Bil Browning

Pulling back the curtain: Announcing our new line up of contributors!

Filed By Bil Browning | June 29, 2007 6:48 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Site News
Tags: re-launch, site news

TBPlogolrg.gifWe've kept you in suspense for months now as we've planned for next week's re-launch about who would be joining the site. Are you ready for the big list of contributors? We're excited about the starting line up - and are already planning for the second wave of new folks joining the The Bilerico Project family in the next couple of months.

I think you'll agree that we'll be offering one of the most diverse groups of LGBTQ individuals on the internet - all in one spot. Whether you're interested in pop culture, politics, cartoons, video blogging, mainstream issues like marriage and Don't Ask Don't Tell, or homelessness and queer theory, we'll have it all available - just for you. Pick and choose or read it all - the choice is yours. We'll have it.

Be sure to give the newbies a warm welcome and a thank you for agreeing to participate in our experiment. All of them will go live on the site next Monday when we start our beta period.

Our full list of contributors* will include:

  • Marti Abernathey - noted trans activist, Transadvocate blogger and podcaster

  • Ellen Andersen - author, political science professor and Democratic LGBTQ organizer

  • Storm Bear - cartoonist & Town Called Dobson creator

  • Mattilda aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore - writer, Nobody Passes blogger, activist, and editor

  • Alex Blaze - Qomics for Queers blogger and The Bilerico Project Content Editor

  • Bil Browning - LGBTQ activist, founder and Managing Editor of The Bilerico Project

  • Michael Buckley - comedian and What The Buck?! video blogger

  • Jerame Davis - LGBTQ activist, co-owner and tech guru for The Bilerico Project

  • Gina De Vries - writer, QueerShoulder blogger, activist, and editor

  • Matt Foreman - Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

  • Candace Gingrich - author, LGBTQ activist, HRC Senior Youth Outreach Manager

  • Robert Goss - one of the pre-eminent scholars working in queer liberation theology, former Jesuit priest and ACT-UPper, author, Metropolitan Community Church pastor

  • Terrance Heath - Republic of T blogger, LGBTQ and African-American activist

  • Jessica Hoffmann - Editor of make/shift magazine

  • Lane Hudson - News For the Left blogger and Democratic activist

  • Jennifer Jorczak - reproductive rights activist

  • Mara Keisling - Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Sheila S. Kennedy - author, American Values Alliance blogger, law and public policy professor, former head of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Indianapolis Star columnist

  • Sean Kosofsky - Director of Policy for the Triangle Foundation and Equality Federation board member

  • Irene Monroe - Advocate columnist, fellow and doctoral candidate at Harvard Divinity School

  • Yasmin Nair - journalist for the Windy City Times, academic, activist, and writer

  • Karen Ocamb - award-winning journalist, independent producer, news editor for IN LA magazine

  • Michele O'Mara - author, gay relationship therapist

  • Bruce Parker - trans advocate

  • Mike Rogers - BlogActive and PageOneQ blogger, LGBTQ activist

  • Don Sherfick - retired attorney, LGBTQ activist

  • Joe Solmonese - President of the Human Rights Campaign, XM Radio host

  • Pam Spaulding - Pam's House Blend blogger, LGBTQ activist

  • Marla Stevens - LGBTQ activist

  • Patricia Nell Warren - best selling author, inspiration for The Frontrunners sports clubs, former political candidate

*all affiliations are for identification purposes only and do not denote endorsement by any organizations

I'm positive that you are as thrilled to have a source for content by all of these noted individuals as I am to be hosting the experiment. From our humble beginnings when we began our group blog experience, we've evolved dramatically and quickly. We may have a long way to go before reaching full equality, but it'll be a fascinating trip. Won't you join us? The possibilities for detours are endless and the conversations should be amazing.

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A. J. Lopp | June 30, 2007 8:14 PM

Congratulations, Bil et al, you've lined up some really big names! This is very impressive!