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GLAAD Announces Nominees For 12th Annual Media Awards

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) recently announced the nominees for its 12th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by ABSOLUT VODKA. The awards will take place in four ceremonies to be held in New York City on April 16, in Los Angeles on April 28, in Washington, D.C., on May 12, and in San Francisco on June 9. A complete list of nominees follows.

GLAAD also announced special recognition for CBS' "Survivor," which featured openly gay corporate trainer Richard Hatch; NBC's "The West Wing," which regularly addresses issues of discrimination against the lesbian and gay community; and Equality Rocks, the unprecedented April 29, 2000, gathering of the music industry in Washington, D.C., to promote equal rights for gays and lesbians.

The GLAAD Media Awards were created to honor individuals and projects in the media and entertainment industries for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Nominees were published, released or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2000. Nearly 1,000 projects were considered in 23 categories.

This year, GLAAD expects more than 5,000 to attend the four ceremonies, raising more than $2.5 million for the organization's work. Founded in 1985, GLAAD is a national organization with a staff of 32, an annual budget of $5.8 million, and offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Presenting Sponsor ABSOLUT VODKA is celebrating its 12th year with the GLAAD Media Awards and its 20th year in the LGBT community. More than 100 other corporate sponsors are showing their support, including the David Bohnett Foundation and the Michael Palm Foundation as Platinum Underwriters. American Airlines (GLAAD's official airline), AT&T and Mediapolis join the Media Awards as the event's Underwriters. Anheuser-Busch and Wells Fargo Bank are also major sponsors of the events. Additional sponsors include Budget on Sunset; Brady, Klein, Weissman; Eddie Bauer; the Geffen Foundation; Michael Huffington; InStyle Magazine; Le Montrose Suite Hotel; Miramax Films; Time, Inc.; Andy Tobias and Charles Nolan; and Sid Sheinberg.

For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Levy, Pazanti & Associates at (888) 655-6529 or (310) 201-5033. General event and ticket information can also be found at GLAAD Online, www.glaad.org.

12TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS NOMINATIONS LIST

OUTSTANDING FILM - WIDE RELEASE
Best In Show (Warner Bros.)
Billy Elliot (Universal Focus)
The Next Best Thing (Paramount Pictures)
Wonder Boys (Paramount Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM - LIMITED RELEASE
Aimee & Jaguar (Zeitgeist Films)
Before Night Falls (Fine Line Features)
The Broken Hearts Club (Sony Pictures Classics)
Urbania (Lions Gate Films)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Beggars and Choosers (Showtime)
Los Beltran (Telemundo)
Popular (The WB)
Will & Grace (NBC)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB)
Dawson's Creek (The WB)
Felicity (The WB)
Queer as Folk (Showtime)
Undressed (MTV)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (IN A SERIES WITHOUT A REGULAR GAY CHARACTER)
"Are You My Father?" Family Law (CBS)
"Boys Will Be Girls" Chicago Hope (CBS)
"Freak Show" Gideon's Crossing (ABC)
"The Little Things" Freaks and Geeks (NBC)
"The Whole Truth" Ed (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE
Chutney Popcorn (Sundance Channel)
Common Ground (Showtime)
Holiday Heart (Showtime)
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (HBO)
The Truth About Jane (Lifetime)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Creature (Seventh Art Releasing)
Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 (Sundance Channel)
Our House (PBS)
The Real World: New Orleans (MTV)
You Don't Know Dick (Sundance Channel)

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA
All My Children (ABC)

OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM
"High School Hero: The Corey Johnson Story" 20/20 Downtown (ABC)
"A Different Kind of Family" 60 Minutes II (CBS)
"Gay in the Military" 20th Century with Mike Wallace (The History Channel)
Is It a Boy or a Girl? (Discovery Channel)
"The Sporting Taboo" Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
"Battle-Scarred Rookie Leads the Charge Against Homophobia" by Shirley
Barnes, Chicago Tribune
"A Closet in a Closet: Gay, Lesbian Community Slow to Confront Domestic
Abuse" by Kevin Simpson, The Denver Post
"Gay Muslims Unite in Face of Rejection" by Emily Wax, Washington Post
"Gay Teens Travel a Long Road" by Phuong Ly, Washington Post
"Icon Recast: Support for a Gay Athlete" by Robert Lipsyte, The New York Times

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE
Boston Globe
Los Angeles Times
The Miami Herald
Rutland Herald
The Salt Lake Tribune

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
Richard Goldstein (The Village Voice)
Leonard Pitts, Jr. (The Miami Herald)
Deb Price (The Detroit News)
Robert Scheer (Los Angeles Times)
Craig Wilson (USA Today)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Entertainment Weekly
The Nation
Newsweek
Rolling Stone Magazine

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
"Coming Out on Fraternity Row" by Katherine Marsh, Rolling Stone Magazine
"Country Undetectable: Gay Artists in Country Music" by Chris Dickinson,
The Journal of Country Music
"Reflections of a Gay Athletics Director" by Michael Muska, The Chronicle
of Higher Education
"State of the Union" by Andrew Sullivan, The New Republic
"Through the Gender Labyrinth" by Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times Magazine

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM ARTICLE
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Fall in Love" by Dave Cullen, Salon.com
"The Gay Nabokov" by Lev Grossman, Salon.com
"Getting Out Early" by Stacey D'Erasmo, Nerve.com
"High-Tech Gender Bending" by Dianne Lynch, ABCNews.com
"Inside a Lesbian 'Witch Hunt'" by Fiona Morgan, Salon.com

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALISM OVERALL COVERAGE
ABCNews.com
CNN.com
Latino.com
Nerve.com

OUTSTANDING ADVERTISING
"Committed Couple" Propecia (print)
"HIV Stops With Me" San Francisco Department of Public Health (TV and print)
"Immigration" John Hancock Financial Services (TV)
"It's Not a Choice" Suburu (print)
"Language of Love" MTV Promo (TV)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ALBUM
All Hands on the Bad One, Sleater-Kinney (Kill Rock Stars)
god and the fbi, Janis Ian (Windham Hill)
Invincible Summer, k.d. lang (Warner Bros.)
New Beginning, Stephen Gately (Polydor)
Regrooving the Dream, Patty Larkin (Vanguard)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
The Authority (WildStorm/DC Comics)
Jenny Sparks: The Secret History of the Authority (WildStorm/DC Comics)
Pedro and Me (Henry Holt)
Promethea (America's Best Comics/WildStorm)
Top Ten (America's Best Comics/WildStorm)

OUTSTANDING N.Y. THEATER PRODUCTION - BROADWAY & OFF-BROADWAY
Boys Don't Wear Lipstick
Dirty Blonde
Kit Marlowe
The Laramie Project
Street of Blood

OUTSTANDING N.Y. THEATER PRODUCTION - OFF-OFF-BROADWAY
Enough About Me: An Unauthorized Autobiography
Please Everything Burst
Preaching to the Perverted
Salad of the Bad Cafe

OUTSTANDING L.A. THEATER PRODUCTION
Bare
Snakebit
Southern Baptist Sissies
Tour de Femme: Suzanne Westenhoefer
What's Wrong With Angry?

OUTSTANDING D.C. THEATER PRODUCTION
Another American: Asking & Telling
The Boys in the Band
The Dying Gaul
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Last Time I Wore a Dress

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Equality Rocks
Survivor (CBS)
The West Wing (NBC)


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