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Press Pass Q on Montreal

The October 2009 issue of Press Pass Q (“A Newsletter and Trade Publication for the LGBT Media Professional”) is a special edition covering the 2009 NLGJA conference in Montreal. The main story covers the LGBT media summit panel titled “Prop. 8 + Web...

Hetero-normalizing Hockney?

In a New York Times story on artist David Hockney, the reporter describes Hockney’s life in bucolic England as an inspiration for his current work.  She offers this transition to discuss an upcoming show of his latest paintings. In 2005 Mr. Hockney —...

Inside the Blog Divide

All blogging is not created equal, of course, but that becomes even clearer when you look at techPresident’s list of the top 50 political blogs. The list includes three “LGBT blogs” in their top 50–Andrew Sullvian’s Daily Dish, John...

Washington Blade Turns 40

Congratulations to my friends at the Washington Blade for celebrating their 40th anniversary covering the LGBT community and news in Washington, D.C.  They have a great set of features on the website that definitely shouldn’t be missed. The Blade plays a unique...

Death at a Sex Club

The facts are relatively straight forward. A man is found dead at a space known for hosting “private parties” for gay men. It’s not clear how he died and no one seems to be talking. Reporters can’t even seem to figure out how to find the owner...

Say it Ain’t So, Joe

As President Obama is set to take the stage at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner here in Washington, the LGBT blogosphere has been abuzz about an email blast sent out of by HRC’s president Joe Solmonese–which he later clarified–suggesting the LGBT community needed to be patient with Obama and not act like it’s the end of Obama’s presidency, not the beginning.