Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media

First Place presented to Patrick Letellier.

Judges comment: “Amazing. Patrick Letellier’s reporting displays an arresting breadth of knowledge. He combines scholarly intellect, razor-sharp wit and exhaustive journalism to create essays and long-form pieces that inform, delight and challenge readers – whether straight, gay, journalists, academics, pundits or ‘civilians.’”

Second Place presented to Andrew Holleran.

Judges comment: “I appreciate Holleran’s nuanced approach, his eagerness to grapple with big-picture issues and the sophisticated exploration of his topics. I get the impression that there’s no such thing as a sacred cow for Holleran.”

Third Place presented to E. J. Graff.

Judges comment: “Graff is a splendidly gifted writer whose humorous panache gilds her rigorous discussions of gay rights and rules. Her pieces are warm and thoughtful, meticulously researched and provocative.”