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.
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.
With Rachel Maddow
Sharon Lettman of the National Black Justice Coalition
Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) sponsor of House DADT repeal leg.
Diego Sanchez, right hand man to Congressman Barney Frank (and a wonderful person).
Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
With Raleigh, NC native and American Idol runner-up, recording artist Clay Aiken.
Meredith Baxter, actress and now-LGBT activist.
I can't believe I not only had my pic taken with Gloria Steinem, but received an award from her (Women's Media Center)!
With former Women's Media Center President and former news anchor (WNBC and ABC), Carol Jenkins.
The incredible Joan Walsh of Salon.
At ENC conference with first out lesbian elected in the state of Alabama, Patricia Todd.
At the CNN Election Night blogathon with conservative writer La Shawn Barber.
With NY-based writer Nancy Goldstein.
Local politician and LGBT ally, Ed Ridpath.
With the Nobel Peace-prize nominee Mandy Carter, who is also a Durham resident.
My pic with Markos of Daily Kos, at Blogworld 2007
With Jared Polis in 2007, who went on to win a seat in Congress, becoming the 3rd out gay representative (D-CO).
Jane Hamsher of the powerhouse Firedoglake.
The Brad Blog's Brad Friedman.
Businessman and the first out gay candidate for the U.S. Senate in NC (2008), Jim Neal.
The talented and funny Kate Clinton.
I'm in the press booth covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Mara Keisling of the NCTE.
with Patricia Todd and her partner Jen Clarke.
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her former partner.
Chris Rabb and Bruce Dixon.
With activist Judy Shepard, mother of the slain Matthew Shepard.
Aubrey Sarvis of SLDN.
My memory fails on the first gent on the left. #2 is Darren Manzella, and PHB's Daimeon Pilcher.
With Patricia Todd at Equality Alabama social.
Alabama activist Kathy McMullen (amazing LGBT ally)
Patricia Todd with my lovely wife Kate.
We won this in the charity auction for Equality Alabama
And can you believe the Equality Alabama gala was held in the same hotel as faith healing fraud Benny Hinn.
Pandagon's Amanda Marcotte.
Sam Seder interviewed me for Air America in 2008.
Practically all the gays that were at Netroots Nation Chicago. Joe Sudbay, Chris Johnson, Mike Rogers, Mike Signorile, and Steve Clemons.
The "we-re not worthy" brilliant Glenn Greenwald.
Out to dinner at NN Chicago with Mike Rogers, Josh Cohen, Mike Signorile, Joe Sudbay, Chris Johnson and David Guggenheim.
Glenn Greenwald officially hates this pic.
With Hilary Rosen and Mike Rogers.
Kate and I with Cybill Shepherd.
Kate and I with Marlee Matlin.
With Durham City Councilman Mike Woodard and local activist and ally John Schelp.
Durham activist and ally John Schelp of the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association (my former neighborhood).
Kate and I with local LGBT rights attorney Sharon Thompson.
Conservative writer, singer and all around great guy Joe Murray.
With SLDN Board Secretary Brian Fricke at SLDN dinner.
Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy, USA (Ret.), the highest ranking female officer in Army history.
with the group Betty.
My high school English teacher at Stuyvesant, the late Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes. This was at my 10th reunion.
Former CNN internet reporter Jackie Schechner.
Atrios (Duncan Black).
NJ activist Jay Lassiter.
Margaret Cho, when she performed here in Durham.
Hollywood legend Tab Hunter.
Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC).
With the then-future out lesbian mayor of Houston, Annise Parker.
Jennifer Clarke and Patricia Todd.
Interviewed by Ron Reagan at Netroots Nation Chicago.
John Amaechi at NBJC Summit (2007)
The witty Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God.
The sweetheart Jeremy Hooper of Good As You.
Ace media trainer Joel Silberman and philanthropist and author Mitchell Gold.
Bil Browning, one of the helmsmen of The Bilerico Project.
Catching the ex-gay movement frauds is Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out.
My bud and legend Mike Rogers, specializing in outing anti-gay closet cases.
Faith in America's Jimmy Creech and Executive Director Brent Childers
Ally Gordon Smith, now on the Asheville City Council.
My good friend activist, author, and SiriusXM talk show host Michelangelo Signorile,
Interviewing Rep. Patrick Murphy at NN Chicago.
Blend Barista Autumn Sandeen, Rep. Patrick Murphy.
Kate and I with Mike Signorile during a NY visit.
Andy Szerkes, with Donald Hitchcock and Lane Hudson, Act On Principles at NN Chicago.
Mike Signorile and Autumn Sandeen.
With Jim Neal, and Dallas Principles organizers and authors Ken Ahonen-Jover, Juan Ahonen-Jover, also the co-founders of eQualityGiving.org
Pandagon's Jesse Taylor.
Now what was conservative former Rep. Bob Barr doing at Netroots Nation?
A living civil rights legend, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), with Kate and I at the Equality Alabama gala in 2009.
A living civil rights legend, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
Law & Order SVU's (my fave show), B.D. Wong, presented the Courage Awards in 2010.
I was bear hugged at the Courage Awards in 2010 by playwright Tony Kushner.
Sequence of shots from promotional video of the 2009 OUT 100 with fellow honoree Arjan Timmermans.
The final shot from the promotional video of the 2009 OUT 100 with fellow honoree Arjan Timmermans.
Screencap of the print feature from the OUT 100 2009.
Kate and I with Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer, (Ret.), Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star recipient.
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).
Pam with Ben Jealous of the NAACP, May, 29, 2010.
With Daniel Blatt of GayPatriot.net.
with my lovely wife Kate and activist David Mixner.
The amazing activist, Lt. Dan Choi, taken at NN10 in Las Vegas.
With Robin McGehee of GetEqual
With Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry at NN 2010
Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, Michael Rogers, Rep. Jarid Polis (CD-2, CO), Pam Spaulding
with infamous "outing" journalist Mike Rogers, featured in the documentary Outrage.
with Joe Sudbay of Americablog while on vacation in Maine.
The brilliant and funny Lizz Winstead, taken at BlogHer10
2010 Pride - your blogmistress and WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Pam Saulsby.
With National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell (r) and Bull City Blend fan Jason Cottrell (l)
Netroots Nation 2011: with Zack Ford of Think Progress LGBT
Netroots Nation 2011: Mike Rogers
Netroots Nation 2011: Jimmy LaSalvia of GOProud.
Netroots Nation 2011: Lizz Winstead
Netroots Nation 2011: Greg Rae, Tony Award-winning producer of The Normal Heart.
Netroots Nation 2011: Jarrod Chlapowski of Servicemembers United.
With Janet Mock, 2011, at Point Foundation Conference.