Tag Archives: blogging

New Year’s Resolution

The JMG unread email pile continues to overflow and once again I’ve resolved to try and whittle that down in the new year. But the real purpose of this post is so I don’t look so assholish when I don’t respond to your very thoughtful and always brilliant messages. Please keep the tips coming, even if you don’t hear back …

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Fidel Castro’s Niece Is Blogging

The champion of Cuba’s nascent LGBT rights movement, Mariela Castro, has launched a blog. The niece of Fidel Castro and daughter of President Raul Castro, Mariela has been the public figurehead of a series of advances over the last few years. You can also follow Mariela Castro on Twitter. (Tipped by JMG reader Adam.)

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Today In Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Just in via email. Dear Joe, Would you like to spread the message about how it’s cool to be gay under God even for wider audience than your site? Bublaa, a new topic-based social network, is running a competition with a grand total of $10,000 in prize money. You compete by creating a new community, a bubble, around your topic …

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A Nice Mention From CBS

JMG reader Frank just tipped me to the above. Vote JMG if you want, but definitely check out the other blogs. My personal favorite is at the top, there’s a few more at the link.

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The End Of PageOneQ

Mike Rogers has folded long-running LGBT news aggregator PageOneQ. We’ll miss it as a reliable source for JMG items. Hit the link for the back story and what Rogers has coming.

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March With Us This Sunday!

The NYC Digital Activists will march in NYC Pride for the third year this Sunday. If you would like to march with our group, we step off at 1PM, on 37th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison. Find Section 11, Group 13. All are welcome! Look for our banner. And join us!

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Pam’s House Blend Joins Firedoglake

At today’s Morning News Dump with Lizz Winstead, Pam Spaulding made the big announcement that she’ll be folding Pam’s House Blend into a subblog on Firedoglake. FDL founder Jane Hamsher: Pam’s House Blend has long been one of the most compelling and influential sites in the blogosphere. Founder Pam Spaulding has used the platform not only to speak out herself …

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The Daily Kos Lounge

At the moment I’m blogging from a big comfy floral sofa in the Daily Kos Lounge, an oasis of recliners, couches, and power strips (yay!) that runs down the center of the main hall of the Minneapolis Convention Center. That’s my ‘puter in the foreground and Good As You’s Jeremy Hooper is across from me. I have no idea what …

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Evening View – MSP Light Rail

I barely had ten hours back home after Key West and now I’m in Minneapolis all week for Netroots Nation 2011. The weather here sucks and this is the ugliest fucking hotel in the history of the universe. And of all the parallel universes. (I’m guess I’m a little travel-fatigued.)

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Lez Get Real Blogger Also A Man

On the heels of Gay Girl In Damascus scandal comes news that the author of the popular Lez Get Real is also a man. Just one day after the author behind a popular Syrian lesbian blog admitted to being a married, American man named Tom MacMaster, the editor of the lesbian news site Lez Get Real, with the tag­line “A …

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Quote Of The Day – Tom MacMaster

“I never expected this level of attention. While the narrative voıce may have been fictional, the facts on thıs blog are true and not mısleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about. I only …

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NYT: Is Syrian “Kidnapping” A Hoax?

The New York Times warns that not one person can report having actually met or spoken to the lesbian blogger allegedly kidnapped yesterday in Syria. In fact, some recent entries on her blog may have first been posted in 2007. Although it remains possible that the blog’s author was indeed detained, and has been writing a factual, not fictional account …

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