There’s this Website straight outta Washington DC that I should tell you about called The New Gay (”for everyone over the rainbow”). They describe themselves as free-thinking, curious and opinionated, and they really are. This site beautifully represents the new millennium updating of the DIY alternative ethos: it’s apparent that these boys and girls, weary of the sometimes stiflingly conformist and unimaginative gay monoculture that surrounds us all, decided to kick out their jams online (15 years ago or so ago TGN would have probably been a zine) in an effort to, among other things, connect with like-minded individuals who are not willing to sacrifice their individuality to the traditional rainbows-and-house-music scene. They do so in a way that is not overcome with bitterness and rage, like so much of the alterna-culture that has come before them; instead they present their alternative viewpoints as just that: alternative viewpoints – take ‘em or leave ‘em, or at least Discuss with them if you’ve a mind to. I’ve already bookmarked the site as a daily read. Zack , one of the smart minds behind the site, likes me and my book (so naturally I think he’s even smarter now) and asked me to let them run “Curbside ” on TNG. Naturally I said yes and it just debuted. So check out The New Gay and remember: out with The Old, in with The New.