Perez Hilton:His Influence Among the LGBT Community<br />Joann Vaglica<br />Professor Saliba<br />ENG271<br />December 201...
Who is Perez Hilton?<br />Real Name: Mario Armando Lavandeira<br />Occupation: Celebrity Blogger, self proclaimed “profess...
Alter Ego<br />"Perez is louder, crazier, will wear wackier things, will stay out till three or four in the morning. But M...
Blogging & Recognition<br />The easiness of blogging has made him an empire of his own. He didn’t want to blog about what ...
Work History<br />Media relations assistant for the Advocate:<br />	“The US-based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine.” ...
Activism<br />Blog:<br />-‘Gay! Gay! Gay! Archive<br />-Draws attention to anything involving gays; the fortunes & misfort...
Accomplishments<br />- #26 on Out magazine’s “4th Annual Power 50” list for using his     powers and “[t]ransforming him i...
Accomplishments Cont’d.<br />Books:<br />Red Carpet Suicide (with Jared Shapiro)<br />True Bloggywood Stories (with Jared ...
H.A.P.P.Y.<br />Homosexuals <br />And <br />Perverts <br />Protecting <br />You <br />-Organization for the gays<br />-Fee...
Perez Sez:<br />“You don’t have to change who you are or try to fit yourself into whatever mold that<br />you’re told you ...
It Gets Better<br />“Inspired by Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, I made this video of my own for the gay youth of t...
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  1. 1. Perez Hilton:His Influence Among the LGBT Community<br />Joann Vaglica<br />Professor Saliba<br />ENG271<br />December 2010<br />
  2. 2. Who is Perez Hilton?<br />Real Name: Mario Armando Lavandeira<br />Occupation: Celebrity Blogger, self proclaimed “professional troublemaker & Queen of all Media”<br />Website: www.PerezHilton.com<br />Residence/School: Perez Hilton was born & raised in Miami, FL. He Graduated from Miami's [all boys] Belen Jesuit Prep. & went on to receive his BFA in drama from New York University.<br />Quote:“[b]eing gay in the Cuban community was not the easiest experience.  That’s one of the reasons why I left Miami and went to New York City to go to college because I didn’t feel like I could be myself and stay living in Miami”<br />
  3. 3. Alter Ego<br />"Perez is louder, crazier, will wear wackier things, will stay out till three or four in the morning. But Mario will just stay home and go to sleep and wear jogging pants and a hoodie.“<br />Perez vs. Mario<br />
  4. 4. Blogging & Recognition<br />The easiness of blogging has made him an empire of his own. He didn’t want to blog about what everyone else was blogging about so he began his blog focusing on his interest of celebrities; declaring in an interview with Cliché magazine:<br />“What set my site apart is that prior to [my website], most blogs were mainly online journals and diaries, but that never interested me. I wanted to talk about celebrities because they're far more entertaining.” <br />PerezHilton.com was recognized fairly quickly-by The Insider which helped to “[c]atalyze his initial ride in popularity” being labeled as “Hollywood's Most-Hated Website” “[a]veraging 280 million impressions and 13.5 million unique readers per month.”<br />
  5. 5. Work History<br />Media relations assistant for the Advocate:<br /> “The US-based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine.” <br />Editor of Instinct magazine:<br /> a magazine for gay men.<br />GLAAD: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation<br /> organization.<br />Receptionist at Urban Outings:<br /> which consists of “[s]ocial events, activities, and travel for gay men.”<br />
  6. 6. Activism<br />Blog:<br />-‘Gay! Gay! Gay! Archive<br />-Draws attention to anything involving gays; the fortunes & misfortunes:<br /> -“Illinois to Allow Civil Unions Between Same-Sex Couples,” <br /> -“A Message To Gay Youth of the World (On World AIDS Day)”<br /> -Constant updates involving DADT<br /> -On/off screen same sex relationships of [mainly] public figures<br />Events:<br />-LA Gay & Lesbian Center<br />Campaigns:<br />-It Gets Better<br />-No H8<br />
  7. 7. Accomplishments<br />- #26 on Out magazine’s “4th Annual Power 50” list for using his powers and “[t]ransforming him into one of our most visible activists”<br />- “Hispanic of the Year” by Hispanic magazine <br />- #18 on Billboard magazine’s “Power List” <br />- #1 spot on Forbes “The Web Celeb 25” list <br />- Given Top Honor in Annual Libby Awards<br />- Top Bing Searches in 2009<br /><ul><li> “The Influence of Perez Hilton” featured on </li></ul>Entertainment Weekly<br />Photo for OUT feature<br />Photo for EW feature<br />Photo for Forbes feature<br />
  8. 8. Accomplishments Cont’d.<br />Books:<br />Red Carpet Suicide (with Jared Shapiro)<br />True Bloggywood Stories (with Jared Shapiro)<br />Websites:<br />http://cocoperez.com/ -style<br />http://teddyhilton.com/ -pets<br />http://fitperez.com/ -health<br />http://perezhilton.com/radioperez/?autostart=yes –-radio segment on 92.3 NOW<br />http://perezhilton.com/tv -TV appearances & Interviews<br />http://www.merchdirect.com/perezhilton<br />-clothing line<br />
  9. 9. H.A.P.P.Y.<br />Homosexuals <br />And <br />Perverts <br />Protecting <br />You <br />-Organization for the gays<br />-Feels perverts are “far under-looked.”<br />
  10. 10. Perez Sez:<br />“You don’t have to change who you are or try to fit yourself into whatever mold that<br />you’re told you have<br />to fit in. You know,<br />you can be who you<br />are & accomplish <br />your dreams, or even<br />better than you’ve <br />ever dreamt them.”<br />
  11. 11. It Gets Better<br />“Inspired by Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, I made this video of my own for the gay youth of the world - from my heart!”-Perez Hilton<br />

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