At the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, the Pixar SparkShort “Out” has picked up a special recognition award.

In Pixar’s “Out”, it tells the story of Greg, whose life is filled with family, love and a rambunctious little dog – but despite all of this, Greg has a secret. Today is different, though. With some help from his precocious pup, and a little bit of magic, Greg might learn that he has nothing to hide.

The shorts creator, Steven Clay Hunter accepted the award and said:

“When I set out to tell this story, I sat down and thought about what would my 12 year-old gay self want to see himself in, because I was very closeted throughout most of my life”, he states during his virtual acceptance speech.

But when I look out at all the stories that are being told, by all the awards-makers and storytellers at this ceremony, there’s so much that I’m in awe of. What a world we live in where we have so many queer stories being told now. And I think my younger self would absolutely love it.”

You can watch his full acceptance speech can be watched below:


GLAAD, is the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, during the virtual ceremony, GLAAD spotlighted the award recipients for nine competitive categories:

  • Sam Smith accepted the award for Outstanding Music Artist
  • Disclosure took home the award for Outstanding Documentary
  • Schitt’s Creek received the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for a second year in a row
  • Star Trek: Discovery won for Outstanding Drama Series
  • Happiest Season took home the award for Outstanding Film – Wide Release
  • The Boys in the Band received the award for Outstanding Film – Limited Release
  • We’re Here won for Outstanding Reality Program
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo took home the award for Outstanding Children’s Programming
  • “Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality,” a segment of Lilly Singh’s late-night talk show A Little Late With Little Singh, won for for Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode

Pixar’s SparkShort “Out” is available to watch on Disney+ now.

Roger Palmer

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