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Recent Posts by Allison:

Blog of the Week, Gender Identity »

[6 May 2009 | 16 Comments | ]
The Other McCain

Why is Feminism still a dirty word?

Blog of the Week, Culture »

[29 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Queer In My Soup

I usually start my mornings watching the “Today show” as I get ready for work. About 80% of the time, Anne Curry, Al Roker and the gang make me feel awkward and uncomfortable with their deliveries, quirky comments and interruptions. Yesterday morning, The Today show gang emphasized how “mooching” is making a comeback as the new “smart way to save.” People across the country are creating new sites and blogs featuring food coupons, top ten lists of places to shop as well as creative tips on how to be a creative shopper. I recently came upon this week’s featured site, QueerInMySoup.com. This past week, the site has delivered in posting about great restaurant coupons and excellent resources for thrifty foodies. Here’s what the founder of the blog, Cogito, who wishes to remain incognito, told TNG about his new site.

Morning Upper »

[24 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Since we have all seen the many parodies of the great gay “Storm” that is coming, I’d thought this morning we could laugh at how babies, when not vomiting, peeing or crying, can be pretty darn funny. Enjoy.

Blog of the Week »

[22 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Holla Back DC

In February’s post about Holla Back NYC, I referenced DC’s “slightly less thrilling, but equally as important” sister site “Holla Back DC.” This site had the beginnings of an excellent foundation of resources for men and women in DC who have been victims of harassment based on their gender, race and sexual orientation. Recently, Shannon, Co-Founder of Holla Back DC, redesigned the local resource giving the site the surge of power it deserved. I was lucky enough to hear from Shannon about the details of the new and improved, Holla Back DC.

Blog of the Week, Culture »

[15 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Ms. Cavanaugh Goes to Washington

Wondering how you can take your DC experience to the next level? Amy Cavanaugh has it all covered.

Blog of the Week, Dating and Relationships »

[8 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]
So You’re EnGAYged

Iowa and Vermont legalized gay marriage the same week. Way to go you two! It seems like after the relentless negativity surrounding Proposition 8, things are looking up.

Although changing legislation to protect all citizens is one of the most influential ways to diminish prejudice, we all know that issues like this are rarely solved from the top down. People all over the country take steps in their daily lives to call out prejudice behavior and create larger waves of change. This week’s featured blog, So Your EnGAYged is doing just this. Kelly Prizel and Lara Swanson, founders of the blog, acknowledge that weddings do not always feature a woman pretending to be a virgin in a white dress; that love does not always come in one tradition, it manifests in all colors, personalities and styles. The site acts as an informational hub for reception ideas, fun party favors, and wedding vendors that cater to the queer community and truly believe that everyone deserves to celebrate love. Most importantly, So You’re EnGAYged acknowledges that activism can and should be a part of any business.

Kelly, Lara and Natalie (Kelly’s partner), took some time to write to me about the evolution of their site. Look below the fold to learn more about this great resource.

Blog of the Week »

[24 Mar 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
Blog of the Week: Bi The Way

This week’s featured blog explores male bisexuality.

Blog of the Week »

[17 Mar 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Blog of the Week: Good as You

Good as You acts as a one-stop shop for gay and lesbian news, media and pop culture and puts a new spin “G-A-Y” commentary. Jeremy Hooper, founder of Good as You, composes posts that are provocative, often tongue and cheek yet retain meaningful substance. He tells people how they can get involved in queer activism and reaches out to all minorities/genders. What keeps me interested in this blog is that it feels like an interactive site. Most posts feature a TV clipping, a radio interview or recent political dialogue that grabs the audience’s attention and showcases the various societal deficiencies that continue to hold gays back from truly being seen as “good as” everyone else. Here is what Jeremy Hooper had to say about his popular blog:

I started Good As You back in 2005 as a way of bringing a fresh perspective to the “culture war’ debate. At that point I was very drawn to some of the entertainment, media, and political blogs. I loved the immediacy, the conversational tone, and the irreverence. I found myself learning and retaining more from this presentation than I often did from traditional media. So my thought was that I could adopt this tone and apply it to the LGBT rights fight — taking often depressing or enraging issues and making them just a little more palatable.

Blog of the Week »

[10 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Every Tuesday TNG’s Allison features a blog that has made surfing the internet more substantive and worthwhile. This week, TNG gives a big shout out to JasmyneCannick.com.
Jasmyne Cannick, writer …

Blog of the Week »

[17 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Every Tuesday TNG’s Allison will feature a blog that has made surfing the internet more substantive and worthwhile. This week, TNG gives a big shout out to Holla Back New …