One of the treats from the Creating Change conference earlier this month was meeting Evan McMahon, an Indiana queer blogger known as BadEvan. We'd e-mailed, IMed, and tweeted back and forth, but we'd never actually met in real life. Right after Jerame and I met Evan, it was time for me to interview NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey. Evan walked with us and I introduced him to Rea.
Rea and I had hung out quite a bit at the National Equality March and I'd talked her into interviewing Julian Bond backstage after his speech for Bilerico Project. Unfortunately, the audio was so bad we weren't able to make anything worthwhile out of it. Rea asked if she could do another interview since the last one couldn't be used and she nabbed Evan to ask him a few questions for us.
It's not often you see the person who's usually in the hot seat sitting in the Barbara Walters spot. Jerame whittled the time down to 8 minutes for this video, but he had to cut out quite a bit of the silliness between Rea and Evan. Maybe I'll talk Jerame into making another video of the playful banter instead of trying to keep things more serious.
Video after the jump.