Danny’s web site’s message board has a “real-world impact” for gay people.

Danny’s web site’s message board has a “real-world impact” for gay people.
Danny Roberts created his web site–which is down now, but his journal, hosted on another server, is still live–and its accompanying message board during the airing of The Real World New Orleans. On it, gay people have “found a network of people who accepted and supported” them, The Advocate reports; participants think of each other as “family.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.