Welcome to LezGetReal. We are a Vermont-based LGBTA Liberal/Progressive blog. While our focus is predominantly LGBT and Women’s Issues, we cover a wide array of different subjects including politics, law, crime, entertainment, 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 and women, they can have profound effects on the LGBT community and/or women. 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 lesbian soft-porn here. We feel that mixing news reporting and salacious images demeans our audience and perpetuates the stereotypes our community is trying to move past.
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.
We do not always agree with those around us (or even with each other!), but we are reminded all the time of something that Sir Terry Pratchett once said. “Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.”
Our Management Team
Pat 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 the hard news stories. She’s a disabled straight ally, with a collection of LGBT semi-adopted kids from years of being their “other Mom”.
J. Wolffe is the entertainment and features editor for the site, and is responsible for forging media partnerships with a wide array of publishers, artists, movie/video production companies and TV networks. She manages several of the Features contributors to the site, while juggling her own writing, her partner and their 2 year old son.
LezGetReal 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. He’s a news-a-holic, and contributes news articles on a regular basis. He works for free, too, because he feels that strongly about LGBT civil rights.
Our Principal Contributors
Bridgette LaVictoire is a former owner of the site, with six years invested in LGR. She is currently working on her MFA in writing, which is a pretty intense place to be. She has backed off writing hard news, but is our absolute expert on all things Dr. Who and My Little Pony! She wants to assure everyone that she is, in fact, a lesbian transsexual and intersexual. She brings a very important voice to the conversation.
Matthew Thomas has recently joined our team of contributors, with his “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.
Scott Rose is a professional writer based in NYC, who has Mark Regnerus and NOM firmly in his caustic sights.
J. Bratton is our Louisiana born-and-bred professional chef, contributing her “From My Grandma’s Table” recipes and reminiscences.
R. Johnson, mild-mannered jewelry store manager by day, TV/movie/superhero geek by night, takes us down memory lane and shines a light on current geek-ery.
Will Holden writes our “Gayme On!” column, from somewhere deep in the bowels of whatever multi-player universe he is inhabiting today.
JWCC is a Vermont-based cartoonist and published illustrator, creator of our two webcomics, “Another Day…” and “Amie”. She also creates stunning tribal flash designs for tattoos.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to visit and we hope that you come back again soon.