Friday, July 25, 2008

GLBT Tennessee Blogger to Cover DNC

GLBT Citizen Journalist Receives Press Credentials to The Big Tent

This year presidential race is opening up more and more
opportunities for bloggers. The national progressive blog Daily Kos
along with the Colorado largest progressive group Progress Now,
GOOGLE & others are sponsoring a 9,000 sq. foot two story facility
for journalist, bloggers and new media content producers to work out
of. There will be a Digg Stage with prominent national leaders, as
well as a Google Retreat with a YouTube kiosk where bloggers can make
their own YouTube videos. The Big Tent will be open throughout the
Democratic National Convention, Aug. 25- 28. The facility will be
located steps away from the Pepsi Center which will play host to the
2008 Democratic Convention. In addition to live feeds from the
convention floor, high speed internet access, food & beverages and
entertainment, the big tent will also host daily discussion panels
featuring some of the top progressive leaders in the country.

Middle Tennessee new media producer Valerie Reynolds host of AVALON
FARMCAST & AVALONFARMBLOG will be covering GLBT news from the
convention including interviews with Tennessee first
transgender Delegate Marisa Richmond, members of Denver Gay & Lesbian
Center and HRC Premier Convention event: Rock the Vote, a concert
featuring Melissa Ethridge, Cindy Lauper and others yet to be announced.

A former Florida radio & TV professional Ms. Reynold is also a
graduate of M.T.S.U Mass Communications program. She produced
and hosted Nashville Gay TV on community access TV for 5 years in
Nashville is perhaps best known as a singer/songwriter. She performed
regionally with her 5 peace blues band : The Bad Cactus Blues Band in
the 90 and received a Grammy nomination for her CD GOOD WOMAN
BLUES in 1995.

Reynolds currently is in post production on a
documentary about Nashville 1960 R&B music scene
that included a guitarist yet to be known as Jimi Hendrix. During the upcoming
convention, Her blog entries may be accessed at http:// with additional guest blog entries at
Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) new blog http://grand- Her podcasts will be at and on itunes (AVALON FARMCAST) and her
videos from Denver may be downloaded at

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather, to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly
proclaiming-"WOW, what a ride!!!" - unknown

valerie reynolds


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