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Its Xmas in Ameriqueeria! Phil has been welcomed into the Bilerico Family!

So, gaytriots, I've been promoted! I've been invited to become a regular contributor by one of my favorite blogs, Bilerico! If you've ever read my RECAPs (used to be roundups) and clicked the links, then you've gone to Bilerico for sure before.

Over the last few months, I've submitted three guest posts to Bilerico for posting, and each one has generated a decent amount of discussion! Though I feared that the negative attention might hurt my chances of being asked to join permanently, yesterday my fears were aleviated when Bil Browning informed me that their editorial team were interested in taking me on on the regular!

Somehow I doubt that Bilerico will suffer the same fate as Queer Magazine did 6 years ago, so looks like this'll last a bit!

I will still continue to post here daily on Ameriqueer, and will once again commence posting a lot more meaty stuff. The last 48 hours, however, I've been consumed in my excitement and preparation to make this announcement!

That said, I'm still REALLY looking for guest content. This isn't Phileriqueer, its AMERIqueer! I want to feature the full spectrum of voices here! If you've got something to say to the American LGBT community, then please contact me at

So here is what Bil Browning posted when he warmly welcomed me to the Bilerico family along with Austen Crowder and Dr. Gloria Brame:

"Phillip Reese began his career of LGBT advocacy in central Michigan and now resides in Champaign, IL where he teaches Middle School and attends graduate school at the University of Illinois. Phil is passionate about news, social networking, information science and mobilizing LGBT people to become more active in their communities. Recent TBP guest posts: Fallen Idol: Why I won't automatically vote Obama in 2012 and Why are white gay men so racist? Why are straight black men so homophobic?

"Please join me in welcoming these three new additions to the Bilerico Project family."



bilerico said…
You earned your spot. Welcome to the Bilerico family. :)

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