Phil Reese

Phil Reese

At a Glance:

Phil Reese has been a Project Contributor since August 2009, has written 131 entries and currently lives in Champaign, IL.


Phil Reese began his career of LGBT advocacy in central Michigan and now resides in Champaign, IL where he teaches Middle School and attends graduate school at the University of Illinois. Phil is passionate about news, social networking, information science and mobilizing LGBT people to become more active in their communities. His writing can also be found at

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Stonewall Democrats

Striking a New Chord at Stonewall?

Filed by Phil Reese | January 09, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

For those of us who have to read organizations' press statements all day every day, its a lot more enjoyable when one gets the feeling that the author of the statement gives a damn about what they're saying.Read More


My Whirlwind Evolution from Teacher to LGBT Journalist

Filed by Phil Reese | July 08, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Life doesn't always follow a plan, does it? While I was teaching I shifted from being an LGBT organizer on the ground to a netroots figure online.Read More

Osama bin Laden's Death and My Impromptu Dance Party

Filed by Phil Reese | May 02, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

[UPDATE: I wanted to amend the entry, at the bottom, with some extra thoughts that may give a bit more explanation to my emotion at the end of the piece. These come from a comment I made to the post...Read More

Aaron Hicklin: Editor of Out on the Power 50

Filed by Phil Reese | May 01, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Our newspapers and magazines love making lists and ranking famous people. We see it every day: from Cosmo to USA Today - lists are it. One list made a surprising uproar in the LGBT community recently. Out Magazine's Power 50...Read More

Same Sex Sunday

#SSS: The Price of DOMA Defense, Chick-Fil-A, & Don't Say 'Gay'

Filed by Phil Reese | April 24, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Though there will be fresh interviews every week, the SameSexSunday round table will be going on a brief hiatus until Pride Month, so Joe and I sought to make this week's expert panel one of our best. We invited a...Read More