Thank You @GLAAD! I am honored…I LOST. Updated. ?
imstilljosh.com is WAS NOT named the 2017 GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Blog Winner, and the other nominees are way better! OBVIOUSLY I am shocked.
I will be the first to admit that this is COULD HAVE BEEN a miracle. And probably wrong… like did GLAAD count the votes correctly? YES! There is zero chance I thought I could win this category at the 2017 GLAAD Media Awards. AND I WAS RIGHT
But Thank You!!!
Here’s what I would have said if this category was able to be a part of the awards show live I HAD WON.:
“In 2012, the mission of imstilljosh.com was to encourage individuals that are newly diagnosed and try to make talking about HIV on social media more cool. Today, the mission remains the same. And small moments like this award recognition NOMINATION, although very surprising and very much appreciated, means that we aren’t talking about HIV enough. If we were, this blog wouldn’t be needed and or even nominated, probably.
In this moment of gratitude WHO CARES NOW, I set aside any acceptance from work I’ve put in trying to make it cool and accurate, and I ask for us all to understand the millions of American’s living with HIV right now that are terrified of losing their health insurance or assistance because of a cowardly and rushed vote in Washington, D.C. days ago.
So, I will accept this award LOSS with humility , but I am asking YOU to accept the challenge to help protect the healthcare of my friends–those living with HIV that need us all to demand Congress to do the right thing and protect American’s with pre-existing conditions. If we can do that, we will all be winners and celebrate something truly meaningful today.”
Mad Respect to the other Nominees:
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters THE ACTUAL DESERVING 2017 WINNER! (holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com)
My Fabulous Disease (marksking.com)
And my thanks to all of them for not being like Trump/Russia (cough cough)…
This article was pre-written had I actually won, but since I did not, I wrote in CAPS all the minor edits needed to be factual with the outcome of the devastating loss that will probably have me hiking in the woods like Hillary Clinton. And no, I’m not crying… that was some dust that got in my eyes for the past 48 hours. I don’t even care. ??
haha! just kidding y’all! Mad props to Holy Bullies! And y’all know me– I’m just gonna act like I co-won anyways! Cheers! Hahaha