The annual GLAAD media awards, recognizing ” fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives” in the media came out yesterday, and five comics were nominated.
Hawkeye, written by Matt Fraction
Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Memetic, written by James Tynion IV
Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan
As I note every year when I announce these nominees, GLAAD tends to focus on mainstream comics, so none of the great indies addressing these issues made the ist, But you know, this is still a great list. Congrats to the nominees!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.