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k.d. lang, Sleater-Kinney among GLAAD Media Award nominees
(January 18, 2001)
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced Tuesday the nominees for its twelfth annual Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards recognizes individuals and projects in the media and entertainment industries for "fair, accurate and inclusive" representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities "as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination."
Artists and projects -- from Sleater-Kinney to the Equality Rocks concert last April in Washington, D.C. -- were found to promote equal rights in a cross-section of twenty-three categories. In the music category, Sleater-Kinney (All Hands on the Bad One), k.d. lang (Invincible Summer), Janis Ian (God and the FBI), Stephan Gately (New Beginning) and Patty Larkin (Regrooving the Dream) are up for Outstanding Album. The Equality Rocks concert was singled out for special recognition.
Rolling Stone was also nominated, for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, along with The Chronicle of Higher Education, Entertainment Weekly, The Nation and Newsweek. RS writer Katherine Marsh's piece, "Coming Out on Fraternity Row," was nominated for Outstanding Magazine Article, along with "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) and "Through the Gender Labyrinth" by Michael Hiltzik (Los Angeles Times Magazine).
GLAAD expects more than 5,000 people to attend the four awards ceremonies, which will take place in New York on April 16th, Los Angeles on April 28th, in Washington, D.C. on May 12th and in San Francisco on June 9th. Ticket information can be found at www.glaad.org.