All posts by Mike Martinez

Founder and Chief Queer. Let's do this! :-)

Gay history month is winding down :-(

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Where in the hell did October go!?  Lol.  Tomorrow is Halloween, then October is off the books.  Before you know it, it’s Thanksgiving and Christmas, then 2015 is here.  Wow.  If you haven’t been keeping up, gay history month is this month, and every day a new gay icon is highlighted.

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WordCamp SF 2014

mike martinez spirit day 2014I’m taking in WordCamp San Francisco this weekend via live stream.  I attended the 2-day WordPress developer conference back in 2010 live and in person.  I got to hear WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg speak as the keynote and I was very impressed and walked away feeling pretty inspired about all things WP.  This year I opted to give the live streaming option a try and kicked off my two-day WP semi-binge in some comfy sweats with a cup of hot coffee!  I heart the web.  Click the link below to read my thoughts about the first talk I attended.

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Spreading HIV is criminal

Many moons ago I knew someone who knew someone in a group of friends I had when I first came out and when I first launched the old Queer Fresno.  For the purposes of this blog we’ll call him “John Doe” because he still lives in Fresno and still knows some people I know and I don’t want to drudge up old drama.  John and I had a big disagreement around how he handled his HIV status and I was reminded of him last week when an Atlanta pastor was caught sleeping with women in his church and knowingly spreading HIV.

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Got queer?

mike martinez spirit day 2014So as part of the process of moving QL to our server space and the downloadable version of WordPress it’s give me a chance to see review and edit some of our content and pages.  I’ve went through and cleaned up the Queer Links page on our site and I was a little sad to see how many queer sites went under or just called it quits over the last year.

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Join our budding band of bloggers

mike martinez spirit day 2014Are you a serious gay writer?  Do you have a passion for all things queer?  Are you looking to find your voice on this pale blue dot?  This project might be for you.  We are looking for like-minded, gay writers, to help us build a truly independent and unique gay media source.  We are looking for contributors who like our mission and want to help us build a thriving, first rate blog.

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