Day 1 of the LGBT blogger conference is underway here, and after carpooling up on Thursday with Bil and Jerame and visiting the town with Serena yesterday, I'm ready to get to work here. We're currently waiting for the convention to start late this morning, but Bolthouse Farms provided juice as part of their apology tour, so the queers are in good spirits.
Last night we all had a meet-n-greet over on Rhode Island Avenue. Serena and I were the two first people to show up and we were reminded right at the door what HRC was all about; they had a table set up with their "Buying for Equality 2009" guides strewn out. I've seen it on the net before, but when you see something like that on paper, the unfortunateness of the title really sunk in.
I mean, I get how a buying guide is important and why people wouldn't want to support homophobic companies, but, seriously, "Buying for Equality"? I can just imagine the young queer asking Joe "What can I do to help queer rights?" and him responding: "Go shopping!!!"