GLAAD Nominees Announced

Heidi lists the nominated comics in the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Awards for “fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.” (link no longer available) They are:
Gotham Central” by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker (DC Comics)
“Strangers in Paradise” by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)
“Top Ten: The Forty-Niners” by Alan Moore (ABC Comics/Wildstorm)
“Y: The Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo/DC Comics)
“Young Avengers” by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)

It’s typical of the awards that they concentrate on nominees from the “big two”, because they seem to be looking to recognize visible portrayals, and many small publishers (which often have more progressive treatment of other-than-het characters) are thus overlooked. Of this list, though, I would be happy to see Young Avengers win, because I think that comic has done the most to portray a gay relationship that seems realistic as normal and yet interesting to readers.

Dorian has thoughts on the awards overall that provide more background, while David points out many of the titles that should have been recognized this year, and Lyle (in comments at David’s post) explains GLAAD’s “Impact” factor for nominations.

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