The nominations for the annual GLAAD Media Awards were released today, and The Advocate is nominated twice for its work over the past year covering the most important news affecting LGBT people.
Managing editor Sunnivie Brydum and contributing writer Mitch Kellaway were honored with a nomination in the Outstanding Digital Journalism Article category for their work chronicling and reporting the heartbreaking story of Ky Peterson, a black trans man from Georgia who was sent to prison after killing his rapist.
The nation’s oldest and most trusted LGBT news and politics publication was also nominated in the Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage category, competing alongside other popular publications like Time, Variety, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan.
Queer popular culture also has a place at the GLAAD Awards, with critically acclaimed films and televisions shows such as Carol, The Danish Girl, Tangerine, Orange Is the New Black, Transparent, How to Get Away With Murder, and I Am Cait all being recognized with nominations.
Every year, the GLAAD Media Awards are bestowed to “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”
To see The Advocate’s nominations, and for the the entire list of nominees, visit GLAAD’s website here.