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LGRrainbow logo 150x150Lez Get Real is a blog with “An LGBT(QI)A view from the Emerald Mountains”.

Welcome to LezGetReal.  We are a Vermont-based LGBTQIA Liberal/Progressive news source. While our focus is predominantly LGBTQIA/Women’s Issues and non-Mainstream Entertainment, we cover a wide array of different subjects including gaming, politics, law, crime, world & US national news, and local issues.

Our site offers this variety because we are all human beings first, and everything else after. What happens to society in general happens to us, too. Local, National and World politics affect what laws get passed, and even if they aren’t targeted at the LGBT community, they can have profound effects on the LGBT community. Our hard news reporting is aimed at keeping you informed about all of that. We try to be a voice for the most vulnerable in our society.

You won’t find LGBTQI softcore-porn here. We feel that mixing news reporting and disgusting images demeans our audience and perpetuates the stereotypes our community is trying to move past. (If used, it it only as an example, not a marketing lure.)

You will find a lot of “Geek” in our Entertainment and Features Magazine sections. We here at LGR are a collection of geeks, and proud of it. Turns out a lot of our readers are, too.

Our Management Team

psc avatarPat Carbonell is the Owner and Editor in Chief for the site, which translates into “chief, cook, & bottle washer”. The “look” of the site is her baby. As a contributor, she focuses on living gently on our earth, and hard news by default. She’s a disabled straight Ally, with a collection of LGBT semi-adopted kids from years of being their “other Mom”.

j wolffe avatarJ. Wolffe is the Entertainment and Features Editor for the site, as well as the Admin on LGR’s Facebook page, and is responsible for forging media partnerships with a wide array of comic book/literary publishers, amateur & professional artists of every kind, movie/video production and distribution companies as well as TV networks. She juggles several of the Features contributors to the site, along with her own writing, the LGR Shoppe on, her romantic relationship w/ her partner and helping raising their 2 year old son.

LGRrainbow logo 150x150LezGetReal is our “anonymous” token straight male. He’s our tech guy, who fixes things when Pat breaks them and keeps us up and running when a story goes viral.

Our Principal Contributors

Alexandra Chase is our resident Advice Columnist with her column “Ask Alexandra” and resident Drag Queen (semi-retired), as well as being a seasoned writer. She answers your questions weekly and helps where she can with her own home-grown VT drag wisdom.

Bridgette P. LaVictoire is one of our TV recap contributors. While putting herself through college for her Master’s Degree she still manages to do recaps of popular shows for us weekly. You may also recognize her work from our Commentary and World News sections as she contributes to them as well. She is also our resident My Little Pony Expert.

JWCC is a Vermont-based cartoonist and published illustrator, creator of our two web-comics, “Amie” & “Another Day…”, both featured on LGR. She also creates stunning tribal flash designs for tattoos, as well as individually designed tattoos. You can find her comics @

Matthew Thomas writes “Uncle Matt’s Musings“, a unique view into the life of a rural (Vermont is not NYC!) gay man, with all the challenges that involves; from being “the gay uncle” to starting a romantic relationship in his mid-30s. He’s everything but boring, and a natural storyteller.

Pey Perrenpen is an uber-energetic professional VT Barista and our Coffee Expert. Between juggling the raising of 2 boys, being married, holding down a full time job, and an active social life, Pey finds time to write some amazing articles for us about Cafe Culture because – who doesn’t like coffee?!?

R. Johnson, a mild-mannered Professional Diamondologist for a chain jewelry store by day, TV/movie geek by night, takes us down televised memory lane and shines a light on current geek-ery.

Scott Rose is a professional writer based in NYC, who has Mark Regnerus and NOM firmly in his caustic sights.

Will Holden writes our “Gayme On!” column as well as “Characters in Gaming” and fills in Gaming news daily in the “Geek News” section from somewhere deep in the bowels of whatever multi-player universe he is inhabiting today. He also runs

LGR also has many freelance contributing writers from all over the globe.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to visit and we hope that you come back again soon.