Bloggers are being treated like stepchildren by GLAAD again.
A year after we TBLGQ bloggers had to raise hell just to get the Outstanding Blogger category reinstated after it was dropped from the GLAAD Media Awards entirely, looks like GLAAD is backsliding once again into the problematic behaviors that pissed many of us in Blogging World off and compelled us to write about it in the first place.
In the drop down category menu for the New York awards show that is taking place tonight at the New York Hilton Midtown, there is no mention of the Outstanding Blog award nominees.
In fact one of the reasons my statuesque behind will be in Texas tonight and not New York for it is because the blogging category isn’t even going to get an onstage presentation.
If you claim that bloggers are indispensable to the movement and jump starting policy and societal conversations about TBLGQ and other issues, then your GLAAD Media Awards show actions and how the blogging category is handled doesn’t convey the ‘we’re valued’ sentiment to me and other bloggers who put in the time and effort to create informative quality content for the readers of our platforms.
And I’m saying that as someone who received a Special Recognition award that is sitting on my shelf just a few months ago during the GLAAD Gala San Francisco.
I’m not feeling the love when a GLAAD Award Best Blogger category I’ve now been nominated for twice and will hopefully win in a few hours, doesn’t even get the prestigious respect of being handed out onstage.
TransGriot Update: The Outstanding Blog award finally went to Alvin McEwen’s Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters tonight. This was his fourth nomination for it.