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Readers, friends, A-campers, lend us your ears! We have done it again! Thanks to your continued financial and emotional support — and the endless energy, enthusiasm and wits of our writers and editors — Autostraddle dot com has been nominated for GLAAD’s Outstanding Blog of the Year for the third year in a row! The third year in a row, you say? Yes, kittens, the third year in a row! We were nominated in 2013 and 2014, too!
In the wise words of our Lady of Feminist Motivation Leslie Knope, “Do it! Fierce! Power!”
We’re so psyched and super honored to be nominated along with some other really rad queer blogs:
+ Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
Y’all are the ones who keep making this happen for us, you know? You guys! YOU!
And guess what other amazing news? Lumberjanes was nominated for Best Comic Book! You go, Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis! Four for you, Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis! Champagne to the max!
Below is a full list of GLAAD Award nominees, and here’s a cool thing: Nine of the ten shows nominated for Outstanding Drama feature queer women! That’s an all-time high!
OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
The Imitation Game
Love is Strange
The Skeleton Twins
OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Dear White People
The Way He Looks
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones
How to Get Away with Murder
Last Tango in Halifax
Masters of Sex
Pretty Little Liars
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Orange Is the New Black
Please Like Me
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
“Deep Breath” Doctor Who
“Down a Tree” Good Luck Charlie
“Identity Crisis” Drop Dead Diva
“Let’s Have a Baby” Playing House
“No Lack of Void” Elementary
OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
The Normal Heart
The Case Against 8
L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin
Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word
To Russia with Love
True Trans with Laura Jane Grace
OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
B.O.R.N. to Style
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
R&B Divas: Atlanta
Survivor: San Juan del Sur
OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA
Days of Our Lives
OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Angel Haze, Dirty Gold
Mary Gauthier, Trouble & Love
Mary Lambert, Heart on My Sleeve
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Hawkeye, written by Matt Fraction
Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Memetic, written by James Tynion IV
Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
“Issues Facing the Transgender Community” Katie
“Laverne Cox discusses ‘The T Word'” The View
“Michael Sam” Oprah Prime
“Pepe Julian Onziema” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
“Robin Roberts” The Ellen DeGeneres Show
OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
“Coming Out” Nick News With Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
“Gay and Muslim in America” America Tonight (Al Jazeera America)
“Gay Rodeo” This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN)
“Infield & Out: Baseball for All” Morning Joe (MSNBC)
“Transgender Society” Ronan Farrow Daily (MSNBC)
OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
“Change is Coming to the South” Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
“Fired for Being Gay?” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
“License to Discriminate?” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
“A Model with a Mission” Alicia Menendez Tonight (Fusion)
“Transgender Tipping Point?” This Week (ABC)
OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
“A Christian Family, a Gay Son and a Wichita Father’s Change of Heart” by Roy Wenzl (The Wichita Eagle)
“For Transgender Service Members, Honesty Can End Career” by Ernesto Londoño (The Washington Post)
“An Identity to Call Their Own” [series] by Michael A. Fuoco & Mackenzie Carpenter (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
“Longtime Utah LGBT Advocates Recount Brutal History” by Erin Alberty (Salt Lake City Tribune)
“When They Stopped Waiting” by Shaun McKinnon (The Arizona Republic)
OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
“Do Ask, Do Tell” by S.L. Price (Sports Illustrated)
“The Forsaken” by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
“Inside the Iron Closet: What It’s Like to Be Gay in Putin’s Russia” by Jeff Sharlet (GQ)
“Sex Without Fear” by Tim Murphy (New York)
“The Transgender Tipping Point” by Katy Steinmetz (Time)
OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
“31 Days of PrEP” [series] (Advocate.com)
“Black Parents, Gay Sons and Redefining Masculinity” by Edward Wyckoff Williams (TheRoot.com)
“Conner Mertens came out to his college football team. Now he comes out publicly.” by Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)
“A Nun’s Secret Ministry Brings Hope to the Transgender Community” by Nathan Schneider (America.Aljazeera.com)
“A Year Later, ‘Nothing’ Has Changed Since Transgender Woman Islan Nettles was Killed” by Tony Merevick (Buzzfeed.com)
OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM – MULTIMEDIA
“Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets” by Miranda Leitsinger (NBCNews.com)
“Why did the U.S. Lock Up These Women with Men?” by Cristina Costantini, Jorge Rivas, Kristofer Ríos (Fusion.net)
“With Technology I Didn’t Have to Sell My Body” by Kerri Pang (MSNBC.com)
“Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens” by Adri Murguia, Christo Geoghegan (News.Vice.com)
“Young and Gay in Putin’s Russia” by Milene Larsson (News.Vice.com)
Thank you, every one of you, for continuing to allow us to do what we love by supporting us with A+ memberships, sharing our stuff on social media, and encouraging us and sharpening us with your heartpower and brainpower every day. We love you back, to infinity!
Recycling this gif but relevant for a happy occasion I think~
I’m the Entertainment Media and Media Awards intern at GLAAD. DO YOU KNOW HARD IT WAS NOT TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE NOMINATIONS????
Seriously, I’ve been dying to spill.
I LOVE YOU CLEO
I love you too!!!
THIS IS OUR YEAR GUYS
YOU GUYS, CONGRATULATION!
But it’s not just you! The piece nominated in OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE called ‘The Forsaken’ from Rolling Stone is also a masterpiece (but be warned, it may makes you sad and pessimistic)!
Congrats to the A Team!!
Victory or Valhalla!
I love autostraddle.
So happy autostraddle got nominated! List of nominees will make for lots of interesting media to watch and/or read.
This community is awesome. It is my internet safe-harbor. I wish I could be friends with you guys in real life. Congrats on the nomination, and keep up the good work! :D
Looking forward to your next media venture, which I sincerely hope is Real World: Autostraddle.
–In which people behave humanely, say things that are smart and funny, and resolve conflict peacefully.
–And thus the revolution will be televised.
Yay and congratulations to everybody!
YES! YOU DESERVE THIS!
Champagne to the max!!!!