GLAAD has announced the addition of more talent to the roster of guests at their 31st Annual Media Awards in Los Angeles.
The world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization announced on Thursday that recording artist and singer-songwriter Mika will perform at the ceremony, set to take place April 16; in addition, stand-up, comedian, writer, and actress Fortune Feimster will host the Awards.
The organization also announced that special guests rapper Lil Nas X, actress, producer, and director Olivia Wilde (“Booksmart,” “House”), singer-songwriter and actress Hailee Steinfeld (“Dickinson,” “The Edge of Seventeen,” “Pitch Perfect”), showrunner, writer, director, producer and actor Dan Levy and co-stars of “Schitt’s Creek,” radio personality Elvis Duran (“Elvis Duran and the Morning Show”), writer, actor, director, and comedian Ryan O’Connell (“Special”), actress and artist Amandla Stenberg (“The Eddy,” “The Hate U Give”), and drag superstars D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, Bob The Drag Queen, and Eureka O’Hara (HBO’s “We’re Here”) will be in attendance at the event.
As previously announced, Taylor Swift will receive the Vanguard Award and award-winning director, producer, writer, and advocate Janet Mock will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the presentation, slated for the Beverly Hilton in LA.
Mika is an out gay recording artist and singer-songwriter who rose to fame with the release of his hit single, “Grace Kelly,” which was featured on his 2007 debut album, “Life In Cartoon Motion” – a number one hit in the UK and 11 other countries that sold over seven million copies worldwide. Since then, he’s released three other platinum-selling albums, including “The Boy Who Knew Too Much,” “The Origin of Love,” and “No Place In Heaven.” He’s won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, and has been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards. His 2019 album “My Name Is Michael Holbrook” earned him a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Music Artist this year.
Feimster, who is also out, is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who first made a name for herself on “Chelsea Lately” before going on to co-star in Hulu’s “The Mindy Project” and NBC’s “Champions.” She’s also made guest appearances on shows including including “Tales of the City,” “Dear White People,” “Claws,” “Office Christmas Party,” and “Life In Pieces.” Her first one-hour stand-up special, “Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty,” premiered on Netflix earlier this year.
In addition to the ceremony in Los Angeles, GLAAD will also hold a presentation in New York on March 19.
For more information, visit the GLAAD website.