Greg Hernandez writes the only mainstream media blog in town (that I know of) devoted to gay Hollywood. His Out in Hollywood on the Daily News website is also one of the few gay-themed blogs at any newspaper. He celebrated the first anniversary on Saturday. He says it's the DN's second most popular blog, next to Scott Wolf's USC football page. Hernandez writes in his birthday post:
All those years I spent as an intrepid, but closeted hard-news reporter, seem like a lifetime ago now. I would not go back for anything. Who knew the time would be so ripe for a blog like this? If you look back 12 months, such celebrities as John Amaechi, Neil Patrick Harris, T.R. Knight, Lance Bass and David Hyde Pierce have come out, openly gay Rosie O'Donnell changed the face of daytime television during her stint on ABC's "The View," Ellen DeGeneres won another coupla Emmys and hosted the Oscars, Cynthia Nixon won the Tony Award, Melissa Eheridge won an Oscar, and "Brothers & Sisters" introduced us to Kevin, one of the most fully-developed gay characters in the history of network Television.
There was also the backlash against Isaiah Washington and Tim Hardaway for homophobic comments that fueled dialogue about slurs and attitudes. In addition, both gay marriage and Don't Ask, Don't Tell remained at the forefront of the political discourse.
I feel blessed to be at a news organization like the Los Angeles Daily News where my ideas and identity as an openly gay man are things that are encouraged and embraced.
He gets about 50,000 hits a week, Hernandez says.