April 13, 2014


'Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce' Wins 2014 GLAAD Media Award

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Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

UPDATE (4/13): Fuse is proud to announce that Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce was honored with the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 12. Other nominees in the category included popular design competition Project Runway, Cyndi Lauper's Still So Unusual and AMC's Small Town Security.

Original Story: Honoring "outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the media," the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards announced today that Fuse's very own Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce has been nominated for Outstanding Reality Program.

The eight-episode docu-series, which introduced over four million viewers to New Orleans bounce musician Big Freedia and her journey from local hip hop icon to national phenomenon, became Fuse's most-watched original series to date. With season one's breakout success, the show was recently renewed for a second season and will feature an even more in-depth look at Freedia's transition into a mainstream star.

MORE: Big Freedia: "I Want to Be a Role Model for All the Different People"

Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is nominated alongside Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual (WE tv), Dream School (Sundance Channel), Project Runway (Lifetime) and Small Town Security (AMC). The awards ceremony will be held on April 12 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Be sure to check fuse.tv in the coming months for more updates on the Season Two premiere of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, returning June 2014.