GLADD announces 23rd Annual Media Award Nominees

Outstanding Film – Wide Release

Albert Nobbs

Roadside Attractions


Focus Features

J. Edgar

Warner Bros. Pictures

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Photos from the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in NYC

'Top Chef: Just Dessert's Zack Young with the Rokk Vodka Vikings

NYC’s finest came this weekend to celebrate the 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis and sponsors ROKK vodka was kind enough to provide plenty of photos of celebs and other attendees.

GLAAD honorees Ricky Martin and Russell Simmons strutted down the ROKK blue carpet, and the evening included hilarious jokes from host Andy […]

GLAAD’s 2011 Media Award nominees

'The Kids are All Right'

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) announed their nominees this past week for the 2011 Media Awards. GLAAD gives the awards to honor fair and inclusive media portrayals of the LGBT community. The GLAAD awards bring together leaders and members of the LGBT community,straight allies, media professionals, and celebrities.

Some of the categories include film, TV dramas, comedy series, music, documentary, reality shows, newspaper columnists, outstanding overall newspaper coverage, magazine articles, digital journalism, blogs, New York theater, LA theater, and comic books.

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Congratulating the LGBT themed Golden Globe winners

Producer Ryan Murphy, left, kisses actor Chris Colfer, both of television's "Glee," as they hold their awards at the Fox party following the Golden Globes. AP Photo

Although The Social Network took the top prize at last night’s Golden Globe Awards several LGBT themed shows and/or actors also took top honors.

Many of these movies also appear on my best gay movies list of 2010 as well as the best LGBT on TV over the years. There’s several that I hardly know at all and certainly didn’t know the queer connections the shows have on their staff.

A complete list is below.

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Wearing purple in support of LGBTQ youth

6 teen suicides have catalyzed a movement in support of queer youth

6 teen suicides have catalyzed a movement in support of queer youthWondering what all the royal and lavendar tones are on your Facebook today? It’s in support of LGBTQ youth in the wake of recent suicides.

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools. RIP Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase and Billy Lucas. You are loved.

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