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

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

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.

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BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCE

BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCE

Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Next On Ep.04

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Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Next On Ep.04

Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Big Freedia Brings New Orleans Flavor to The Big Apple

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Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Big Freedia Brings New Orleans Flavor to The Big Apple

Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Ep 1-7 Catch Up

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Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Ep 1-7 Catch Up

Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: "Explode" EDM Remix

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Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: "Explode" EDM Remix

Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Next On Ep.08

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Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Next On Ep.08

Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Big Freedia Needed a "More Diva-ish" Name Than Big Freddy

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Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Big Freedia Needed a "More Diva-ish" Name Than Big Freddy

Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Shake Up the World Promo - Fuse.tv

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Shows: Big Freedia Queen of Bounce: Shake Up the World Promo - Fuse.tv

Big Freedia Explains the Ins and Outs of Bounce Music

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Big Freedia Explains the Ins and Outs of Bounce Music

Big Freedia Performs N.O. Bounce Live in Alabama

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Big Freedia Performs N.O. Bounce Live in Alabama

The Best Big Freedia Bounces Back Moments From Season 6

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The Best Big Freedia Bounces Back Moments From Season 6

Big Freedia Performs "N.O. Bounce" At Festival Bonfouca 2016

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Big Freedia Performs "N.O. Bounce" At Festival Bonfouca 2016

Big Freedia’s Twerk of Art

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Big Freedia’s Twerk of Art

Get Familiar With Katey Red, Big Freedia's Best Friend and Bounce Pioneer

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Get Familiar With Katey Red, Big Freedia's Best Friend and Bounce Pioneer

The Big Freedia Bounces Back Stylish New Season Promo Shoot: Behind the Scenes

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The Big Freedia Bounces Back Stylish New Season Promo Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Azz Everywhere: NOLA's Queen Diva Big Freedia's Almost Famous

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Azz Everywhere: NOLA's Queen Diva Big Freedia's Almost Famous

Interviews: Queen Diva Big Freedia Rates Her Fave Celebrity Booties

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Interviews: Queen Diva Big Freedia Rates Her Fave Celebrity Booties

Big Freedia Surprise the Winner of Our Dance Off Poll

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Big Freedia Surprise the Winner of Our Dance Off Poll

Big Freedia Goes Viral

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Big Freedia Goes Viral

SXSW 2014: Big Freedia  "New Album Drops as Soon as the TV Show Drops"

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SXSW 2014: Big Freedia "New Album Drops as Soon as the TV Show Drops"

The King and Queen of  Bounce

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The King and Queen of Bounce

Big Freedia's Explode

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Big Freedia's Explode

Behind The Scenes of The Regal Big Freedia Season 5 Promo

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Behind The Scenes of The Regal Big Freedia Season 5 Promo

Interviews: Big Freedia Straight interview

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Interviews: Big Freedia Straight interview

Big Freedia Season 1 Recap

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Big Freedia Season 1 Recap

Big Freedia S6: First Look

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Big Freedia S6: First Look

Big Freedia Season 5 Premiere

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Big Freedia Season 5 Premiere

Big Freedia's Emotional Reunion With Her Dad

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Big Freedia's Emotional Reunion With Her Dad

Big Freedia Contemplates Seeing a Voodoo Psychic

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Big Freedia Contemplates Seeing a Voodoo Psychic

Big Freedia Highlights Her Biggest Career Moments: Girl Down

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Big Freedia Highlights Her Biggest Career Moments: Girl Down

Big Freedia's Post GRAMMYs Champagne Toast

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Big Freedia's Post GRAMMYs Champagne Toast

Big Freedia Teaser: Season 3, Episode 5

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Big Freedia Teaser: Season 3, Episode 5

New Orleans Celebrates The Life of Big Freedia's Mother, Vera Ross

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New Orleans Celebrates The Life of Big Freedia's Mother, Vera Ross

Tension Between Big Freedia's Manager and Choreographer

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Tension Between Big Freedia's Manager and Choreographer

Big Freedia's Backup Dancer Flash Get Back

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Big Freedia's Backup Dancer Flash Get Back

Big Freedia Season 5, Episode 1 Recap

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Big Freedia Season 5, Episode 1 Recap

Big Freedia's Sister Crystal Speaks Her Mind

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Big Freedia's Sister Crystal Speaks Her Mind

Amanda Cerny and Big Freedia Sh!tshow

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Amanda Cerny and Big Freedia Sh!tshow

Big Freedia Sets Twerking World Record

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Big Freedia Sets Twerking World Record

Big Freedia and Mannie Fresh - Dive

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Big Freedia and Mannie Fresh - Dive

Big Freedia's Bedazzled Blazer Comes to Life

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Big Freedia's Bedazzled Blazer Comes to Life

It's Puppy Love for Big Freedia!

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It's Puppy Love for Big Freedia!

Patterns & Prints: Big Freedia Goes Fabric Shopping

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Patterns & Prints: Big Freedia Goes Fabric Shopping

Team Freedia Kicks Off SXSW 2014 with Cake and Hairspray

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Team Freedia Kicks Off SXSW 2014 with Cake and Hairspray

Big Freedia Breaks It Down: How Freedia's Lace Front Wig Gets Done Right

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Big Freedia Breaks It Down: How Freedia's Lace Front Wig Gets Done Right

Find Out The Big Freedia Star's First Heartbreak: Ask Tootie

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Find Out The Big Freedia Star's First Heartbreak: Ask Tootie

Big Freedia’s Choreographer and Manager Argue Over Her Setlist

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Big Freedia’s Choreographer and Manager Argue Over Her Setlist

Big Freedia's Triumphant Return To The Stage In Mississippi

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Big Freedia's Triumphant Return To The Stage In Mississippi

The Big Freedia Star's Favorite Aphrodisiac: Ask Tootie

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The Big Freedia Star's Favorite Aphrodisiac: Ask Tootie

Big Freedia Seeks Advice From Her Mother Vera in Heaven

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Big Freedia Seeks Advice From Her Mother Vera in Heaven

Big Freedia and Her Favorite Divas Link Up: Girl Down

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Big Freedia and Her Favorite Divas Link Up: Girl Down

Get Familiar With Big Freedia Dancers Skip and Flash

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Get Familiar With Big Freedia Dancers Skip and Flash

Big Freedia Unleashes Excuse in NYC's Herald Square

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Big Freedia Unleashes Excuse in NYC's Herald Square

Big Freedia Season 1 / Season 2 Recap

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Big Freedia Season 1 / Season 2 Recap

Big Freedia Gets Fresh at the Salon

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Big Freedia Gets Fresh at the Salon

Big Freedia and Devon's Relationship Over The Past Five Seasons

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Big Freedia and Devon's Relationship Over The Past Five Seasons

Behind The Scenes with 'Big Freedia' Creative Director Wilberto

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Behind The Scenes with 'Big Freedia' Creative Director Wilberto

Big Freedia’s New Dancers Shake Up The French Quarter

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Big Freedia’s New Dancers Shake Up The French Quarter

Drama Between Freedia and Her Fiance Devon: Big Freedia First Look

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Drama Between Freedia and Her Fiance Devon: Big Freedia First Look

Freedia Gets Glam For A Movie Premiere Red Carpet: Big Freedia Deleted Scene

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Freedia Gets Glam For A Movie Premiere Red Carpet: Big Freedia Deleted Scene

Big Freedia's Girl Dancers React to the Boys' Clash With Freedia

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Big Freedia's Girl Dancers React to the Boys' Clash With Freedia

Dream Team of Bounce

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Dream Team of Bounce

Big Freedia Makes Explosive Strawberry Shortcake With Chef Tasheena

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Big Freedia Makes Explosive Strawberry Shortcake With Chef Tasheena

Big Freedia's Career Highlights Over the Past Five Seasons

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Big Freedia's Career Highlights Over the Past Five Seasons

The Moment Big Freedia Left Devon At The Altar

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The Moment Big Freedia Left Devon At The Altar

Formation, Finances and Fiancee: Big Freedia Season 5 Trailer

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Formation, Finances and Fiancee: Big Freedia Season 5 Trailer

Big Freedia Gives Her Managers Some Bad News

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Big Freedia Gives Her Managers Some Bad News

Does The Big Freedia Star Have A Boyfriend: Ask Tootie

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Does The Big Freedia Star Have A Boyfriend: Ask Tootie

Big Freedia Meets Her Hollywood Puppet Shitshow Puppet Mini Me

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Big Freedia Meets Her Hollywood Puppet Shitshow Puppet Mini Me

The Big Freedia Star's Best Date Ever: Ask Tootie

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The Big Freedia Star's Best Date Ever: Ask Tootie

Big Freedia, Katey Red & Sissy Nobby "Rock 'N' Bowl"

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Big Freedia, Katey Red & Sissy Nobby "Rock 'N' Bowl"

Melvin and Big Freedia Have A Heart-to-Heart

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Melvin and Big Freedia Have A Heart-to-Heart

Big Freedia Shakes Up RuPaul's DragCon 2017

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Big Freedia Shakes Up RuPaul's DragCon 2017

Big Freedia Season 4, Episode 3: First Look

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Big Freedia Season 4, Episode 3: First Look

How Big Freedia’s Nails Go From Bare to Bling

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How Big Freedia’s Nails Go From Bare to Bling

Big Freedia Performs "Crazy" At Nashville's Exit/In

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Big Freedia Performs "Crazy" At Nashville's Exit/In

Big Freedia's "Excuse" Gets The New Orleans Jazz Treatment

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Big Freedia's "Excuse" Gets The New Orleans Jazz Treatment

Big Freedia Season 5, Episode 5: First Look

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Big Freedia Season 5, Episode 5: First Look

Big Freedia Hits New York City's Pride Parade

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Big Freedia Hits New York City's Pride Parade

Big Freedia Talks Just Be Free Debut Album: Girl Down

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Big Freedia Talks Just Be Free Debut Album: Girl Down

New Boss of Bounce

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New Boss of Bounce

The Big Freedia Season 4 Finale: First Look

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The Big Freedia Season 4 Finale: First Look

Big Freedia and Katey Red's Touching Moment at Katey's Wedding

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Big Freedia and Katey Red's Touching Moment at Katey's Wedding

Big Freedia Checks In to L.A.'s Hotel Normandie

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Big Freedia Checks In to L.A.'s Hotel Normandie

Big Freedia's Explosive Vegas Debut at The Luxor Hotel

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Big Freedia's Explosive Vegas Debut at The Luxor Hotel

Big Freedia's Lawyer Warns GRAMMYs Trip May Not Happen

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Big Freedia's Lawyer Warns GRAMMYs Trip May Not Happen

The Best of Tootie

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The Best of Tootie

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists: Nelly Tries to Remember "Some" of His Career Awards BTS

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Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists: Nelly Tries to Remember "Some" of His Career Awards BTS

Big Freedia's Full "Duffy" Performance From The Just Be Free Tour

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Big Freedia's Full "Duffy" Performance From The Just Be Free Tour

Big Freedia and Ms Tee Perform Good Times Live at Republic New Orleans

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Big Freedia and Ms Tee Perform Good Times Live at Republic New Orleans

Recap: Season 4, Episode 5

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Recap: Season 4, Episode 5

Recap: Season 4, Episode 3

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Recap: Season 4, Episode 3

Big Freedia Takes Over The Fuse Offices In New York City (Part 1)

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Big Freedia Takes Over The Fuse Offices In New York City (Part 1)

Big Freedia Plays F-ck Marry Kill With People on the Street in New Orleans

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Big Freedia Plays F-ck Marry Kill With People on the Street in New Orleans

Big Freedia's Full "Explode" Performance From Her Just Be Free Tour

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Big Freedia's Full "Explode" Performance From Her Just Be Free Tour

Big Freedia Teams With Habitat for Humanity to Give Back to New Orleans: First Look

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Big Freedia Teams With Habitat for Humanity to Give Back to New Orleans: First Look

Big Freedia's DJ & Dancers Form Rap Trio: Mile Hi's 'Y U Jumpin?' Music Video

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Big Freedia's DJ & Dancers Form Rap Trio: Mile Hi's 'Y U Jumpin?' Music Video

Big Freedia Needs To Fck The Audience In Brazil: Deleted Scene

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Big Freedia Needs To Fck The Audience In Brazil: Deleted Scene

Big Freedia Zip Lining Over Vegas is the Funniest Thing You'll See Today

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Big Freedia Zip Lining Over Vegas is the Funniest Thing You'll See Today

Renee: Cast Spotlight

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Renee: Cast Spotlight