I've written about this before, but the GLAAD Media Award nominees have been announced and I'm pissed off again, so here we go.
My comments from 2005 remain relevant:
There are all sorts of LGBT/GLBT/whatever awards for all sorts of things, and GLAAD has no problem doubling-up on some of these. For instance, there are gay music awards, gay journalism awards, and gay film awards. I wouldn't be especially surprised if there were even gay comic book awards given out somewhere. In these categories, GLAAD boldly goes where everyone has gone before.I guess we live in a world where Entertainment Weekly, The Real World: Brooklyn and One Life to Live are considered more worthy of praise from a national gay organization than gay fiction and nonfiction. Oh, when the gay independent bookstores close their doors and the national chains marginalize us, they will issue a press release and express regrets. But will they help promote the industry?
But apparently if you put a book in front of them, their heads explode. The lack of a GLAAD award for literature is an egregious oversight.
Which means that GLAAD is part of the problem.