Established gay monthly Attitude and new kid on the block Out In The City are two of the titles battling it out for publication of the year at this year’s Stonewall Awards.
The gay rights lobbying group Stonewall is hosting its third annual awards to celebrate those who have had a positive impact on the lives of gay and lesbian people in Britain.
Out in the City was established in 2006 and editor David Hudson said he was honoured to be nominated so soon. He said: ‘To receive this recognition just ahead of our second anniversary is amazing.”
Along with self-proclaimed ‘undisputed heavyweight of the gay media’Attitude, Out in the City is also up against weekly listings guide Time Out and newspapers The Independent and Scotland’s The Herald for the award, won last year by The Guardian.
The Daily Mirror’s Dr Mirriam Stoppard has been nominated for journalist of the year, along with The Guardian’s Julie Bindel, Suzanne Moore from the Mail on Sunday, Karl Riley from magazine Boyz and thelondonpaper’s Gay About Town columnist Joshua Hunt.
Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill said it was encouraging that every year the shortlists showed more variety. He said: ‘This reflects an increasingly gay-friendly modern Britain, where equality is being built into the everyday lives of millions of people.”
The ceremony takes place on Thursday 6 November at the Victoria & Albert museum, London. The judges include MP Dianne Abbott and Coronation Street actor Anthony Cotton, who plays gay bar man Sean Tully in the ITV soap.
For a full list of nominations and to purchase tickets visit Stonewall.