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The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has released its nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The extensive list includes contenders for Outstanding Film, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Newspaper Article, and more. View the full list here.
The Controversial Life and Times of “Dear Abby”: Pauline Friedman Phillips (a.k.a., Abigail Van Buren), the “Dear Abby” advice columnist, passed last week at the age of 94. Often controversial, she is considered a supporter and an advocate for LGBT rights. In the 1970s, one letter writer bashed a gay couple, claiming that the pair was destroying the neighborhood. Phillips famously responded, “You could move.” Click here for a list of reasons to love and mourn the iconic “Dear Abby” writer.
Utah School District Returns Controversial Lesbian Family Book To Shelves: Patricia Polacco’s In Our Mothers’ House, a children’s book featuring lesbian parents, is back on the shelves in Utah’s Davis School District. Previously, the title had been placed behind library counters; students had to secure parental permission to take home the book. [Autostraddle]
Richard Blanco: Making a Man Out of Me: Inauguration poet Richard Blanco sounds off on his homophobic grandmother and how surviving her abuse shaped his work today. [HuffingtonPost]