7 Times the Dorian Awards Gave LGBT Trailblazers Their Due

Dan Clarendon

Considering the demographics of the voting bodies behind Hollywood’s major awards, it’s no surprise the same white, straight, cisgender celebrities take home the trophies again and again. Luckily, alternative honors are out there, spotlighting the diverse talent those big shows neglect.

Each year, for instance, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics doles out the Dorian Awards, celebrating its picks for the best in film and TV of the year. (Full disclosure: This writer is a member!)

Click through the gallery above for seven Dorian Award winners that were only later honored at the Emmys and Golden Globes, if at all.

11 Times Straight and/or Cisgender Actors Played LGBT Television Roles

11 Times Straight and/or Cisgender Actors Played LGBT Television Roles

After Darren Criss announced he’ll avoid queer roles in the future, a look at other straight and cisgender actors who played LGBT characters.