Last month we started testing our community blogger program here on QN as a way to get more boots on the ground and restore our local flavor. We want to help promote local gay and gay-friendly business and events and we’re experimenting with recruiting bloggers who live and work in the cities in our Directory. We kicked off the pilot program with 5 local correspondents and we’ve added two more!
I’ve been mulling it over in my head for a few days now and I thought it was time I weighed in and posted some of my thoughts about the NFL and the new Ray Rice video that emerged this week. There is no other way to say this: The NFL handled almost this entire situation really, really wrong. The initial two-day suspension of Ray Rice was a ghastly error in and of itself.
I was super excited this last Tuesday when I got the promo email from Netflix that season 5 of the FX comedy The League was available to
binge watch. I’ve watched all of the previous 4 seasons of the funny fantasy football show and granted it’s definitely an adult-themed show. I appreciate the high level of irreverence and it kind of reminds me of a real-life South Park for football fans. I made time to catch the season opener this week and I have to say I was completely caught off guard and, frankly, offended by the season opener.
Michael Sam was officially signed to the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys today. This was a great move for Sam and an even better move for the Cowboys. I wished we would have just snagged him off waivers over the weekend but it seems to be working out anyway. You can watch the video of Coach Jason Garrett announcing the move that posted less than an hour ago on the Dallas Cowboys website.
So I woke up this morning and I realized we hit a milestone here in Queer Landia land. We hit the 3,000 follower mark and it was a real treat to see this morning as I await my first cup of coffee. We are 5 months shy of hitting our 3 year anniversary and garnering 3,000 subscribers isn’t too shabby if I do say so myself.
Hey Baltimore! If you’re looking for a great way to workout and meet some new people, try a game with the Charm City Volleyball club!
In the wake of Robin Williams taking his own life I’ve been thinking a lot about The Trevor Project. I thought I’d give them a shout out this week and help raise more awareness and shine a light on this sad darkness.