Sarah Pettit LGBT Journalist of the Year
Winner : Michael Luongo, Freelance Writer
This year’s Sarah Pettit LGBT Journalist of the Year Award goes to freelance writer Michael Luongo. His collective work for publications including The Advocate , Gay City News , Out and the Gay and Lesbian Review focused primarily on gay life in the Middle East . While Luongo’s work is broadly viewed as travel writing, his portraits of the gay Middle East defy boundaries and provide readers with a glimpse of gay life in a region few LGBT people visit.
Honorable Mention : Chris Geidner, MetroWeekly