One of the best parts of being a prominent LGBT blogger is the ability to use the bully pulpit. I think most of us on Bilerico sites try not to overuse that luxury, but some issues cry out for more attention than they're regularly given. Anti-violence issues - whether that has to do with hate crimes, community support, safety information, the prison industrial complex, or personal stories - are one of the big topics I'm proud to say we cover quite a bit.
Apparently the New York City Anti-Violence Project thinks we're doing a good job. They're giving me a Courage Award for the work we've done on Bilerico Project. I'll be sharing the award with three other popular LGBT bloggers, including contributor Pam Spaulding for her own award winning site, Pam's House Blend, Joe Jervis for Joe.My.God., and Andy Towle for Towleroad. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner is also being honored this year.
The 13th annual Courage Awards will be held on Monday, November 9 in New York City. It'll be my first trip to the big city, so let me know if you want to hang out or have a Bilerico Project meetup while I'm in town.