Q&As and Gay Cakes

I was very lucky to spend some time with the fabulous, firey Dr. Anne Koch this month to talk about healthcare, old-school gay Philly and her upcoming book “Transitioning at a Mature Age.” Read our conversation at Philadelphia Gay News.

I also enjoyed attending an interfaith debate at the National Consitution Center center focused on the state of religious freedom in the United States. The three panelists discussed not only the current state of religion in America but a fascinating historical examination of the legal cases that defined the limits of religious expression over the last 200 years, up to and including Obergefell and the still-pending ‘gay cake’ case.

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As Seen in the Irish News

Apparently, one of my tweets made it into the Irish News in April. I still think snap elections are a pretty wild maneuver for a governing body and I am indeed still jealous. This snap election business is making some Americans pretty jealous

I guess that doesn’t count as a byline. I did get quite a bit of work done over the summer, though.

Activists rally to demand resignation of Congreso CEO

Animator tells stories of homeless LGBT youth

QSpaces: Making LGBT health care accessible

Anyway, hope you’re enjoying the summer. Be excellent to each other, it’s getting weird out there.

New Stories, New Job & Podcast Ideas

I didn’t forget about this blog! I just forgot to update it, which is an entirely different thing. I’ve been working as a news editor for Comcast for the last year (as you can see on my newly-uploaded resume in the ‘resume’ section), as well as reporting for Philadelphia Gay News. I’ve also been taking a lot of workshops with the Solutions Journalism Network, which has really evolved my view of reporting and storytelling.

Check out some of the stories I’ve covered over the last few years, and let me know if there’s anything I should know about going on at bethanneboyle@gmail.com.

Also, if you have any experience with podcasting or audio editing, drop me a line. I’ve got some ideas, but I don’t know where to get started.

Parenting and Secret Menus: March Updates

Back in the wild, early days of game programming, designers slipped secret levels, in-jokes and Easter eggs into their games without knowing if anyone would ever appreciate their effort. The controversial classic Mortal Kombat is particularly infamous for secret characters and hidden endings. But those games have been around over 20 years and it seemed like every secret had been found.

I had great time writing about the recently discovered secret menu in Mortal Kombat for VideoGameDJ.com.
You can read the whole story right here. Keep an eye on the website, I published news and info about gaming, music and the Philly geek scene every week.
I also published a story in the March issue of MetroKids. In it, we hope to help parents talk to their kids about gender transition and LGBT families in a way that’s emotionally honest and factually correct. I was very happy to write this story and it meant a lot to me personally. You can read the story online right here or in the current printed issue of MetroKids, out now.  

As always, I’m begrudgingly active on Twitter at @bethanneboyle and I post pictures of cats and baked goods on Instagram @befbee.