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| Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Well we've come to an end of another year. I'd just like to thank all of my daily readers for all of your love and encouragement throughout 2008. Maintaining a blog that aims to speak to an audience that is often overlooked and underrepresented in the mainstream media is no small task. I appreciate you telling me when I got things right and even when I got some things wrong.

As I continue to grow as a writer and activist I hope that you will stick around and become active participants in my journey. In 2008 I saw a glimpse of the person I could ultimately become as well as the far reaching effects of this blog. I promise to take it to the next level in 2009(*subtle cue to the haters to get ready*).

Take a look in the rearview mirror with me and revisit some of the most popular, controversial, and most linked posts from Living Out Loud with Darian in 2008 below.

I will be taking the rest of the week off to enjoy the holiday with Trey. Have a safe and prosperous New Year until we meet again on Monday!

2008 Year In Review:

Bishop Alfred Owens: Some People Never Change

The DL Chronicles Event

Get Back Up Again

Defending B. Scott & Black Gay Men

DeWayne Woods: Smoke & Mirrors?

Kenny Greene: Young, Gifted, Black, & Gone

Why Black Gays & Marriage Is Not An Oxymoron

Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

NY Times Writer Catches Heat For Excluding Black Gay Couples From Article

Hiding In Hip Hop: The Terrance Dean Interview

Bobby Blake On 'Effeminate Men'

An Open Letter To J.L. King

Brothers Loving Brothers: A Sexy Evening Of Brotherhood,Testing,& Fun

Demarco Majors & The LOGO Debut of 'Shirts and Skins'

Right To Marry Arizona

A Chat with Maurice Jamal & The Cast of Friends & Lovers

Noah's Arc:Jumping The Broom:Movie Review

Fight The H8

Say What?

Remembering Sylvester On World Aids Day

The Ex-Gay Movement in Blackface

Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired

Atlanta Black LGBT Coalition Calls for Warren MLK Invitation To Be Rescinded