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    Mar 16, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    I think action alerts can be very helpful in changing companies, holding people responsible for homophobic/transphobic actions, etc. I think many of us are on random lists, some get HRC calls to action, others might get a local organization. I wish there was a big group collective of millions of LGBT & allies emails that could send out action alerts to really make a difference.

    Maybe one day I will be ambitious and make such a site lol.
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    Mar 16, 2008 7:03 PM GMT
    You create it, we'll back it up..
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    Mar 16, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    i have the energy to create it but lack the web skills to make a site. maybe my mind will find a super geek to help me make the site and together we can change the face of queer rights.
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    Mar 22, 2008 5:55 AM GMT
    have you tried creating a blog? It's easy, simple, clean, free and you can publish there whatever you want.
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    Mar 22, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    hmm thats a good idea, is it possible to keep a free email list from that?
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    Mar 22, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    hippie4lyfe saidI think action alerts can be very helpful in changing companies, holding people responsible for homophobic/transphobic actions, etc. I think many of us are on random lists, some get HRC calls to action, others might get a local organization. I wish there was a big group collective of millions of LGBT & allies emails that could send out action alerts to really make a difference.

    Maybe one day I will be ambitious and make such a site lol.


    As much as I applaud the sentiment, there's a reason why there are so many different organizations. Just as with any other community, the GLBT community is splintered when it comes to the organizations that it supports. Some people really dislike certain organizations, or feel that local organizations are more useful than national organizations, or feel that focusing on one section of GLBT rights (Lambda Legal versus SLDN versus PFLAG) is the way to go, etc. The broad diversity that the GLBT community encompasses probably makes this phenomenon even more prevalent.

    So, while your heart is in the right place, it's unlikely that such a site would make a difference in the broad range of things. The tendency of individuals within groups to pursue different interests is working against you.
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    Mar 23, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    Well I think there are different issues facing the community but the common struggle exists. I would make this website as an activist hub, sending out email alerts on bigots to contact, organizations to boycott etc, and hopefully if it became large, individuals could organize on a state level to protest, meet up or whatever.

    I dunno just brainstorming, nothing concrete or serious at this point. But now with powertrips idea I feel more motivated.
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    Mar 23, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    Forums are also easy to set up and you can usually start with free software. I built gaydaypensacola.com using phbb for the forum, Dreamweaver for most of the home page, and forced myself to learn a smidgen of html coding (last time I coded was BASIC) for a couple of features I wanted to add. People who register give you a database of email adresses to mass-mail.

    The real challenge is promoting a site to attract large numbers of people.
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    Mar 24, 2008 10:48 AM GMT
    I tried this, let me know your thoughts guys.

    http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com
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    Mar 24, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    hippie4lyfe saidI tried this, let me know your thoughts guys.

    http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com


    Hmmm.. liking it already.

    I run a blog in spanish (that's my main language) targeted to the GLBT community where we interact about diversity and the meaning of being different and the experience of being gay guys and all. I would gladly put you in my blogroll, some of my readers are bilingual so I guess they'd fly around your blog eventually.

    alserdistinto.blogspot.com

    "al ser distinto" has two meanings

    1- when you're different
    2- to the one that's different

    So, queers of the night... unite?!
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    Mar 25, 2008 1:45 PM GMT
    hey power I would much appreciate that, we can help one another out. I will also promote your blog on the site when I update it later.
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    Mar 25, 2008 1:50 PM GMT
    hippie4lyfe saidhmm thats a good idea, is it possible to keep a free email list from that?


    You can use Google Groups to do that. This would be easy to set up and run. I don't have a whole lot of free time, but if you do want to set this up, I can help.
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    Mar 25, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen said[quote][cite]hippie4lyfe said[/cite]hmm thats a good idea, is it possible to keep a free email list from that?


    You can use Google Groups to do that. This would be easy to set up and run. I don't have a whole lot of free time, but if you do want to set this up, I can help.[/quote]


    Hippie... I recomend you visit feedburner.com they have a lot of gatgets you can use in your blog for free. Google recently bought feedburner so blogger and feedburner run really good together.

    Kuddos...
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    Mar 27, 2008 11:04 PM GMT
    ok thanks I will look into it.
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    Mar 29, 2008 12:49 AM GMT
    i liked the option to run an email list but it doesn't appear to be functioning, hmmm.

    http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com