It's time for the annual Netroots Nation conference again, the conference for progressive bloggers. I went last year to the conference in Las Vegas, and I learned a lot, most of it not in a seminar room or workshop. So I'm going again, hoping to learn even more about my "community," like what "community" is, and who's part of it. The progressive community clearly is my community, but there are so many aspects of this world that I don't understand. I'm just a little old transsexual from New Jersey, and my world has been surprisingly small. Now it's getting bigger, thanks of course to Bilerico, and thanks to Netroots Nation.
There's a pre-conference called Netroots Connect, which connects diverse elements of communities that usually don't speak much to each other. Michael Rogers of Raw Story and PageOneQ created this, and it's a fabulous service to the community. There's one for the LGBT community, and it was eye-opening last year. This year's LGBT Connect promises to be just as interesting. There's going to be presentations by Heather Cronk of GetEqual, Barbara McCullough-Jones of Portland's Q Center, and Jeremy Hooper of Good As You, among others.