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08/27/2008

Where to get 'Demmed' while our focus is dimmed

by Jeremy Hooper

Setwidth160dncclogohorizcolorfina_2 So you might have noticed that this site has been pretty lax with its DNCC coverage.  And in fact, you might have noticed that this week has been slower in general.  Well the answer for that is simple: I, Jeremy, have taken a short hiatus from my LGBT activist post in Manhattan to actually enjoy some of the fruits of my labors.  Instead of fighting for marriage equality, my partner and I are in the San Francisco Bay/ Silicon Valley areas of California booking all the events, vendors, hotels, performers, and various wranglers that will go along with our real, tangible, and LEGAL April '09 wedding (fair-minded voters willing).

Fortunately, however, the LGBT blogging world is very well represented in Denver.  I know that from my mobile West coast post, I have relied on (a) a Slingbox, and (b) the great reporting of some of our online friends to give me an LGBT perspective on all of the donkey party news.  The first one is going to cost you 150 bucks.  The second, however, we can give you for free.

First up -- Lesbian blogging stalwart Pam Spaulding, along with colleagues Autumn Sandeen and "radical" Russ, are doing a bang up job over at Pam's pad:

Pam's House Blend

Fellow Gothamite Andy Towle is also on-site, along with fellow Corey Johnson, snatching great video interviews from folks like Barney Frank and WaPo's Jonathan Capehart:

Towleroad

And finally, over at HRC's Back Story blog, Chris Johnson is giving insight into the goings-on from a more organized "movement" perspective:

HRC Back Story

In the current media orgy that is American political journa-news-a-logging, there are clearly several other places for you to turn. But the above three have certainly helped me merge cake tastings with Obama-mania, and floral arrangements with the non-shrinking violet that is Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Check 'em all out.

**UPDATE: Oh, but we can give you one quick DNCC highlight.  After the jump you can watch Sen. Clinton's rousing speech, courtesy of MSNBC:

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Your thoughts

Welcome to the Golden State... if you are still here. LEAVE it is going to be very HOT here for 3 days. Seriously, hope all the planning stays FUN!

PS For those who missed it TERENCE T is also with Pam, but wihout credentials! His piece on walking to the Big Tent in Denver, without credentials, while being BLACK...is hilarious!
But scary too. Great shot of CIA ear piece!

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 27, 2008 10:45:44 AM

Hi, Jeremy,

I want to wish you and your partner all the best as you plan for your wedding. I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your time in California and when you come back I hope everything is in place for the big celebration. Safe trip - both in CA and back home!

Posted by: tom | Aug 27, 2008 10:48:46 AM

PS Terences piece is POSTCARDS FROM DENVER, Day One, Part One. Autumn is funny today too..She can't seem to connect to the interenet anywhere but her hotel room! LA LA
the modern communication age. ... and if that is her pic...LOVE the new look.

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 27, 2008 10:49:52 AM

Sorry....just one more....you must read and SEE Day Two: Stroll Down 16th by Radical Russ!

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 27, 2008 10:56:09 AM

How exciting! San Francisco is such a romantic city. I lived in SF for a couple of years and absolutely loved every minute of it - except for finding parking, that was a bitch. I hope that you guys have a wonderful time, and hope that the hateful buggers don't prevail this November's election.

If you guys are cake tasting, my recommendation is the lemon raspberry (made with raspberry brandy) and lemon meringue buttercream icing. Of all the wedding cake that I have ever tasted, that one is the most memorable. My mouth still waters when I think about it. But that's just me. One of my friends found out, at that wedding, that he was allergic to something that he ate there - but I doubt that it was the cake, if you know what I mean.

And, don't forget about the mud-baths in Calistoga! Cause when you're in Northern California, you've gotta visit the Napa Valley wine country.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Aug 28, 2008 2:40:22 AM

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