We're pleased to announce that staff writer Lauren Smiley is a finalist for a media award from GLAAD
(the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Her piece, "Girl/Boy Interrupted"
(excerpted picture, left) is nominated in the Newspaper Article category. This is a national award; Smiley is up against challengers from The New York Times
and the Los Angeles Times
. What is perhaps more extraordinary is the fact that this was the first long-form piece she wrote in her stint here as a Fellow and it was recognized in this fashion. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 17 at the Marriott Marquis. More info after the jump.
Media Award -- Newspaper Article -- Nominees
"Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight" by Jane Gross (The New York Times)
"Girl/Boy Interrupted" by Lauren Smiley (SF Weekly)
"In a Progressive State, a City Where Gay Life Hangs by a Thread" by Andrew Jacobs (The New York Times)
"Line in Sand for Same-Sex Couples" by Teresa Watanabe (Los Angeles Times)
"What the Heart Wants" by Lane DeGregory (St. Petersburg Times)