set his Sights on Devon to get a chunk of the fortune that rightfully his. He said it would be fun. I heard that they almost made Noah Gay, but changed their minds. Then I heard Fen would be gay, but it never happened.