The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced the nominees for its 12th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which included theatrical citations, to be doled out at four separate ceremonies between April 16-June 19 in New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Nominated in the category of Outstanding New York Theater Production (Broadway and Off-Broadway) are Boys Don't Wear Lipstick, Dirty Blonde, Kit Marlowe, The Laramie Project and Ronnie Burkett's AIDS themed marionette piece, Street of Blood.
In the category of Outstanding New York Theater Production (Off-Off Broadway), the nominees were Enough About Me: An Unauthorized Autobiography, Please Everything Burst, Preaching to the Perverted and Salad of the Bad Cafe.
Outstanding Los Angeles Theater Production nominees are Bare, Snakebit, Southern Baptist Sissies, Tour de Femme: Suzanne Westenhoefer and What's Wrong With Angry?
For Outstanding Washington DC Theater Production, the nominees are Another American: Asking & Telling, The Boys in the Band, The Dying Gaul, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Last Time I Wore a Dress. The GLAAD Media Awards were created to honor individuals and projects in the media and entertainment industries for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Nominees were published, released or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2000. Nearly 1,000 projects were considered in 23 categories.
Among film and TV nominees were "Will & Grace," "Best in Show," "Billy Elliott," "Aimee & Jaguar," "Before Night Falls," "Dawson's Creek," "Queer as Folk," "Freaks and Geeks," "The Real World: New Orleans" and more.