Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The GLAAD Media Award Is Home!
When I took it back to the apartment to open it, inside was the GLAAD Media Award I'd won back in April!
a special recognition award from them presented to me by the lovely Angelica Ross for my ten years of telling it like it T-I-S is about what's happening in our community and beyond.
Hope I get to return the favor for Angelica someday.
And to be honest, before they called my name, I thought Mark S. King's 'My Fabulous Disease' would get it this year
I'm the second trans person, however to be nominated for it. I'm only the first trans feminine person to do so. Dr. Kortney Ziegler's blac(k)ademic back in 2013 was the first blog by any trans person to get a GLAAD Outstanding Blog nomination in this category
It was also historic in the context of for the first time ever in the history of the GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Blog category, two Black LGBT bloggers won this award in consecutive years.
Alvin McEwen's Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters did so last year.
Next year I'm looking forward to seeing who wins the Outstanding Blog category. But for now, I'm thinking about just how good it looks on my shelf next to my decorative silver typewriter and how much work I put in to get it.