Monday, June 22, 2009

Good things come in two?

Two things came my way today and I wanted to share.

The first one was wholly unexpected: The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, one of the largest LGBT-rights organizations in the United Kingdom, launched their first ever ranking of the Top 100 International LGBT Blogs today, and they graciously - and surprisingly - included Blabbeando in their list.

Also among the 100 were Andrew Sullivan, Canadian Hope, Gay Persons of Color, Kenyon Farrow, Michael in Norfolk, Andy Towleroad, Joe Jervis a/k/a Joe.My.God, Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend, Marisol Lebrón at Post Pomo Nuyorican Homo, New York's Empire State Pride Agenda's The Agenda, Rod McCullum at Rod2.0, Bilerico, long time bud Coming Out at 48, Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin, Jeremy Hopper at Good as You, Immigration Equality and Queerty. I'm not sure I would call it an 'international' list since they only focused on English-language blogs, but I can't help but feel honored.

At the same time, word also reached me today that online Latino web-portal "Mi Apogéo" (soon to be re-branded as a more 'Latino' focused site) had published a 10-question interview I did with them last week appropriately titled "10 Questions for Blabbeando's Andrés Duque".

Among the questions? "What do you think is the single most important issue that affect gay and lesbian Latinos in the US?

My response? "Two issues: The economic downturn as well as immigration reform. They might not be seen as 'gay' issues, per se, but, as part of the larger Latino community, they impact LGBT Latinos as much as the rest".

Read the whole interview here.


The Brown Sensorium said...


Eddie said...

Felicidades, Andres!