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Two publications from the Here Media family earned nominations for the 64th annual Maggie Awards, a yearly competition that honors the best accomplishments out of West Coast-based publishing.
Finalists are selected by the southern California-based Western Publishing Association. The Advocate was nominated in three categories, including Best Digital Edition Cover for December's interactive #DayInLGBT issue, and Best Digital Edition Article for Michelle Garcia's piece on Michael Weinstein, and why the HIV activist is getting blamed for myths about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). It was part of the monthlong series, "31 Days of PrEP," which won a GLAAD Media Awards this weekend.
In addition to those two nominations, The Advocate is also recognized alongside major sites like Mother Jones and Truthdig in the overall Best Web Publication category, a prestigious and sought-after award.
HIV Plus, the nation's leading magazine on topics about and related to HIV and AIDS, is nominated for Best Health & Fitness Publication in the Consumer category for its September/October issue, the "20 Amazing HIV-Positive Gay Men" edition. In the past year alone HIV Plus has covered stories ranging from the continued effectiveness of PrEP, to pop singer Rihanna's decision to become a vocal HIV activist.
The 2015 Maggie Award winners will be announced on May 1 at a banquet ceremony held in Los Angeles. To see the full list of Maggie award nominees, check out the WPA's website.