True Blood, Glee, Ricky Martin and Chely Wright are among the nominees for awards from the 22nd annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards.

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

“This year's nominees represent some of the images and stories at the root of the growing acceptance of our community and support for our equality,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said in a statement. “They also have created a benchmark for inclusion of our community that other media outlets should look to.”

“As GLAAD celebrates 25 years of working with the media, we are proud to recognize this year's nominees and we challenge the industry to share more stories that reflect the diversity of our community and the challenges that gay and transgender people face,” he added.

True Blood has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, along with Brothers & Sisters, Degrassi, Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. Nominated for Best Comedy Series are Glee, Greek, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara.

Unlike previous years, the nominees vying in the Outstanding Film – Limited Release category are fairly well known. They include Howl, which stars James Franco, and I Love You Phillip Morris, which stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as star-crossed lovers.

Golden Globe-winner The Kids Are All Right, Easy A and Burlesque are among the films nominated in the wide release category.

Chely Wright will compete in the Outstanding Music Artist category. Also nominated are Scissor Sisters, Anthony and the Johnsons, Big Freedia and Kele Okereke.

Oprah Winfrey's interview with pop singer Ricky Martin on his coming out gay has been nominated in the Outstanding Talk Show Episode category.

The GLAAD Media Awards – which recognize excellence in 23 categories including newspaper content, syndicated columnists and comic books – will be presented in a series of dinners: March 19 in New York, April 16 in Los Angeles and May 14 in San Franscico.

View all the nominees at the GLAAD website.