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Adam Lambert to Open GLAAD Media Awards in New York

The 31st annual event will honor Judith Light, Ryan Murphy, and others

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Adam Lambert will open the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York with a performance.

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Adam Lambert will perform at the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. Honoring media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues, the event takes place on March 19th at the Hilton Midtown in New York.

This year, Lambert is nominated for Outstanding Music Artist for 2019’s Velvet: Side A EP. The singer has been previously nominated in the category twice, ultimately winning the award in 2013, and he’ll release the second part of Velvet on March 20th.

Last month, Lambert launched non-profit organization Feel Something Foundation, whose mission is “to support LGBTQ+ organizations that are moving the needle for communities of all ages and backgrounds.” Ben Platt, the star of Netflix’s The Politician, is also slated to perform at the event.

Hosted by Lilly Singh, the night will honor actress, producer, and activist Judith Light with the Excellence in Media Award, and screenwriter-producer-director Ryan Murphy will receive the Vito Russo Award. Special guests include The Daily Show With Trevor Noah‘s Jaboukie Young-White, the cast of Pose, and Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire.

Last month, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 31st GLAAD Media Awards, which include more than 175 nominees in 30 categories. Netflix received the most nominations of any network, with 15 nominations.

In addition to Lambert, Lil Nas X, Tegan and Sara, and Young M.A. are among the artists nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist category. On April 16th at the GLAAD Media Awards event in Los Angeles, Taylor Swift and Janet Mock are among the honorees. Swift will be presented with the Vanguard Award, and Mock will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

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