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How Can We Shift the Focus of Queer Media From Homophobes and Lady Gaga To Actual LGBTs?

Bilerico editor Bil Browning dismissed one of the site’s contributors, Ron Gold, when he wrote an inflammatory article called, “No to the notion of transgender.” Browning says, “It was the worst moment in Bilerico history. We got several hundred death threats… traffic went through the roof, though not the way we wanted it.” He adds, “Bilerico is not a safe space because it deals with trans and personal issues where people can share their experiences, but we’re not a safe space. We are a blog. And if you’re not being challenged, we’re not doing our job.”