Counter Narrative Project’s ‘The Reckoning’ Receives GLAAD Media Award Nomination

GLAAD has announced the nominees for their 32nd annual Media Awards, and local organization Counter Narrative Project (CNP), which was featured by Georgia Voice this month, has received a nomination.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. It is the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world.

CNP was nominated for Outstanding Blog for The Reckoning, an online publication dedicated to sharing thought-provoking and unique stories about Atlanta’s Black LGBTQ community.

“Great storytelling is at the core of the work we do at CNP, in the service of advancing community visibility, promoting narrative change, and fighting for social justice,” founder and executive director Charles Stephens said in an emailed statement. “We are deeply humbled to be acknowledged for our contribution to the conversation with this nomination from GLAAD.”

The Reckoning is up against Gays with Kids, JoeMyGod, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, and TransGriot for the award.

Other media that received nominations include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Prom for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, Ammonite and The Boys in the Band for Outstanding Film – Limited Release, For They Know Not What They Do  for Outstanding Documentary, and more.

“During an unprecedented year of crises and isolation, the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards reached LGBTQ people with powerful stories and inspired countless others around the world with bold looks at LGBTQ people and issues,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “As GLAAD continues to lead the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, this year’s nominees remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation of visibility can enlighten, entertain, and create lasting change.”

You can view the entire list of nominees here.