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Tig Notaro to Host GLAAD Media Awards

Tig Notaro to Host GLAAD Media Awards

Tig Notaro to Host GLAAD Media Awards
March 15
11:23 2015

Tig Notaro to host the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles

GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, announced that out comedian Tig Notaro will host the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on March 21, 2015.

The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo; and Official Presenting Partners Amazon and Bud Light. 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. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality.

Grammy-nominated comedian Tig Notaro rose to national prominence after a 2012 stand-up performance at Largo, recorded and distributed by fellow comedian Louis C.K. At this show Notaro revealed that she had recently been diagnosed with cancer and suffered several other difficulties in her personal life. The set was described as “instantly legendary,” and her performance was praised by fans and fellow comedians alike. Notaro is the subject and producer of Tig, a documentary about her life which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. She also recently finished shooting Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, where she performs in the actual homes, barns, and rooftops of selected fans across the country. Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro will premiere April 17 on Showtime.

In addition to appearing in LGBT-inclusive projects like Transparent, The Office, and Suburgatory, Notaro will star in her first HBO comedy special set to air later this year. Notaro also recently got engaged to actress Stephanie Allynne and is working on a memoir set to be released in 2016.

GLAAD previously announced that Channing Tatum will present the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to out director Roland Emmerich, while Kerry Washington will receive the Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles event. Additional special guests and honorees for the Los Angeles will be announced.

In January, GLAAD announced 104 nominees in 21 English-language categories, and 40 Spanish-language nominees in 10 categories. Nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards can be found here: www.glaad.org/mediaawards/nominees.

To receive the latest updates on the GLAAD Media Awards, follow @glaad on Twitter and use the hashtag #glaadawards. The New York GLAAD Media Awards ceremony will take place on May 9 at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards is presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo; and Official Presenting Partners Amazon and Bud Light. GLAAD also thanks this year’s corporate partners, which include: Titanium Partners- 21stCentury Fox, ABC-Disney Television Group and Southwest Airlines; Platinum Partners- Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Comcast/NBC Universal, HBO, NBA, WNBA, PwC, Sheppard Mullin, The Coca-Cola Company, Time Warner and Viacom; Gold Partners- CBS/Showtime, Nielsen, Omnicom, Univision, Westfield, and WWE; and Silver Partners- Bloomberg, Carat, Citi, Discovery Life, MLB, NFL, Skadden and US Bank. For a full list of corporate partners and information on how to become a corporate partner, purchase tickets, and place a tribute in the tribute book, please visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards.

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GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.

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