What's better than an issue of DC's MetroWeekly? An issue of MetroWeekly with Bilerico-DC Managing Editor Michael Crawford on the cover!
While most of you know Michael as a long-time Bilerico Project blogger and member of the Ed Team, you might not know his storied past in activism.
Michael was one of the original organizers of the Millennium March. He's also the founder and driving force behind DC's LGBT Center's "DC For Marriage" initiative. Combine his offline organizing capabilities with his online networking know-how and you've got a potent force for LGBT justice.
I've been honored to work alongside Michael on the TBP Ed Team. It's fantastic to see him get the recognition he deserves for all of his hard work for LGBT issues.
After the jump is a small section of the interview where they talk about Bilerico Project and Bilerico-DC. Be sure to check out the entire article though; it's a darn good interview.
MW: Tell me about your work online. How many blogs are you involved with?
CRAWFORD: I have my personal blog, which is Bloggernista. I'm figuring out what's happing with that. It's probably going to be reshaped into a whole other thing. I'm managing editor of Bilerico-D.C.(http://dc.bilerico.com/), which is in its soft launch period right now. We're going to have the official launch in two weeks. Then I also blog for the Huffington Post.
MW: How will Bilerico-D.C. differ from Bilerico?
CRAWFORD: The main site has about 60 contributors who come from all over the country. There are also two other state sites: Bilerico-Indiana and Bilerico-Florida. So Bilerico-D.C. will cover, essentially, gay life and politics inside the Beltway. Not just D.C., but Virginia and Maryland as well.
We're going to cover what's happening inside the Beltway, but we're also the seat of the federal government. And from where I live I can walk to HRC, to the Victory Fund, to the Task Force. We're also going to be, in a sense, trying to show a bit about how the push for legislation that impacts gays is actually being done, to show a little bit about how the sausage is made. We're going to be covering some stuff that's national, but not in a way that competes with the Bilerico site, but that complements it.
MW: How do you find the time?
CRAWFORD: A lot of my blogging is after work, on my lunch break and on weekends. It's the same with DC for Marriage. That's probably why I don't have a boyfriend. There's no time.