Bil Browning

Roadtrip: Intern Jake Takes the Wheel

Filed By Bil Browning | March 10, 2011 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: Haas Jr Fund, Intern Jake, Jake Weinraub, LGBT rights, San Francisco convening

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. california-golden-gate-bridge.jpgThe 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.


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Gee ...

my invitation must have got lost in the mail during our flooding this week.

Lyndon Evans
Publisher (and real journalist not a wannabe)
Focus On The Rainbow

Pam Daniels Pam Daniels | March 11, 2011 9:26 PM

Hey Jake,

Kudos on your big break!

Because you'e an intern you must be to young to know who Alan Shepard is but this weekend you should regularly kneel before your computer keyboard and regularly repeat Alan Shepard's Prayer:

"Dear Lord, please don't let me f#@k up."

I'm sure you'll do a killer job and if you don't, well use your imagination!

Pam

Pam Daniels Pam Daniels | March 11, 2011 9:28 PM

Hey Jake,

Kudos on your big break!

Because you'e an intern you must be to young to know who Alan Shepard is but this weekend you should regularly kneel before your computer keyboard and regularly repeat Alan Shepard's Prayer:

"Dear Lord, please don't let me f#@k up."

I'm sure you'll do a killer job and if you don't, well use your imagination!

Pam

Sorry about that Lyndon; you must not be in with the in-crowd of conveners this time!