Okay, maybe I'm about to break several rules of the new moderation regime. I haven't been spending as much time around here lately, so I may not be up to speed on all the new rules yet. Or perhaps I've just made a complete fool of myself because this has happened already and I just don't realize it.
Thus far, I've confined my consternation to comments, but after reading Clarknt67's compelling piece this morning on the not-so-nice, no-so-polite right-wing hack Warren Olney's attempt to link the Penn State scandal to the LGBT community, I felt that I finally had to write the post I've been meaning to write about this.
Why isn't Clarknt67 a front-page diarist?
Again, if I've broken a rule by asking this publicly in a diary (or post as they're now called), I apologize. I certainly don't mean to embarrass him (or myself for that matter).
But come on already.
Clarknt67 is one of this community's most respected and prolific diarists, and I think it's safe to say that many of us in the LGBT community and the greater DK community consider his voice one of the most informed and authoritative in this community on the subject of LGBT issues.
I also feel that his voice and his activism (It doesn't get more fabulous than singing while resisting arrest for chaining yourself to the White House fence.) have played a significant role in raising the visibility of LGBT issues to the greater public.
Now, I really enjoy reading the front page. It's one of the reasons I stop by this place almost everyday. I appreciate its diversity of voices and informative commentary; but one of the things it's sorely lacking is an LGBT voice. It's frankly frustrating that Clark's piece on Warren Olney, as well as many of his other diaries aren't front paged.
So ... like ... can you guys just do this already?
The front page is great, and it would be even better with a little bit of glitter.
Update A couple of people have raised objections to the title. I think glitter is fabulous. It would never occur to me that it's weird, and I meant it with the utmost affection. Also, it's an allusion to the activist practice of 'glittering' that Clark has written about in a few of his posts. That's what I had in mind when I chose the title.