Tag Archives: blogging

SYRIA: Lesbian Blogger Amina Addalla Allegedly Kidnapped In Damascus

Details are sketchy, but here’s what’s being reported: As the anti-government uprising in Syria has unfolded, Syrian-American blogger Amina Abdallah has attracted readers and been noticed by The Washington Post, CNN, Time,and The Guardian for her musings on the protest movement and what it’s like to be gay in Syria. But her blog–A Gay Girl in Damascus–broached a very different ...

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Daily Grumble

For those unaware, Google/Blogger experienced a global outage for the last (approximately) 24 hours, taking down tens of millions of sites and doubtlessly losing them zillions in ad revenue. For now, things appear to be working. You’ll notice, however, that all of my 25 or so posts from yesterday have vanished. We’ll see if they reappear. Thanks for hanging in ...

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Did You Miss Me?

Hello, is this thing on?

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Queerty Relaunches “Without Snark”

Several weeks after announcing its own demise, Queerty has relaunched this morning with the below promise. While we are committed to maintaining the best of Queerty, we also recognize that you have demanded change. In recent months the Queerty patented wit devolved into predictable snark, eviscerating everyone and everything in its path. Some of the comments simply piled on. We ...

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JMG Blog Year Eight Begins

Today is the seventh blogiversary of this here website thingy. As is tradition for today, here is my very first post. April 27th, 2004 I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My fondest childhood memory is of playing in the dense, acrid, poison fog that was belched out by the county mosquito control truck during its daily dusk-time ...

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The End Of Queerty

After spending the last week offline due to “technical difficulties,” it appears that the long-running and popular LGBT news/gossip site Queerty is no more. Gay porn site The Sword (NSFW) has an email from the site’s founder which reads in part: As many of you know, last year Queerty partnered with the folks at 353Media to handle its operations. I ...

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New Blog

Where girls submit photos of their gay high school boyfriends.

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Email Overload

I guess it’s about time for my annual plea for forgiveness regarding my lousy email habits. I am very appreciative of all of your news tips and personal messages and I totally suck for not being able to get back to everybody. (Including on Facebook!) But this here website thingy, for now, is a one-man show. I’m pedaling as fast ...

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JMG Wins 2011 GLAAD Media Award!

Tonight this here website thingy won the first-ever Outstanding Blog category at the 2011 GLAAD Media Awards! The word went out on Twitter hours ago while I was still working the red carpet downstairs and I totally didn’t know I’d won until at the after party when I congratulated another winner on the escalator and they said, “Oh, you too!” ...

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CNN Covers Born This Way Blog

Nice piece from the author of Born This Way Blog, which posts childhood photos that seem to predict the subject’s future gayness.

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“The chance to be part of a whole new experiment in online and print journalism, in the Daily Beast and Newsweek adventure, is just too fascinating and exciting a challenge to pass up. And to work with media legends, Barry Diller and Tina Brown, and with the extraordinary businessmen Sidney Harman and Stephen Colvin, is the opportunity of a lifetime.” ...

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Born This Way

Born This Way: “A photo/essay project for gay adults (male and female) to submit pictures from their childhood (roughly ages 2 to 12) – with snapshots that capture them, innocently, showing the beginnings of their innate LGBT selves. It’s OUR nature, our TRUTH!” Hit the link for adorable baby queers.

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Regarding Yesterday’s Post About Iran…

Many of you have noted that I have removed yesterday’s post regarding the pending executions of two young gay men in Iran. Shortly after that post went up, both Andy Towle and I were contacted by Jessica Stern at the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, who was very concerned that fragile communications being made on the men’s behalf ...

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About Those “GetEQUAL” Comments

I’ve been getting quite a few emails complaining that someone purporting to represent GetEQUAL has been spamming the JMG comments with requests for donations. Last night I’m grumbled about it on Facebook, after which GetEQUAL’s Robin McGehee immediately called to let me know that they are NOT behind these donation requests, which have been appearing across the LGBT blogosphere. As ...

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E-Z JMG Tips

It’s time for our year-end E-Z JMG reminder for your lazy-ass convenience. You can subscribe to JMG via any RSS reader (my feed link is also in the left sidebar) and all posts will appear in full in your reader. (I recommend Google Reader for its simplicity.) New posts are also automatically pinged to my Twitter feed (click “follow”) and ...

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JMG Wins Village Voice 2010 Web Award For “Best Political Blog”

Last night I attended the Village Voice 2010 Web Awards where JMG was awarded Best Political Blog! I was asked not to blog about it until after the event and I don’t even know who my competitors were, but whatevs! The downtown Manhattan awards show was a hipster mosh-pit and didn’t feel very gay at all, but lots of folks ...

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Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things

A new Tumblr blog.

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JMG Thanks Reader Dave Evans!

As a very active week on JMG comes to a close (almost 200 posts!), I’d like to take a moment to thank reader Dave Evans of Cleveland, who via his video news clipping work provides us with many breaking items of LGBT interest. Dave scours the cable outlets and chat shows for relevant items and often has them posted to ...

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Perez Hilton: I’ve Been A Bully Myself And I’m Going To Change

Perez Hilton appears on today’s episode of Ellen to apologize for his own bullying in the past and to promise to stop outing gay celebrities. Hilton adds that he’s tired of being called a hypocrite and being “an embarrassment to my own community.” Ellen tells him that she believes in second chances.

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The Bay Of Flame

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