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A Louisville Connection: The GCRM Media Club

January 20, 2009

Passionate often powerful GLBTQ media focused on the Gay Civil Rights Movement too often goes unseen, hidden away on various unrelated sites around the Web. Similarly, creative GLBTQ activists & allies, from all over the world, who care deeply about the Movement in their respective countries, too often go it alone. Let’s fix that.

Hi, I’m Patrick Yaeger based here in Louisville, Kentucky and I curate The GCRM Media Club – a new community of activists & allies sharing quality online media in support of the Gay Civil Rights Movement.

Check out the Media Club’s most recent media on the main page. To access all of the content we’re sharing, upload your own content and interact with members, you’ll need to join up. Don’t worry, membership is completely free. We just ask that you follow the community guidelines, especially the one about no porn or sexually explicit adult content.

Let’s take a look at just one clip from ‘True Colors’ – a relatively new documentary the Media Club recently found which explores the lives of four gay men and their stories of love, hate and acceptance:

New online technologies are connecting people all over our planet like never before. Now is the time to create an open worldwide community of queer people united to defend equality, draw attention to injustice and share our media in that pursuit. If you are a content producer, content collector, videographer, photographer, podcaster, author, musician, artist, activist or ally, you can be of service to the Movement by networking with us, contributing content and spreading the word. 

We also power satellite communities on Twitter The GCRM Mega Feed, Facebook The GCRM Media Club Fan Page and FriendFeed The GCRM Media Club Room.

Shoutout to Queer Cincinnati!

January 15, 2009

The bloggers at Queer Cincinnati found out about our brand-spanking new blog and they were really thoughtful to not only add us to their blogroll, but they even made a post about our site! Who said hospitality didn’t exist on the other side of the Ohio River?

So, we’re doing our fellow part to promote our sister site. Their Web presence, in a way, galvanized us to start one here, as you could say it was a Twitter inspiration.

Cincinnati at dusk. Photo care of Chicago Carless.

Cincinnati at dusk. Photo credit: Chicago Carless.

Beyond online proximity, Cinci is only an hour and a half drive from Louisville, so if you’re itching to get out of the River City and don’t want to travel for hours to find a gay-friendly metropolis, Cincinnati is your best bet.

What’s going on in Cincinnati these days? Despite the conservative lasso of the nearby Northern Kentucky suburbs, in recent years Cincinnati seen a renaissance in its gay scene. Whether you just want to dance at Adonis or the iconic Dock Complex or get your activist fix by volunteering with Impact Cincinnati (who just launched a new site too), there always seems to be something going on in the Queen City.

So, who’s up for a road trip?

Note: If you aren’t able to make it to the Tranny Roadshow tonight in Lexington, they’ll be making a stop in Cinci this upcoming Saturday. All the more reason to go, right? Click here for more details.