2018 GLAAD Media Award Nominees Include Autostraddle, Gabby Rivera’s “America,” “One Day at a Time” and More of Your Faves

GLAAD announced their 29th Media Awards nominees today and guess what? Yes! You’re right! Autostraddle dot com has been nominated for “Outstanding Blog” for the fourth time. We were nominated in 2013, 2014, we won in 2015, and now we’re nominated in 2018! Also, Riese Bernard, Autostraddle co-founder/CEO/EIC, was nominated last year for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article for her comprehensive work about trans women on TV.

Remember 2015? You never even thought about Donald Trump once in 2015.

We’re really proud to share this nomination with some other rad independently published websites:

Gays With Kids

My Fabulous Disease

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents


It took our senior editors several hours after we received the nominations yesterday for us to realize we’re on the list because we were busy doing the million things we do every day to make this indie publication we live and love flourish in a world where we’re constantly competing with LGBT websites that have major venture capital behind them, and LGBT verticals on mainstream websites that — you guessed it — have major venture capital behind them. Which is why this nomination is your victory too! We don’t have venture capital. We have A+ members who stand behind us and believe in us and lift us up, and we have readers who buy our Gender Traitor hoodies and Lavender Menace tees and Read a F*cking Book enamel pins, and we have A-Campers who sleep on bunk beds in cabins in dance their hearts out in the forest surrounded by other queer humans. We have you. And it’s a good thing we’ve got going here.

You’ll notice some other familiar names on this year’s list of GLAAD nominees, including former Autostraddle writer Gaby Rivera who got a very well-deserved nod for her comic book writing debut on America. (Congratulations, Gabby!) Plus a lot of your favs:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release

Battle of the Sexes

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Bold Type

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Survivor’s Remorse


One Day at a Time

Outstanding Drama Series


The Handmaid’s Tale


Wynonna Earp

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

“Chosen Family” Danger & Eggs

Steven Universe

The Loud House

And of course a Best Episode nod for Master of None‘s “Thanksgiving” episode.

We’re honored to receive this nomination for the fourth time (we think that’s the most anyone’s ever been nominated for Outstanding Blog, actually!). We’re really, really proud of the work we did last year. And we’re so excited to keep building this community and making the world better with you.

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Heather has written 1718 articles for us.


  1. Amazing. Good job on all your hard work! It’s great to see it be recognized. That quality is the reason you have us supporting you.

  2. I’ll be biased and say I really hope Wynonna Earp wins for Best Drama series. I’ll be honest I don’t watch any of the other shows on the list but the WayHaught relationship is the best I have ever seen on TV between 2 females, 2 males, or male and female. It’s a little shit show (not to be confused with shitholes) but it’s our shit show and I am hoping the voters or deciders of the awards know about it.

  3. Sqweeeee! I’m practically incoherent.

    This is so exciting. Congrats to all of you. Hard work doesn’t even begin to describe what you do.

  4. Congrats! Y’all deserve it! Love the new writers you brought on in 2017 and the fresh perspectives they bring. Looking forward to everything to come in 2018!

  5. Well, if you’re a blog you’re the best goddamn blog I ever read.
    But in my heart, you’re so much more than that. AS defies categories and deserves all the praise and awards and nods and winks it ever gets.

    AS team, u rock.

    Thanks for sharing the nominees. I’m off to shoot some glass bottles off a fence as I try to recover from the news that One Mississippi has been cancelled without being included on this list.

    And then burn some sage (or some other herb that represents smashing the patriarchy) to help Wynonna Earp kick some GLAAD butt.

  6. Good Job and Well Done everyone. Here’s hoping it’s not just the nomination that you’ve won. You deserve to win it all!

  7. Wow, there are some seriously good nominations there! As far as drama goes, I’d love to see Sense8 take the prize, but as for Steven Universe vs Danger & Eggs, that’s a tough call. I think I’d have to go with SU, but there’s no question, D&E’s sharply written, and hugely enjoyable as well.

    And of course, congratulations on your own nomination! Hugely well deserved, and if anybody’s hesitating to go with an A+ membership, I can only wholeheartedly recommend you run with it. ^_^

  8. Congratulations on your nomination, I really hope you win. I am not familiar with those you are competing with (and massive respect for you to linking to their sites), but you are a great site.

    You are the most inclusive site for queer/LGBT+ women and non-binary people, you care so much and you write interesting, moving, useful and thought provoking articles. I think/hope that some of the things you have written have made we want to be a better person. You have great values and where you offer an opinion or perspective I hadn’t considered I always think about what you have said and for the most part agree with you after reflection.

  9. Mazal tov Autostraddle! I’m so proud to contribute a teeny bit as an A+ member. Crossing my fingers for y’all and One Day at a Time, the best sitcom in a million years.

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