Michael Crawford

The New Gay Makes the Washington Post

Filed By Michael Crawford | March 16, 2009 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Media

Its usually a good thing when gay bloggers get featured in the traditional media for the role that they can play strengthening the LGBT community. Its even better when the gay bloggers featured are from DC and are doing such great work as Ben Carver, Michael Eichler and Zack Rosen of The New Gay.

Here's Zack featured in the Washington Post article Come Out, Then Branch Out:

"You come out into this culture that you had no hand in creating, and you're expected to conform to it if you want to have friends or sexual partners," Rosen said. "One of the greatest tragedies in gay life is that you spend the first 18 or 20 or however many years of your life feeling as an outsider -- and then you come out, and still . . . you may not want to come into this fabulous world of big, mega dance club music with all these guys in Hollister T-shirts. It's one way people live, but it's not you. One of the tag lines of [the New Gay] is: 'Be gay and be yourself,' and here, it's often very hard to do both."

I had the pleasure of meeting Zack and his boyfriend Michael (definitely candidates for most adorable blogger couple ever) at the LGBT Blogger Summit last December. Through The New Gay they are helping to create a more vibrant and more interesting LGBT community that is less dominated by the wealthy white and male.

To celebrate the site's upcoming super fab redesign, The New Gay is throwing a party:

TNG Relaunch Party
Thursday March 19, 8 PM to Midnight,
Solly's U St Tavern, 1942 11th St NW

Congratulations boys! You're success is well deserved.

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