TBS Congratulates Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on GLAAD Award Win for Transgender Rights Episode

TBS’ late-night hit celebrates its first win from the world's largest
LGBTQ media advocacy organization

The ceremony, which funds GLAAD's work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance,
will air on Logo, Sunday, May 12 at 8pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee won its first ever GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode for a segment highlighting the removal of many transgender citizens’ rights in our country. The piece, which first aired in the October 24, 2018 episode, brought to light how, in just a few short years, legislation put in place to shield transgender Americans has been stripped away, leaving this community with no protection from hatred and no recourse against discrimination.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities and the issues that affect their members. 

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee shines a spotlight on stories inside the Washington Beltway and beyond, from gun control to sexual harassment in the media, and from global warming to child marriage in the United States. Full Frontal also travels around the world to cover international stories, with previous segments from Haiti, Jordan, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Mexico and Iraq. The series is executive produced by Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Alison Camillo, Miles Kahn, Pat King, and Tony Hernandez.

Full Frontal airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. on TBS and is available anytime on the TBS App & TBS.com

About TBS
TBS, a division of WarnerMedia, is one of basic cable's top entertainment networks with young adults, and home to the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on cable – Miracle Workers, CONANThe DetourFull Frontal with Samantha BeeThe Guest Book,
The Last O.G., and Search Party — as well as animated series American Dad! and Final
Space. In addition, TBS’s lineup includes popular comedy hits like Brooklyn Nine-Nine,
Family GuyBob's BurgersThe Big Bang TheoryNew Girl and 2 Broke Girlsblockbuster movies and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition.

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About WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

About GLAAD
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ 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.

PUBLICITY CONTACTS

TBS

Raina Falcon
818-559-7920
raina.falcon@turner.com
 
Shanda Williamson
818-559-7989
shanda.williamson@turner.com

Alexandra Le Tellier
818-559-7997
alexandra.letellier@turner.com

GLAAD

Anthony Ramos
323-634-2004
aramos@glaad.org