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Mehlman gets a big "congratulations" from BlogACTIVE

Mike Rogers of released a copy of his letter to our socially out, politically closeted Ken Mehlman, Bush’s nominee for Chairman of the RNC. Ken-doll was Campaign Manager for BC ’04. Oh, the congratulatory letter is a blast (click to view on RawPrint).

Speaking of BlogACTIVE, here’s a little blogwhoring, which I don’t normally do, but this news is kind of cool…features from the House Blend are now featured links on Mike Rogers’ and John Byrne’s (The Raw Story, Blue Lemur) new venture, RawStoryQ. The press release. Here’s a snippet:

Raw Story Media, publisher of and, is proud to announce the first of its community-oriented web portals,, a site for gay and lesbian news. “We are pleased about this exciting opportunity to expand Raw Story,” said John Byrne, Raw Story’s publisher. is a cutting-edge site providing the links and exclusive news stories to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. “Out news with an attitude,” rawstoryQ will be edited and co-published by Michael Rogers, publisher of, one of the most popular and controversial blogs in the gay community.

“Partnering with Raw Story on behalf of the lesbian and gay community is a natural match,” said rawstoryQ editor Rogers, “The entire team at Raw Story Media is top-notch and make up exactly the kind of company I enjoy working with – cutting-edge and forward-thinking. I cannot think of a better media outlet to work with.”

In just a handful of days online, has already been cited by Sirius Radio host Michelangelo Signorile as a must visit site. “Gay news – with some bite,” Signorile remarked.

L.A. Weekly veteran Doug Ireland said, “You should bookmark it now.” will also provide work by author Wayne Besen and popular blogger Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend. Sections of the site will be dedicated to lesbian and gay organization news (national, statewide and local) and to actions, with direct links to web-based actions of interest to the community.

Additional sites under development

As part of a long-term effort to provide resources for emerging online communities, Raw Story Media will be announcing a number of other sites. A document storage and display site for bloggers, and a site designed to provide news information for those interested in the environment, will be the next sites to be debut.

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