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Black, White or Gay?

A terrific piece in the Los Angeles Times about the mayoral race in Atlanta, which pits a white woman–Mary Norwood–against an African American man–Kasim Reed.  While the run-off was expected to come down to a question of race and voter-turnout, the...

Balancing Things Out

Fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues often requires an attention to balance, but also being aware when “balance” means unfair journalism. In a story in the Washington Post on local ministers losing influence over politicians as a vote on same-sex...

Wockner Interviews Towle

Rex Wockner, a longtime journalist in the LGBT media, on his blog recently interviewed Andy Towle, the former editor in chief of Genre and current editor of the popular LGBT blog Towleroad. Here’s an excerpt: Rex: You post about 18 to 20 items a day. How many...

Adam Lambert versus Out

I will admit that I wouldn’t recognize an Adam Lambert song if he was singing in my living room, but he’s hard to ignore on the Internet since everyone seems to be talking about him.  The current attention is focused on his spat with Out magazine editor...

Telling the Transgender Story

As we’ve discovered over and over again at this blog, telling the story of transgender people seems to be especially tricky for reasons that are both complicated and fairly simple.  So it’s worth pointing to examples when the story of transgender people is...

DC Agenda Debuts

The editorial staff of the former Washington Blade have indeed achieved the launch of DC Agenda, the capital’s newest LGBT newspaper. Here’s an excerpt from the inaugural letter from the editor by Kevin Naff: Don’t judge us too harshly — the edition of DC...