Adam Lambert, Frank Ocean and Chely Wright are among the nominees for awards from the 24th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

The GLAAD awards recognize positive portrayals of the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the media.

“Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels,” GLAAD President Herndon Graddick said in a statement. “This year's nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends. Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them – just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives.”

Five films are vying in the Outstanding Film – Limited Release category, including Any Day Now, Keep the Lights On, Mosquita y Mari, Musical Chairs and North Sea Texas.

Cloud Atlas, ParaNorman, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Your Sister's Sister are the films nominated in the wide release category.

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (the singer's coming out story) is among the five films nominated in the Outstanding Documentary category. Also nominated are Codebreaker, Hit So Hard, How to Survive a Plague and Vito.

Nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist category are Adam Lambert (Trespassing) Frank Ocean (Channel Orange), Gossip (A Joyful Noise), Rufus Wainwright (Out of the Game) and Scissor Sisters (Magic Hour).

The GLAAD Media Awards – which recognize excellence in 25 categories including newspaper content, syndicated columnists and comic books – will be presented in a series of dinners: March 16 in New York, April 20 in Los Angeles and May 11 in San Franscico.

View all the nominees at the GLAAD website.