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You’re Not Done

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The national (and local in some cases) elections came and went a few days ago.

Everyone heaved a sigh of relief. In part because it means they can stop hating their friends on Facebook, and in part because it means, “they had done their duty.”

They’re wrong. Continue reading

A Social Media Unity

Two groom figurines on top of wedding cakeI have been working on this post for almost three weeks.  Every time I think it is complete something else happens which makes me add more to it, as you will understand as you read.

Over the past few years, gay rights have been in the spotlight.  With states legalizing gay marriage, shows like Flipping Out and Queer as Folk debuted, and, stations devoted to the gay demographic such as LOGO surfaced, an acceptance of the gay population had made many strides in most of America. And isn’t it about time?

As we have seen with the acceptance of the gays, the embracing of social media as an important form of spreading awareness. Not only has social media been able to spread the word about issues, but it has made voices of those previously-unheard  heard. Continue reading