The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominations were announced this morning. The list includes several pleasant surprises, such as the The L.A. Complex nominated for "Outstanding Drama Series." The series and its delicious storyline about a closeted gangsta rapper attracted a cult fanbase ... but not nearly enough viewers to avoid cancellation last month.
Rod 2.0 has been nominated for "Outstanding Bog" for the third consecutive year. The other nominees: Autostraddle, Blac(k)ademic, The New Civil Rights Movement and Towleroad. The nominees are terrific. So delighted to be included among them.
The full list of nominees HERE.
Last year we had the honor of being nominated in two categories—"Outstanding Magazine Article" and "Outstanding Blog." The article was "Making It Work: Black Same Sex Couples Raising Kids in the South" in the October 2011 EBONY.
More good news for EBONY this year. Marc Lamont Hill and EBONY.com were nominated for "Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" in "Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?" Other nominees in that category include CNBC.com, Advocate.com, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner.
The GLAAD Media Awards are intended to recognize and honor "culture-changing LGBT images and stories." The awards will be celebrated in three ceremonies: New York City on March 16, Los Angeles on April 20 and San Francisco on May 11.
Bravo and congratulations to all of the talented nominees. The full list of nominees HERE.