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This Weekend: #LGBTmedia13

This weekend I'll be in Philadelphia to attend the fourth annual Haas Convening, a symposium for LGBT journalists sponsored by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. Organizer Bil Browning gives a preview at Bilerico:
"This year's convening is focusing on coalition building. We'll have presentations on immigration reform, international issues, the aging queer community, transgender-specific issues, and the labor movement. Philadelphia Mayor Nutter will address the group during lunch on Saturday while Cleve Jones and David Mixner will do a Q&A session at Friday night's reception and dinner."
Writers from most of the nation's top LGBT news sites and print publications will attend. Some of the folks whose names you might know well: Rex Wockner, Chris Geidner, Jeremy Hooper, David Badash, Ann Northrop, Andy Humm, Paul Schindler, Rod McCullom, Mike Rogers. Hit the link for a full list of attendees.

In previous years the convention was held in New York City, San Francisco, and Houston. We held great JMG reader meet-ups in all three cities and tomorrow night you're welcome to join us all at Tavern On Camac at 9PM.  Come out and meet the writers behind all your favorite news outlets. And follow the goings-on all weekend via the Twitter hashtag #LGBTmedia13.  I've been advised that everything we say to everybody is "on the record." So I better watch my potty mouth.

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