ICYMI: LGBT so-called Journalist Convene in Washington DC..

2014ConveningThis weekend a group of top LGBT bloggers and journalists (decide by Bill of the Bilerico Project) from across the US are converging on Washington, D.C. for this year's LGBT Media Journalists Convening, sponsored by the Haas, Jr. Fund and hosted by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.

Yes Bill has managed to get more Funds from the Crypt Keepers at Haas Jr. Foundation.

This Year it’s all about Bi-inclusive and touring the White House, Let’s hope no one will be taking a selfies of themselves giving the Nation the middle finger again like last time.. They will have panels on everything from debunking Anti-LGBT attacks to increasing diversity in queer journalism.. Then the usual everyone for themselves after panel cocktail party at some local bar, within walking distance of the Hotel..

However these freeloaders decide to talk about Aaron Schock Sex life, claiming that bisexual folks are mostly abuse individuals. And that most Bi-women are survivors of sexual abuse/rape. The need, to have a talk about race and class relations within our community.

One attendee doubt that any LGBT activist/journalist could ever risk an honest article examining the role of sex has in their own work and organizing. Another claim you can’t talk about race without being called a racist. Then you have them talking about equal levels of homophobia among the Trans-community as trans-phobia among gay people. Also the term gay couple is out and same sex couple is in via #gayinc talking points memo.. Then  you have those making the following statement, “the average American still doesn’t know what transgender means.” Hell most Transgender don’t either.. I’m shock that they didn’t or they might have bought up the “cis” shit.. Another claims that we need to educate America..

Of Course after making a few comments, one tweeted back wondering when I would show, and ask if I was jealous, and a sad person. Then the same person asks if I would have come to the convening if I was invited, the answer is Hell fucking NO. For one I don’t need a foundation to pay my way or give me a mini vacation..

I have to wonder how Bill picks these people, these are the same people (almost) every year at these little get together..

The Following were invited,

  • David Badash (The New Civil Rights Movement)
  • Dyana Bagby (The GA Voice)
  • John Becker (The Bilerico Project)
  • Ebone Bell (Tagg Magazine
  • Trish Bendix (AfterEllen)
  • Matthew Berger (Dezenhall Resources)
  • Reise Bernard (Autostraddle)
  • Sarah Blazucki (NLGJA)
  • Daniel Borgen (PQ Monthly)
  • Lester Brathwaite (Queerty)
  • Joseph Brownell (Out & About Nashville)
  • Bil Browning (The Bilerico Project)
  • Sean Bugg (Metro Weekly)
  • Kelli Busey (Planetransgender)
  • Tyler Chance (Gannett)
  • Faith Cheltenham (BiNet USA)
  • Jen Colletta (Philadelphia Gay News)
  • Matt Comer (QNotes)
  • Masen Davis (Transgender Law Center)
  • Zachary Ford (ThinkProgress LGBT)
  • Matt Foreman (Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund)
  • Nathaniel Frank (Presenter)
  • Reina Gossett (Presenter)
  • Lucas Grindley (The Advocate)
  • Todd Heywood (Between the Lines Newspaper)
  • Joe Jervis (Joe.My.God)
  • Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
  • Rebecca Juro (Rebecca Juro Show)
  • Paul Kawata (National Minority AIDS Council)
  • Mara Keisling (National Center for Transgender Equality)
  • Victor Kerney (Maybe It's Just Me...)
  • Mark King (My Fabulous Disease)
  • Shaun Knittel (Seattle Gay News)
  • Will Kohler (Back2Stonewall)
  • Michael Lavers (Washington Blade)
  • Mark Lee (NUVO)
  • Grace Loftus (Velvetpark)
  • Lisa Martinez (The L Stop)
  • Rod McCollum (ROD 2.0)
  • Kimberley McLeod (ELIXHER)
  • Tony Merevick (BuzzFeed)
  • Noah Michelson (Huffington Post)
  • Darlene Nipper (National Gay & Lesbian Task Force)
  • Karen Ocamb (Frontiers)
  • Robyn Ochs (Presenter)
  • Jason Parsley (South Florida Gay News)
  • Matthew Pizzuti (Out Front)
  • Bach Polakowski (NLGJA)
  • Lorella Praeli (United We Dream)
  • Steven Ramos (Dallas Voice)
  • Monica Roberts (TransGriot)
  • Mike Rogers (Raw Story)
  • Erin Rook (The Source Weekly)
  • Matthew Rose (NLGJA)
  • Steve Rothaus (Miami Herald)
  • Dana Rudolph (Mombian)
  • Autumn Sandeen (LGBT Weekly)
  • Paul Schindler (Gay City News)
  • Joel Silberman (Democracy Partners)
  • Matthew Simonette (Windy City Media Group)
  • Gwen Smith (Bay Area Reporter)
  • Justin Snow (Metro Weekly)
  • Brynn Tannehill (Freelance)
  • June Thomas (Slate)
  • Steven Thrasher (BuzzFeed)
  • Sarah Toce (The Seattle Lesbian)
  • Jos Truitt (Feministing)
  • Daniel Villarreal (Gay.net)
  • Robert Vitale (Outlook Columbus)
  • Kenneth Walsh (Kenneth in the (212))
  • Cristan Williams (TransAdvocate)
  • Kortney Ziegler (Trans*H4CK)
  • Comments

    1. From @wondermann5 at Twitter: "When dealing with sad & jealous folks. Just remember, they're that way because they want everything you have. Bless their hearts. #realtalk"

      Right. Because we all strive to become a failed hollywood writer just like him.

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