Editors' Note: Projector Rebecca Berfanger sends in her birthday wishes to TBP. Rebecca is an Indianapolis native and has her B.A. (Ball State, 2000) and M.S.J. (Northwestern, 2005) in journalism. She has written legal and entertainment articles for print and online media, and volunteers for HIV/AIDS awareness groups in Indianapolis. Be her friend at the Indiana AIDS Walk's MySpace page.
I first started reading the Bilerico report when it was still based in Indiana -- before the site "went national." Since learning about the site, I've corresponded with Bil Browning and others he has introduced me to for two reasons: 1) my job as a reporter for Indiana Lawyer; and 2) in my spare time I'm a marketing team volunteer for the two annual events that support the efforts of the Indiana AIDS Fund.
At Indiana Lawyer, I cover social justice issues, such as civil rights/issues of the LGBT community (hate crime legislation, marriage equality, estate planning issues for GLBT persons, ENDA, and legal issues of people living with HIV/AIDS). I make it a point to check out Bilerico at least a few times a week and also subscribe to the site's daily e-mail updates to see if there's anything I may have missed. Bil himself has also been a great resource when I need suggestions for attorneys, including a few Bilerico contributors, who can speak to me about the issues I report on.