At Comcast and NBCUniversal, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive company and to produce a broad range of programming content that appeals to all audiences.
In acknowledgment of our positive news stories and entertainment depictions, this year Comcast and NBCUniversal received 15 GLAAD Award nominations, resulting in four GLAAD Media Awards given out at the Los Angeles and New York award ceremonies.
Outstanding Daily Drama
• Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Segment
• "Gay Rights at Work" MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
Outstanding TV Journalism – Segment (Spanish Language)
• "Decisión Histórica" Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)
Outstanding Local TV Journalism (Spanish Language)
• "Natalia: rompiendo barreras" Noticiero Telemundo Arizona (KTAZ-39 [Phoenix, Ariz.])
These awards are a testament to the consistent efforts of our news and programming teams to represent our country's dynamic and rich demographics.
Current LGBT-inclusive content from across the company’s broadcast and cable networks includes Chicago Fire, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, Million Dollar Listing, Hello Ross, as well as NBC’s longest running daytime drama, Days of our Lives, which has garnered a number of awards and nominations for its popular Will and Sonny storyline. In addition, the NBC News Group is home to openly LGBT journalists Rachel Maddow, Thomas Roberts, Steve Kornacki, and finance guru, Suze Orman.
NBCUniversal’s Focus Features has also released critically acclaimed films with LGBT storylines, such as Dallas Buyers Club, Brokeback Mountain, The Kids Are All Right, Milk, and Pariah.
In addition to our TV programming and film successes, Comcast’s new Xfinity.com/LGBT online portal brings together a wealth of LGBT entertainment, news, and lifestyle programming from a variety of sources into a single, easy-to-navigate location. Xfinity TV customers also have year-round access to an On Demand LGBT folder that includes award-winning movies, biographical films, documentaries, TV shows, specials and interviews.
While GLAAD’s recognition celebrates LGBT content, the awards also serve to highlight Comcast and NBCUniversal's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all communities.