The Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club has announced the Stoney Award winners and I'm humbled to join fellow honorees Congressman Jared Polis and longtime activist Cleve Jones as one of this year's honorees. John Cleary, the club's President, writes:
The Bob Craig Media Award is given to an openly gay individual who has through the power of media been an advocate for the shared goals of Stonewall Democratic Club.
Bob Craig was the founder and publisher of Frontiers Magazine, established in 1982 and continuing to publish today. Frontiers is the magazine of record for the Los Angeles LGBT community and played an influential role in West Hollywood's successful effort to gain cityhood in 1984. Bob Craig was also noted for his philosophy that it was his part to report the news, not to be the news.
Previous awardees have included Adelante Magazine, Tracy Sypert, Bill Rosendahl, and Karen Ocamb, spanning print and broadcast journalism. This year's honoree, Bil Browning, represents the first time the Bob Craig Media Award has been given for achievement in online/new media.
While the award is being given to me, in truth it's meant for the entire site and the community we've built here together. I can only accept it on behalf of the Bilerico family. After all, without the contributors and Projectors, this place would be an empty echo chamber. I asked them to also put the name of the site on the award and announcements instead of just mine to honor that fact.
So buck up and smile big, folks. You just won an award.
The ceremony will be held Sunday, March 28 in Universal City. More details about the awards and the winners after the jump.