Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Getting to Know You

Kudos to Virtualpolitik friend Gina Levy for her work as a filmmaker with GetToKnowMeFirst.org, a website that advocates for marriage equality by putting a "face on the issue" with five 30-second commercials to air during inauguration week, many of which show gays and lesbians as adoptive parents and active community members. The site also promises more than the "television media campaign," because the website "will serve as an online archive for gay and lesbian stories." Now ads are up on the site yet, but they are actively soliciting user-generated content now from gay families, as they argue that some of the reason for political failure in the past has been caused by a tendency to rely on more "abstract" rights-based discourses.

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