Stephanie Donald | LGBT Today | April 14, 2013
I frequently talk with my friend, Brody Levesque, the Washington Bureau Chief of LGBTQ-Nation regarding the subject of editorial neutrality and making our news the simple reporting of facts, as we were taught to do when we were in school.
Brody is a strong believer that “we don’t publish ‘pink’ or ‘gay’ news. We simply publish ‘the news’ and it happens to cater to the LGBT community.”
My feeling is that his statement is just twisting things around so that he can justify the horse pulling the cart instead of the other way around.
My take on this is that by our serving a specific audience, we can’t help but slant the news we’re carrying, even if we express absolutely no opinions in the body of the news.
Brody also doesn’t like activists who try to run magazines and news outlets and of course, I am an activist who tries to run both a news outlet and give intelligent editorial essays from some of the best minds in the LGBT activist, historical, cultural, satirical and gay pioneer world.
I tried to make LGBT-Today survive for two years on those editorials alone until I realized that intellect in our community was the minority and “give-me-the-short-take” on the news was the majority of our community.