Why We Should Support Gay News Sites

An important point LGBT readers must remember: LGBT news sites and blogs often work as advocates for their community as well, something CNN, The New York Times, and other traditional news organizations do not. The loss of LGBT media is not only the loss of a news outlet, but the loss of a soldier in the battle for equality.

– David Badash from The New Civil Rights Movement writing about the state of gay media last year. To answer that overly-contentious headline (“Will Your Favorite Still Be There Next Year?”), Queerty not only survived another year but has since doubled its audience.

Also noteworthy in the last year, The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed have ramped up their LGBT coverage like no one’s business. I wonder if a mainstream site with a devoted gay section can be as effective an advocate in the battle for equality as Metro Weekly, Good As You or Pam’s House Blend. A question for Chris Geidner, I guess.

Oscar Raymundo
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Comments (2):

  • I agree with supporting LGBTQ news media – I have several that run through my newsfeed, but I’m also of the opinion that some of these sites need to start pulling in non-LGBTQ specific topical news as well in order to survive.
    CNN and HuffPo are closer to a one stop shop for the wide variety of news that I’m interested in; and I believe that’s the case for a lot of other people as well.
    And if I’m missing a good LGBTQ source, please let me know 🙂

  • I agree with supporting LGBTQ news media – I have several that run through my newsfeed, but I’m also of the opinion that some of these sites need to start pulling in non-LGBTQ specific topical news as well in order to survive.
    CNN and HuffPo are closer to a one stop shop for the wide variety of news that I’m interested in; and I believe that’s the case for a lot of other people as well.
    And if I’m missing a good LGBTQ source, please let me know 🙂

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