The GLAAD Media Award recipient in the Outstanding Blog category was announced this Saturday in San Francisco. Rod McCullom's blog, Rod 2.0, took home the award. McCullom is a graduate of GLAAD's National People of Color Institute which is a training program for leading journalists and national spokespeople of color to develop best practices for on-camera and radio interviews in hopes to elevate their voices in the media.
A complete list of award recipients is available here.
Rod McCullom is a journalist who reports on politics, pop culture, race, sexuality, health, and global development. His blog routinely breaks stories of interest about the Black LGBT community that are often absent in other media. McCullom’s blog regularly reports on LGBT-related legislation in African and Caribbean countries, including Uganda’s vote on extreme anti-LGBT legislation, Jamaican prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s pro-LGBT platform, and Liberia’s lack of a gay rights bill. McCullom also updates on domestic issues, notably the murder of Chicago high school student Terrance “Jawan” Wright.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
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