While everyone does their "Best of 2007" posts this time of year, friend of the blog Jon Swift gave me one heckuva idea... Instead of just tooting our own horn, I invited all of the bloggers on our "Project Friends" blogroll to choose their best post from last year and send it in to us.
So here you go - the best our friends have to offer. We think they're super-special and you should too. If you like the post, be sure to add their feeds to your RSS reader. You won't be disappointed.
AfterElton.com: Disney does the right thing on same-sex marriage
AfterElton editor Michael Jensen contacted Disney to see if they offered same-sex commitment ceremonies, he was reported that the parks wouldn't accommodate LGBT couples. The corporation changed it's mind, however, after the story went nationwide.
Blabbeando: Indie Musicians Fight Ewing's Sarcoma: A Steven Mackin Tribute
Steven Mackin, a young gay guy from Kentucky lost his life last year to a rare cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma which mostly afflicts young people. He bravely documented his struggle on his LiveJournal blog. Andres's post highlights efforts by a music producer to honor Steven's life by launching an indie music compliation to raise funds for research to beat Ewing's Sarcoma.
Box Turtle Bulletin: BTB Original Video Interviews with Former Exodus Leaders
Three former Exodus International leaders made a public apology to former clients of exgay programs. Jim Burroway attended the press conference and not only helped accept the apology but also shot video interviews with the three former leaders.
Farmboyz: Holding On
One of the most beautiful love stories ever written in the blogosphere. "In my early days of safety, I saw many people drown, and secretly I wished to know the foam of the waves that overcame them." If I could write that well I'd never leave the house.
Good As You: Complete coverage of the Value Voters Summit
I asked Jeremy to write his own description for this series of posts. "Choosing only one among the thousands of entries that made up 2007 as a "favorite" is somewhat like choosing your most-loved child (if said kids knew far too much about both Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber). But in terms of a post that gives insight into the many ways the GOP presidential hopefuls and their supporters convey their distaste for gay love without actually coming out and saying it, I'd have to go with my report on the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit."
Jon Swift: Why Do Conservatives Like Larry Craig Seem So Gay?
Many traits of being conservative seem so darn gay. And the more you deny being gay, the more gay you seem. They'll never win this battle, will they?
Left of Center: Jodie Foster Thanks Cydney in Accepting Sherry Lansing Leadership Award
Jodie Foster took a step out of the closet when she acknowledged her long-term partner in an acceptance speech in late 2007.
Mombian: Bringing Parents' Rights and LGBT Rights Together
"What if we gained access to the same rights as straight parents only to find that there weren’t as many rights there as we’d hoped?" Dana Rudolph takes a look at US policies for working families.
Queerty: Republicans Not Fit to Survive
Editor Andrew Belonsky explains why the Grand Old Party needs to embrace change, look beyond the walls of social conservatism and expand its definition of family values.
Sardonic Bomb: When Patriots Have Little-Dick Syndrome
I loved this post by my ex-neighbor Scott Barnes. This monstrosity sat a few blocks from our home and I laughed my butt off at this post.
Scott-O-Rama: A Field Guide to the North American Gay Male
For those "unfamiliar with and frightened by homosexuals," Scott provides a handy guide to the species Homosexual Americanus.