Bil Browning

The queer blogosphere at SXSW

Filed By Bil Browning | March 18, 2010 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Site News
Tags: gay blogs, queer blogosphere, Queerty, South By Southwest, SXSW

Last weekend, I was a panelist at the South By SouthWest conference. I sat on the first specifically queer session at the major interactive, music and film gathering and the feedback was amazing.

Engaging The Queer Community featured Fausto Fernos from the Feast of Fun podcast as our moderator and my fellow panelists were Trish Bendix, editor-in-chief of AfterEllen and Sinclair Sexsmith from Sugarbutch Chronicles. It was an interesting mix since AfterEllen features entertainment news geared toward lesbians, Sugarbutch is a not-safe-for-work site about sex and gender, and Bilerico Project focuses quite a bit on the LGBT movement - especially politics.

AfterElton liveblogged our session on their Facebook page and Fausto has promised video of the session soon. I'll update the post with the video when I get it. The three topics that dominated my portion of the Q&A? Rockstar Energy Drink's threatened lawsuit and subsequent change of heart, Neil Patrick Harris, and the Ron Goldgate fiasco.

After the jump is video from an interview I did with Queerty contributor Daniel Villarreal immediately following the session. Topics include: getting started as a queer blogger, the concerns gay bloggers have about covering trans issues, and my support for marriage equality and the National Equality March. Be sure to check out Sinclair's interview too while you're there.

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Believe or not Bil, I actually appreciated your answer on the video's discussion of trans issues on LGBT blogs. It was a sensitive response from someone who, in past, I've accused of not being so... sensitive. A good direction. :-)

Thanks Gina. That means a lot coming from you. :)

I agree with Gina, Bil. Good job! And thanks.