Excellence in Opinion/Editorial

First Place presented to Abigail Garner, “Don’t ‘Protect’ Me; Give Me Your Respect, ” published in Newsweek magazine

Judges Comments: “A very sensible treatment of a sensitive subject, and beautifully written.”

Second Place presented to Bill Tammeus, The Kansas City Star, “Ignoring Sexual Orientation,” “Using Religion to Give Faith a Bad Name,” “Abundant Confusion Regarding Sex Abuse,” Series

Judges Comments: “This series covered the crucial issues of the day, and were very well handled.”

Third Place presented to Cindy L. Abel, “Atlanta Gays Sit by While Fulton Steals Our Rights,” published in Southern Voice

Judges Comments: “A timely and important point that needs to be made more often these days.”