Jerame and I are headed to San Francisco for the weekend. I'm convening a gathering of 30-some top LGBT bloggers, journalists, and newspaper editors to talk about major issues facing our community that currently don't get nearly the amount of ink as some of our more sexy and popular problems. The focus this time will be on immigration issues and teen homelessness and bullying. This is the second year in a row for the convening.
Thankfully, I don't have to pay for all those travel expenses. The good folks at the Haas Foundation are paying for everyone's travel expenses because they believe in the power of spreading knowledge. Quite a few bloggers would never have this experience or be able to sit and speak to some of the folks shaping our movement, so I'm really proud to be playing my part in selecting attendees and facilitating the trip. Plus, everyone invited can live-tweet, blog, Facebook, whatever they'd like; it's all on the record and there's no secret information!
I normally name a new "Bilerico" when I leave for a work trip, but this time it's extra special. You've seen Intern Jake in the comments section and some of our contributors have worked with him, but now we're putting him in charge of the whole shebang.
While I'm gone, Jake will be in charge. Unlike most of the other celebrity fill-ins, Jake actually knows how to run Bilerico Project. He'll be doing all of the editing, marketing, scheduling, writing, and cat herding that I normally do on a daily basis. We'll see if he survives the weekend. *grins*
Be nice to him, but keep him on his toes. I'll see everyone on Monday when I'm back home again.