Jerame Davis

Gay Geeks: Thinking about a new feature

Filed By Jerame Davis | July 25, 2007 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Geeks, Site News
Tags: advice column, gay geeks, internet, lgbt culture, online, technology

So, after all of the hard work behind the scenes creating a brand new website and so forth, I've been trying to come up with a new way to participate in the blogosphere. My two passions are politics and technology. This blog has plenty of political writers and I'm not going to stop talking about politics, but I really want a way to work my extensive technology background into my writing.

I've been rolling this idea around in my head for some time and I want to know what you, the readers, think about it.

I'm thinking of starting a new regular feature called Gay Geeks. Put simply, Gay Geeks would cover the area where queer culture and technology meet. I think that leaves a pretty wide field to discuss, whether it's advice about how to cruise online chat rooms safely or a serious discussion of gay culture and technology as status symbols, I plan to cover it.

So, dear readers, please help me out. I need your advice. First and foremost, would you even read it? What would you like to see covered? How often would you like to see such a column on the site?

Tell me what you think in the comments. I'll put up my first article in the next few days and we'll do a test run. If there is enough interest, I'll keep them going. If not, The Bilerico Project will have its first mini-series.


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Instead of just incorporating politics and technology, how about developing a site for gay intellectuals in general? We gay nerds who relish conversing about world cultures, environmentalism, the arts, and ethnic diversity in addition to science, technology, and politics lack ways to meet each other, especially in Hoosierland.

Sorry, I just got onto this website, and didn't even read any of the other articles on this page. Bilerico's site appears to adequately represent some of the issues I discussed in my previous post. Onward ho with queer science and technology! Now, perhaps, someone could put together a mixer of sorts for Bilerico readers to just meet and network. Queer intellectualism can be isolating.

Dude, what about all the queer gamers out there?

Gary, I'm glad you found the rest of the great content on the site. It's a fantastic web destination if I do say so myself. We'll be as intellectually stimulating as we can moving forward. I hope you become a regular reader.

Serena, I'll probably cover games from time to time, but I'm not a gamer myself. I dabble in games here and there, but I haven't fired up a game in at least 6 months. That definitely makes me way out of touch to try to write about gaming.

I'd love for us to cover queer gaming, so if you, or someone you know, wants to write about gaming from a queer angle, by all means, let me know!!