The 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards winners were announced on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Transparent, I am Cait, and Carol took home some of top prizes, which honour TV, film, and journalism that offers “fair, accurate and inclusive representations” of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Demi Lovato received the Vanguard Award, and Orange in the New Black star Ruby Rose received the Stephen F. Kolzak award, given to an LGBT media professional who has made a difference in promoting equality and acceptance. It was presented by Taylor Swift who made a surprise appearance.

Ruby Rose and Taylor Swift

Lilly Wachowski was greeted with a standing ovation when she made her first public appearance since she announced her transition last month. In her acceptance speech for Sense8, Wachowski thanked the “fabulous people at GLAAD” and added: “Love is a crucial thing for transgender people. It’s a tether. When faced with a rather simple proposition of whether you’re unloveable, our imagination falters. Too many of us end up on the wrong side of the existential question of love or oblivion. And so we ring that bell. Not just for everyone else’s sake but our own.”

Lilly Wachowski

Caitlyn Jenner shared her award for the best documentary series with transgender teen Jazz Jennings (I am Jazz).

Caitlyn Jenner

“I’m honoured to share this award with Jazz,” Jenner said. “We have so many issues with trans youth, suicide rates and murder rates, and with your example with your show, it gives these young people hope that they can survive those very difficult times as they grow up trying to figure out who they are.”

Queen Latifah won the Outstanding TV Movie award for Bessie, the movie she starred in and executive produced.

More awards will be presented in New York on May 14. The show was televised for the first time in nearly a decade, airing in a broadcast April 4 on Logo.

See the full list of winners below.

Outstanding Film — Wide Release
Carol

Outstanding Comedy Series
Transparent

Outstanding Drama Series
Sense8

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
Bessie

Outstanding Documentary
Kumu Hina

Outstanding Reality Program (tie)
I Am Cait
I Am Jazz

Outstanding Daily Drama
The Bold and the Beautiful

Special Recognition
Beautiful As I Want to Be, Logotv.com
This Is Me, Amazon Instant Video

Outstanding Music Artist
Troye Sivan

Outstanding Comic Book
Lumberjanes

Outstanding Talk-Show Episode
“Janet Mock,” Super Soul Sunday

Outstanding Novela
Rastros de Mentiras, MundoMax

Outstanding Television Interview (Spanish-Language)
“Orientación Sexual y Acoso Escolar” Realidades en Contexto, CNN en Español

Outstanding Local Television Interview (Spanish-Language)
“La nueva Transgeneración,” Enfoque Los Ángeles, KVEA-Telemundo 52 [Los Ángeles]

Outstanding Local-TV Journalism (Spanish-Language)
“Cada 29 Horas,” Noticias 19, KUVS-Univision 19 [Sacramento]

Outstanding Newspaper Article (Spanish-Language)
“Padres transgénero – El único requisito para ser papá es el amor por los hijos” por Virginia Gaglianone, La Opinión

Outstanding Digital-Journalism Article (Spanish-Language)
“Perú: violaciones correctivas: El terrible método para ‘curar’ a las lesbianas” por Leire Ventas, BBCMundo.com

Outstanding Music Artist (Spanish-Language)
Ricky Martin

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