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GLAAD Announces 2012 Award Nominees

This morning, GLAAD announced the nominees for their 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The awards recognize positive or progressive portrayals of LGBTQ characters in the media. (Which doesn’t explain why or how Torchwood got a nomination.) Anyway, I’m always more interested in the comics nominations. I was very excited to see all my favorites recognized for their hard work and revolutionary representations of LGBTQ characters. If you read any of the comics nominated, you’re going to be impressed and proud of what the comics medium is capable of, in terms of social change and honest, interesting stories and characters. Congratulations to all the nominees! The awards will be presented in three separate ceremonies in New York (March 24), Los Angeles (April 21) and San Francisco (June 2).

Following are the nominees in the major categories. Agree? Disagree? Let us know what you think!

Outstanding Comic Book
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)
Batwoman by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman (DC Comics)
Secret Six by Gail Simone (DC Comics)
Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)
X-Factor by Peter David (Marvel Comics)

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
Albert Nobbs (Roadside Attractions)
Beginners (Focus Features)
J. Edgar (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
Circumstance (Roadside Attractions)
Gun Hill Road (Motion Film Group)
Pariah (Focus Features)
Tomboy (Rocket Releasing)
Weekend (Sundance Selects)

Outstanding Drama Series
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Shameless (Showtime)
Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Exes and Ohs (Logo)
Glee (Fox)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Big C (Showtime)

Outstanding Music Artist
Beverly McClellan, Fear Nothing (Oarfin Records)
Girl in a Coma, Exits & All the Rest (Blackheart Records)
Hunx and His Punx, Too Young to Be in Love (Hardly Art)
Lady Gaga, Born This Way (Interscope Records)
MEN, Talk About Body (IAMSOUND Records)

See the rest of the nominees for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at