The Advocate Wins Two NLGJA Journalism Awards

The Advocate's Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia were announced as among the winners of this year's Excellence in Journalism Awards.



LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame Inductees
Tracy Baim, Windy City Media publisher, editor, author, historian and filmmaker
Lisa Keen, often considered the dean of America’s gay political reporting
Donna Cartwright, veteran copy editor at The New York Times and longtime transgender, LGBT and labor activist

Journalist of the Year Award
Chris Geidner 

Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for the LGBT Journalist of the Year
Lila Shapiro

Excellence in Blogging
Mark King for “My Fabulous Disease”  

Excellence in HIV/AIDS Coverage Award
David France for “How to Survive a Plague”
Honorable Mention: Steve Blanchard for “Chasing the Bug”

Excellence in News Writing Award
Timothy Cwiek for coverage of Nizah Morris case
Second: Beth Hawkins “Same-sex marriage, Minnesota and the Supreme Court: an FAQ for the befuddled”

Excellence in Feature Writing Award
First: Gabriel Arana for “Soldier without a War”
Second: Melissa Griffiths for “LGBTQ in the Capital” (series)
Third: Beth Schwartzapfel for “Little Boxes”

Excellence in Opinion/Editorial Writing Award
First: Tracy Baim for “The content of our character: Trayvon and us”
Second: Gail Shister for “Is Your Husband Gay?”
Third: Steve Friess for “My Turn as a Target of ‘God Hates Fags’ Preacher Fred Phelps”

Excellence in Online Journalism Award
Dani McClain for “Being ‘Masculine of Center’ While Black”

Excellence in Multimedia Award
Michelle Garcia for “The State of Pride in Sports”

Excellence in Photojournalism Award
D. David Robinson and Sunnivie Brydum for  “We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda”

Excellence in Student Journalism Award
Samuel Nemir Olivares Bonilla for “Boston Groups Reach Out to LGBT Youth of Color"

Excellence in Local Television Award
John-Carlos Estrada for “Bar Kicks Out Gay Couple for Dancing”

Excellence in Radio Award
Emma Jacobs for “One Gay, Binational Couple's Story -- and Hopes -- As Supreme Court Decision Nears”

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