There are many blogs which focus primarily on gay rights and issues.
One that caught my attention is Petrelis Files: Reports & Musings from the Veteran Gay and AIDS Human Rights Advocate by Michael Petrelis. His profile states "Michael has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, CNN, ABC News, and National Public Radio. He has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Raw Story, The Chicago Tribune, The New Republic, and Stars & Stripes."
Another is Big Queer Blog. It is written by a team of several authors. One recent post, White House's Support for the LGBT Community noted the Obama administration's policies:
Inside the agenda of the new office, listed under civil rights, is Obama's promise to support the LGBT community:
1. Expand Hate Crimes Statutes
2. Fight Workplace Discrimination
3. Support Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples
4. Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
5. Repeal Don't Ask-Don't Tell
6. Expand Adoption Rights
7. Promote AIDS Prevention
8. Empower Women to Prevent HIV/AIDS
I noticed on both blogs, there was a little symbol:
So I did a little research. There's an enormous network of blogs which provide opportunities for advertising. It states that no explicit adult material is tolerated. I saw a pricing sheet with costs ranging from $10 to $18,000. It would appear that even if some segments of society aren't willing to grant equal rights to the gay community, there's recognition that gays have purchasing power. Sites in the Gay Blogads Network are most definitely part of our culture.
Lavender Newswire bills itself thusly: We're here. We're queer. We're news junkies.
The writers have an interesting post earlier this year:
Not all gay blogs focus on news and political commentary. Some are just collections of photos of handsome shirtless men or writings from a gay perspective about music or travel or a million other things. Some, like Ham and Cheese on Wry by Curly McDimple, are not overtly gay at all. They focus on day to day trials and tribulations of work, weight loss and financial woes.
Just like straight blogs.
What do you think about the issues raised in some of these gay blogs?
And if you're wondering about the photo at the top of this post, do a little research on Alan Turing. Note that the woman is carrying a rainbow flag and wearing an "I agree with the SJC" sticker. Protest signs that use sarcasm and slighty obscure references can be tricky to decipher. But I have faith in you!