If ‘Easy A’ is up for best pic, that means the GLAAD Award nominees are here

I would have mentioned Burlesque, but the Golden Globes beat GLAAD to the punch. Anyhow, those are just two of the nominees GLAAD has announced for this year’s media awards. Unfortunately the Dallas Voice missed out on all the journalism nominations, but you know, the Atlanta Journal Constitution does a great job on LGBT issues?! Congrats are in order. GLAAD’s fetish of pissing on the gay press continues, but really, who are we compared to nominee People Magazine in regards to covering the gay stuff? And hey, what about Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives?

But seriously, I am pretty stoked about the music nominations. The nominees for outstanding music artist (LGBT music artists who released an original album in 2010) are:


Antony and the Johnsons
Swanlights (Secretly Canadian)
Big Freedia
Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 (Big Freedia Records)
Chely Wright
Lifted Off the Ground (Vanguard Records)
Kele Okereke
The Boxer (Glassnote Records)
Scissor Sisters
Night Work (Downtown Record

I’ll go out on a limb and predict Chely Wright as the clear winner, but wouldn’t mind a Big Freedia upset. Nothing against Wright, but Freedia’s was definitely the most exciting of this bunch and took us to places many haven’t been to much before.

GLAAD also announced its Spanish-language nominees.

—  Rich Lopez

Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka:

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Finally, Neil can swap out ’80s theme songs:

Good As You

—  John Wright

Congrats to Kerry Eleveld on her award for ‘Excellence in LGBT Media’

For the past year and a half, either late on Friday or early Saturday, we post a link to Kerry Eleveld’s weekly column, The View from Washington. I’ll be linking to the latest column later.

But, first, we have to offer our congratulations to Ms. Eleveld, who is receiving the Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media tonight at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association (NLGJA) conference in San Francisco. When NLGJA announced the award, the press release stated:

Kerry Eleveld of The Advocate has been selected to be honored with the Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media. Named for the late Newsweek journalist and founding editor of Out magazine, the award recognizes outstanding contributions of a journalist working in the LGBT media.

Of Eleveld’s work, judges said: “Eleveld needs to be commended for pushing for a D.C. bureau for The Advocate,” as well as “From her unique place inside the White House, she’s consistently making news and controlling the direction of news stories.”

Indeed, Kerry has been making news since she arrived in D.C. last year. She’s broken story after story — and has asked savvy questions of those in power. The LGBT community has benefited immeasurably from having her on the D.C. beat.

I love to watch her in action. I know when she asks a question, it’s so well thought out that she’s going to get news from it. I guess that’s why the White House hasn’t let her interview the President. For example, this question to Robert Gates showed up on Rachel Maddow:

So, congrats to Kerry. It’s an honor well-deserved.


—  John Wright