116 Photos - Sep 5, 2009
Photo: Photo: With the lead singer of Journey (my favorite band!), Arnel Pineda.  Taken at a Meet & Greet before the 8/20/2011 concert at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh. I gave Arnel a Durham Bulls T-shirt as a local memento from his stop in the Triangle. He's a humble, generous man who takes time with fans.Photo: The man behind Don't Stop Believing, Journey songwriter, keyboardist, and rhythm guitarist Jonathan Cain, was very kind and thoughtful during the Meet & Greet. held before the band's concert in Raleigh, NC on 8/20/2011.Photo: With Rachel MaddowPhoto: Sharon Lettman of the National Black Justice CoalitionPhoto: Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) sponsor of House DADT repeal leg.Photo: Diego Sanchez, right hand man to Congressman Barney Frank (and a wonderful person).Photo: Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.Photo: With Raleigh, NC native and American Idol runner-up, recording artist Clay Aiken.Photo: Meredith Baxter, actress and now-LGBT activist.Photo: I can't believe I not only had my pic taken with Gloria Steinem, but received an award from her (Women's Media Center)!Photo: With former Women's Media Center President and former news anchor (WNBC and ABC), Carol Jenkins.Photo: The incredible Joan Walsh of Salon.Photo: At ENC conference with first out lesbian elected in the state of Alabama, Patricia Todd.Photo: At the CNN Election Night blogathon with conservative writer La Shawn Barber.Photo: With NY-based writer Nancy Goldstein.Photo: Local politician and LGBT ally, Ed Ridpath.Photo: With the Nobel Peace-prize nominee Mandy Carter, who is also a Durham resident.Photo: My pic with Markos of Daily Kos, at Blogworld 2007Photo: With Jared Polis in 2007, who went on to win a seat in Congress, becoming the 3rd out gay representative (D-CO).Photo: Jane Hamsher of the powerhouse Firedoglake.Photo: The Brad Blog's Brad Friedman.Photo: Businessman and the first out gay candidate for the U.S. Senate in NC (2008), Jim Neal.Photo: The talented and funny Kate Clinton.Photo: I'm in the press booth covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention.Photo: Mara Keisling of the NCTE.Photo: with Patricia Todd and her partner Jen Clarke.Photo: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her former partner.Photo: Chris Rabb and Bruce Dixon.Photo: With activist Judy Shepard, mother of the slain Matthew Shepard.Photo: Aubrey Sarvis of SLDN.Photo: My memory fails on the first gent on the left. #2 is Darren Manzella, and PHB's Daimeon Pilcher.Photo: Brian FrickePhoto: With Patricia Todd at Equality Alabama social.Photo: Alabama activist Kathy McMullen (amazing LGBT ally)Photo: Patricia Todd with my lovely wife Kate.Photo: We won this in the charity auction for Equality AlabamaPhoto: And can you believe the Equality Alabama gala was held in the same hotel as faith healing fraud Benny Hinn.Photo: Pandagon's Amanda Marcotte.Photo: Sam Seder interviewed me for Air America in 2008.Photo: Practically all the gays that were at Netroots Nation Chicago. Joe Sudbay, Chris Johnson, Mike Rogers, Mike Signorile, and Steve Clemons.Photo: The "we-re not worthy" brilliant Glenn Greenwald.Photo: Out to dinner at NN Chicago with Mike Rogers, Josh Cohen, Mike Signorile, Joe Sudbay, Chris Johnson and David Guggenheim.Photo: Glenn Greenwald officially hates this pic.Photo: With Hilary Rosen and Mike Rogers.Photo: Kate and I with Cybill Shepherd.Photo: Kate and I with Marlee Matlin.Photo: With Durham City Councilman Mike Woodard and local activist and ally John Schelp.Photo: Durham activist and ally John Schelp of the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association (my former neighborhood).Photo: Kate and I with local LGBT rights attorney Sharon Thompson.Photo: Conservative writer, singer and all around great guy Joe Murray.Photo: With SLDN Board Secretary Brian Fricke at SLDN dinner.Photo: Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy, USA (Ret.), the highest ranking female officer in Army history.Photo: with the group Betty.Photo: My high school English teacher at Stuyvesant, the late Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes.  This was at my 10th reunion.Photo: Former CNN internet  reporter Jackie Schechner.Photo: Atrios (Duncan Black).Photo: NJ activist Jay Lassiter.Photo: Margaret Cho, when she performed here in Durham.Photo: Hollywood legend Tab Hunter.Photo: Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC).Photo: Jane HamsherPhoto: With the then-future out lesbian mayor of Houston, Annise Parker.Photo: Jennifer Clarke and Patricia Todd.Photo: Interviewed by Ron Reagan at Netroots Nation Chicago.Photo: John Amaechi at NBJC Summit (2007)Photo: The witty Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God.Photo: The sweetheart Jeremy Hooper of Good As You.Photo: Ace media trainer Joel Silberman and philanthropist and author Mitchell Gold.Photo: Bil Browning, one of the helmsmen of The Bilerico Project.Photo: Catching the ex-gay movement frauds is Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out.Photo: My bud and legend Mike Rogers, specializing in outing anti-gay closet cases.Photo: Faith in America's Jimmy Creech and Executive Director Brent ChildersPhoto: Ally Gordon Smith, now on the Asheville City Council.Photo: My good friend activist, author, and SiriusXM talk show host Michelangelo Signorile,Photo: Interviewing Rep. Patrick Murphy at NN Chicago.Photo: Blend Barista Autumn Sandeen, Rep. Patrick Murphy.Photo: Kate and I with Mike Signorile during a NY visit.Photo: Andy Szerkes, with Donald Hitchcock and Lane Hudson, Act On Principles at NN Chicago.Photo: Mike Signorile and Autumn Sandeen.Photo: With Jim Neal, and Dallas Principles organizers and authors Ken Ahonen-Jover, Juan Ahonen-Jover, also the co-founders of eQualityGiving.orgPhoto: Pandagon's Jesse Taylor.Photo: Now what was conservative former Rep. Bob Barr doing at Netroots Nation?Photo: A living civil rights legend, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), with Kate and I at the Equality Alabama gala in 2009.Photo: A living civil rights legend, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)Photo: Law & Order SVU's (my fave show), B.D. Wong, presented the Courage Awards in 2010.Photo: I was bear hugged at the Courage Awards in 2010 by playwright Tony Kushner.Photo: Sequence of shots from promotional video of the 2009 OUT 100 with fellow honoree Arjan Timmermans.Photo: Sequence of shots from promotional video of the 2009 OUT 100 with fellow honoree Arjan Timmermans.Photo: Sequence of shots from promotional video of the 2009 OUT 100 with fellow honoree Arjan Timmermans.Photo: Sequence of shots from promotional video of the 2009 OUT 100 with fellow honoree Arjan Timmermans.Photo: Sequence of shots from promotional video of the 2009 OUT 100 with fellow honoree Arjan Timmermans.Photo: The final shot from the promotional video of the 2009 OUT 100 with fellow honoree Arjan Timmermans.Photo: Screencap of the print feature from the OUT 100 2009.Photo: Kate and I with Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer, (Ret.),  Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star recipient.Photo: With me at the WUNC studios after The State of Things broadcast (9/23/2011): Randy Jones, the cowboy from Village People and the keynote speaker at tomorrow's NC Pride, Steven Petrow, author of the book, “Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners", Reverend Brett Webb-Mitchell, a former pastor and visiting faculty at North Carolina Central University.  The program audio is at The State of Things (http://goo.gl/LjUdT).Photo: Pam with Ben Jealous of the NAACP, May, 29, 2010.Photo: With Daniel Blatt of GayPatriot.net.Photo: with my lovely wife Kate and activist David Mixner.Photo: The amazing activist, Lt. Dan Choi, taken at NN10 in Las Vegas.Photo: With Robin McGehee of GetEqualPhoto: With Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry at NN 2010Photo: Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, Michael Rogers, Rep. Jarid Polis (CD-2, CO), Pam SpauldingPhoto: with infamous "outing" journalist Mike Rogers, featured in the documentary Outrage.Photo: with Joe Sudbay of Americablog while on vacation in Maine.Photo: The brilliant and funny Lizz Winstead, taken at BlogHer10Photo: 2010 Pride - your blogmistress and WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Pam Saulsby.Photo: With  National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell (r) and Bull City Blend fan Jason Cottrell (l)Photo: Netroots Nation 2011: with Zack Ford of Think Progress LGBTPhoto: Netroots Nation 2011: Mike RogersPhoto: Netroots Nation 2011: Jimmy LaSalvia of GOProud.Photo: Netroots Nation 2011: Lizz WinsteadPhoto: Netroots Nation 2011: Greg Rae, Tony Award-winning producer of The Normal Heart.Photo: Netroots Nation 2011: Jarrod Chlapowski of Servicemembers United.Photo: Photo: With Janet Mock, 2011, at Point Foundation Conference.