The Towleroad / NewNowNext Video News Moment Award

As I mentioned briefly last week, Towleroad has partnered with LOGO’s NewNowNext awards to present a prize for the most impactful video news moment of the year. We went through all the clips we’ve posted in the last year and chose the five that we felt were most hard hitting as gay video news moments.

Our category does tend toward the serious. While Chris Crocker’s “Leave Britney Alone” moment certainly inspired plenty of disgust and cultural fodder, we decided moments like those didn’t fall into the news category – as much as CNN may want them to.

So here are the five clips we chose as finalists — video moments which had an impact on gay lives. While one of our choices (Sally Kern’s rant) is purely audio, there’s no doubt that the medium by which its message was spread was YouTube. So, here they are. You can use the following widget to cast your vote, and links to the clips are provided below, for your review.


road.jpg Al Gore voices his support for marriage equality. WATCH.

road.jpg Ellen Degeneres speaks out about Lawrence King. WATCH.

road.jpg GOP San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders reverses opinion on same-sex marriage. WATCH.

road.jpg Larry Craig declares he is not gay and has never been gay. WATCH.

road.jpg Sally Kern compares says gays worse than terrorists. WATCH.

For more information and to vote for the rest of the NewNowNext Awards, click here.