The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced their Media Award nominations today, including the comics category. The awards recognize “news coverage and entertainment programming that go beyond stock stereotypes with LGBT storylines that more fully reflect the challenges gay and transgender people face and the aspirations we hold for ourselves and our families.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Z. Greenberg, Jim Krueger, Doug Petrie, Joss Whedon (Dark Horse Comics)
Detective Comics by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
Madame Xanadu by Matt Wagner (Vertigo/DC Comics)
Secret Six by Gail Simone (DC Comics)
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)


  1. a) very happy there’s such a good list of nominations.
    b) While ‘Detective Comics’ will probably win, I really think Peter David’s ‘X-Factor’ has been a better example of well integrated gay characters.