“The Jennifer Hudson Show” has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the category of Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode for the November episode featuring David Archuleta.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.
The singer and “American Idol” Season 7 runner-up appeared on the show to discuss how coming out as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community changed his relationship with the Mormon church and how it affected his recent music.
David explained that “there’s a lot of lack of understanding” with LGBTQ issues in the church, as he said “all they think about is sex.”
“They think it’s an evil thing,” he said.
David said his inner turmoil made him start to think, “It’s better just to not be here anymore.”
David told Jennifer that when he came out, he “received thousands of messages” from people experiencing the same issue. Some of those people include members of his church in Nashville.