Good Riddance, Alternet!

Alternet logo.

As a gay activist and blogger, I really appreciated Alternet’s equal and frequent inclusion of gay rights topics…something which way too many progressive organizations continue to ignore, though things are gradually improving. For that reason, I finally decided to create my own blog on Alternet. Then one day, after, oh about two months of blogging, I find that my blog site has been utterly wiped out! No warning, no explanation as to why. Now, I am accustomed to this or that homophobe attacking me on the Internet, in their sometimes-successful attempts to shut me out. It just goes with the territory…and often, I have absolutely no recourse, suddenly made invisible and silent against my will. My blog here was:

Now, my articles are often blunt, aggressive and/or stridently anti-heterosexist…but no way are any of my articles worthy of being censored by any truly progressive venue. See for yourself, at my other blog, where I publish the same articles I have on Alternet:

I’m afraid that your service has caved in to one or more homophobic ranters…or even perhaps, you have one such in your ranks! I am sorry to say, I will no longer participate in your forums, as I have for several years, nor will I bother to read anything more from your site. Your gay support leaves some things to be desired, I conclude.

Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 17:20:20 -0700 [17:20:20 PDT]
To: Zeke Krahlin
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