Tuesday, April 04, 2006

If April showers bring May flowers, we're gonna get hay fever

On my way to the Gay & Lesbian World Travel Expo in WeHo... I stopped to post on the way. It is wet out there. Not much by SF or Seattle standards, but enough to make a 17 minute trip take over an hour.

As I was leaving the house, Larry Mantle was hosting an interesting segment on the schism between African Americans and Latinos on KPCC's Airtalk (there's a link on the left) that I wish I could have listened to. I'll check out the site later for the transcripts. Seems like belatedly (but better than never) the issue is being talked about by people who have an earnest desire to do something about it. The erosion of political activity among people of color in LA the last few years has been appalling. Seeing Mayor Villaraigosa
Sunday at the Thai New Year's celebration a few blocks from where I live, and him mentioning that Los Angeles has the largest population of some 30 ethnic groups and nationalities out of their home countries is cause for more hope.

I found the site for Queer Writers (http://www.queerwriters.com) while I was surfing. Seemed like a good link to include, although I haven't yet had the chance to read it in depth.

The Queer Media Conference is coming up in New York, but since I'm stuck on the West Coast, I'll have to hope they post some of the proceedings online. I'll add a link to the left. Getting time to organize those things; but there's never enough time to do everything on my agenda. Where on earth do those guys ever have the time to surf for porn? There's so much other stuff to do, and never the time to do it.

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