|Congratulations to the 2005 Winners!|
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender Themed Work
|2005 Runner-Up & Special Awards|
|Due to the outstanding quality of the submissions we received , additional awards were presented.
Let's congratulate these winners as well!
Click links below to view submissions.
|Melody's Favorite ($75)|
|Karen's Favorite ($75)|
|Runner Up - Written ($100 each)|
|Runner Up - Artistic ($100 each)|
|"Gray in Between" (Article)
Steven Cardwell - WA
An article on the issues homosexuals face in society as well as in highschool.
"The Beginning" (photos of marrige in SF)
"Gay Chocolate" (chocolate)
Jimmy Dinh - CA
|Last Updated August 15, 2005|
A poem written to a mother
as a way to get her to possibly try and understand.
|Special Judges' Award ($100)|
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"Nadine My Love,
Good morning beautiful. I can't stop thinking about you. I wish I were there right now so that I could wake up next to you and make our coffee special how we like it. You don't need any sugar in yours right? Because your lips are sweeter than the most saccharine of sugars. Oh man, I think being away makes my game all that much better, right? Hopefully I'll only be 3 more months over here. The longest months of my entire life are the ones without you in my arms! This guy Rich told me to be gay today! HAHA! I mean, c'mon, what was I supposed to say? "Sure buddy, you're a little late on that one! That there letter you're holding is from my lesbian lover!" Oh my God, that would be sooooo funny! I can see his mouth fallng open and his words getting all mumbled up. I should just tell them so they'd kick me out! But, like I told you before, I'm in too deep, having taken the anti-homosexuality classes and signed all sorts of papers, they'd dishonorably discharge me and I'd never find work again. Damn baby, I should be as open as possible, it' isn't worth it being any other way, take it from me. Well, I need to finish up some chores and such, and then I've got a card game to catch so I'll be looking forward to opening your letter late on tonight and writing you again tomorrow. Love you lots, miss you tons,
XOXOXOXOXO - Jamie"
|Best Written Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender Themed Work ($200)|
|2005 Honorable Mention Awards|
|This year we decided to award honorable mention awards by media and subject. We wanted to showcase the best of the best!
Also to read more 2005 submissions, click on the below "Read More.." link.
Angel Ochoa - IL
A poem about two gay men holding onto their relationship as much as they can amid societal discrimination.
|Best From Family/Friend of Gay Person ($50):
"Why I Love my 4 Parents" by Courtney McDonald
"My Daddy Wears" by Venus Hernandez
|Best Transgender ($50):
"Two Moments in His Story" by Nickolas McDaniel
"Out in Public with My Gender" by Kevin Werner
|Best Fictional Story ($50):
"Law & Order: SVU - True Love" by Shannon Perry
"Prop Twenty Blue" by Patrick Seitz
|A "Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender" Themed Scholarship|
|"We were truly amazed at the quality and creativity put forth by all the applicants this year.
We received more than 900 submission from 500 applicants, and awarded a total of $2,500.
Come view the wonderful submissions we received! Enjoy!" - Karen and Melody (August 15, 2005)
|Comments, feedback or questions? Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org|
"But mom you want to see my happy
A guy or girl, my heart will still get broken
I'm old enough to make my own choices
You said so yourself
So I chose a girl because no one else I'd rather break me
I chose a girl because no one else I'd rather take me
I chose a girl because no one else makes me feel this way
But really I chose girl because nothing else works for me."
|2006 KarMel Scholarship Information|
|If you are interested in applying for 2006 KarMel Scholarship,
the details and application will be on our website on October 2005.
So please check back in October for more details!!!!