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Equaldex Country Pages Receive Uplift
Equaldex's country pages received a facelift! Check it out: LGBT Rights in Canada (or visit any country page on Equaldex).
The summary section of each country is a little more visual, highlighting homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The country’s shape animates as you scroll, and the visual design of the “history” and “subregions” sections were slightly cleaned up. The bottom of each page displays other countries in the same continent.
More examples:
LGBT Rights in California
LGBT Rights in Russia
LGBT Rights in Russia
LGBT Rights in Argentina
LGBT Rights in Uganda

Equaldex Country Pages Receive Uplift

Equaldex's country pages received a facelift! Check it out: LGBT Rights in Canada (or visit any country page on Equaldex).

The summary section of each country is a little more visual, highlighting homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The country’s shape animates as you scroll, and the visual design of the “history” and “subregions” sections were slightly cleaned up. The bottom of each page displays other countries in the same continent.

More examples:

Posted by Dan Leveille at 3:46am

Apple Shares Pride Video Featuring Its Employees at San Francisco Pride

From the video’s description:

"On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple’s unwavering commitment to equality and diversity. Because we believe that inclusion inspires innovation."

(h/t to Graham for sharing)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 12:50am
Equaldex Billboards Go Up In Orlando, Florida
Thanks to a generous donation by Love Is Equality, Equaldex billboards are now displaying in 16 locations across Orlando, Florida.
The billboards highlight and important LGBT rights fact — that being gay is illegal in 77 countries around the world. 
The digital billboards will be rotating throughout 16 locations over the next six months.
If you’re in the area and happen to see one, please share it!
Love Is Equality is a non-profit corporation that produces apparel including t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and accessories to spread the message of Equality. 60% of the organization’s profits from each sale are donated to equality organizations in the state that the order is shipped to.
Visit Equaldex: LGBT Rights by Country

Equaldex Billboards Go Up In Orlando, Florida

Thanks to a generous donation by Love Is Equality, Equaldex billboards are now displaying in 16 locations across Orlando, Florida.

The billboards highlight and important LGBT rights fact — that being gay is illegal in 77 countries around the world. 

The digital billboards will be rotating throughout 16 locations over the next six months.

If you’re in the area and happen to see one, please share it!

Love Is Equality is a non-profit corporation that produces apparel including t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and accessories to spread the message of Equality. 60% of the organization’s profits from each sale are donated to equality organizations in the state that the order is shipped to.

Visit Equaldex: LGBT Rights by Country

Posted by Dan Leveille at 5:38pm
Posted by Dan Leveille at 2:56pm
Equaldex Launches New LGBT Organizations Feature
Equaldex, the crowdsourced LGBT rights knowledge base, introduced a new feature making it easier to find the LGBT organizations making a difference in each country and region.
The new LGBT organizations feature provides a database of organizations across the globe. Organizations are listed on each country page on Equaldex (example: LGBT rights in Israel) allowing users to find the organizations who are fighting for LGBT rights, or providing resources for LGBT people in that region.
Equaldex now offers a feature to browse all LGBT organizations, as well as a timeline of LGBT organization was founded. 
Organizations are also listed on Equaldex’s timeline of LGBT rights on each year’s page (example: 1990 in LGBT rights).
Equaldex’s organizations database is still growing. If your favourite organization is missing, please suggest it!

Equaldex Launches New LGBT Organizations Feature

Equaldex, the crowdsourced LGBT rights knowledge base, introduced a new feature making it easier to find the LGBT organizations making a difference in each country and region.

The new LGBT organizations feature provides a database of organizations across the globe. Organizations are listed on each country page on Equaldex (example: LGBT rights in Israel) allowing users to find the organizations who are fighting for LGBT rights, or providing resources for LGBT people in that region.

Equaldex now offers a feature to browse all LGBT organizations, as well as a timeline of LGBT organization was founded. 

Organizations are also listed on Equaldex’s timeline of LGBT rights on each year’s page (example: 1990 in LGBT rights).

Equaldex’s organizations database is still growing. If your favourite organization is missing, please suggest it!

Posted by Dan Leveille at 5:36pm
Posted by Dan Leveille at 2:35pm
Show Your Support for the Global LGBT Rights Movement, Donate a Social Post
Equaldex just started a Thunderclap campaign to promote the global LGBT rights movement. To support the campaign, all you need to do is donate a tweet, Tumblr post, or Facebook post.
If the campaign reaches 100 supporters by June 3rd, everyone will post at once at 12pm PDT.
In some countries, coming out as gay can mean losing your friends, in other countries, it can mean losing your life.Not many people realize that there are over 75 countries where homosexual activity is illegal and in quite a few of those countries, the consequence can be life in prison, or even the death penalty.In some of the most homophobic countries in the world, people can be killed for just being themselves. In South Africa and several other countries, lesbians have been “corrective raped” in an effort to “turn them heterosexual.”The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement is a global one and it’s time to think global and show our support to those in need. Let’s urge our governments and people around us to recognize us as who we are; humans.Equaldex is a new collaborative website aimed at crowdsourcing information about LGBT rights around the globe. Using data contributed by users, Equaldex will shine light on LGBT rights in a visual and compelling way.
Equaldex provides users comprehensive global view of LGBT rights, with the use of maps, LGBT rights timelines, public opinion surveys, statistics, and historical data in each country and region.

Join The Campaign!

Show Your Support for the Global LGBT Rights Movement, Donate a Social Post

Equaldex just started a Thunderclap campaign to promote the global LGBT rights movement. To support the campaign, all you need to do is donate a tweet, Tumblr post, or Facebook post.

If the campaign reaches 100 supporters by June 3rd, everyone will post at once at 12pm PDT.

In some countries, coming out as gay can mean losing your friends, in other countries, it can mean losing your life.

Not many people realize that there are over 75 countries where homosexual activity is illegal and in quite a few of those countries, the consequence can be life in prison, or even the death penalty.

In some of the most homophobic countries in the world, people can be killed for just being themselves. In South Africa and several other countries, lesbians have been “corrective raped” in an effort to “turn them heterosexual.”

The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement is a global one and it’s time to think global and show our support to those in need. Let’s urge our governments and people around us to recognize us as who we are; humans.

Equaldex is a new collaborative website aimed at crowdsourcing information about LGBT rights around the globe. Using data contributed by users, Equaldex will shine light on LGBT rights in a visual and compelling way.

Equaldex provides users comprehensive global view of LGBT rights, with the use of maps, LGBT rights timelinespublic opinion surveys, statistics, and historical data in each country and region.
Posted by Dan Leveille at 5:15pm
Introducing Interactive United States LGBT Rights Maps on Equaldex
By popular demand, Equaldex has introduced United States maps showing the legal status of each LGBT issue, in addition to its global maps.
You can now view the status of gay marriage, same-sex adoption, discrimination protection, the ability to change your legal gender, and conversion therapy.
The feature also allows you to view the most recent law changes for each issue within the United States.
Note that the data entered by users is still being verified and edited by users. If you see something inaccurate or missing, please sign up to Equaldex and contribute!
Since Equaldex’s launch in February, this has been one of Equaldex’s most highly requested feature. Last month, Equaldex launched a new interactive visualization of the global opinion of homosexuality.
Equaldex will soon be expanding to other countries. Which countries would you like to see added?
Try it out: Equaldex’s LGBT Rights Maps

Introducing Interactive United States LGBT Rights Maps on Equaldex

By popular demand, Equaldex has introduced United States maps showing the legal status of each LGBT issue, in addition to its global maps.

You can now view the status of gay marriage, same-sex adoption, discrimination protection, the ability to change your legal gender, and conversion therapy.

The feature also allows you to view the most recent law changes for each issue within the United States.

Note that the data entered by users is still being verified and edited by users. If you see something inaccurate or missing, please sign up to Equaldex and contribute!

Since Equaldex’s launch in February, this has been one of Equaldex’s most highly requested feature. Last month, Equaldex launched a new interactive visualization of the global opinion of homosexuality.

Equaldex will soon be expanding to other countries. Which countries would you like to see added?

Try it out: Equaldex’s LGBT Rights Maps

Posted by Dan Leveille at 9:50pm
OkCupid Asks Firefox Users To Switch Browsers Over Mozilla CEO’s Opposition For Gay Rights
As of today, when you visit dating site OkCupid in a Mozilla Firefox browser, your experience will be interrupted with a notice about how Mozilla’s new CEO is an opponent for gay rights.

"Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.
Politics is normally not the business of a website, and we all know there’s a lot more wrong with the world than misguided CEOs. So you might wonder why we’re asserting ourselves today. This is why: we’ve devoted the last ten years to bringing people—all people—together. If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8% of the relationships we’ve worked so hard to bring about would be illegal. Equality for gay relationships is personally important to many of us here at OkCupid. But it’s professionally important to the entire company. OkCupid is for creating love. Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure. “

The issue they reference was when Eich supported California's Proposition 8 back in 2008. The donation became public a few years ago and caused an initial uproar, which was then reignited when Mozilla appointed Eich their new CEO
What are your thoughts? Happy to see OkCupid take a stand? Or is OkCupid going too far?
Equaldex is a collaborative LGBT knowledge base visualizing LGBT rights by country.

OkCupid Asks Firefox Users To Switch Browsers Over Mozilla CEO’s Opposition For Gay Rights

As of today, when you visit dating site OkCupid in a Mozilla Firefox browser, your experience will be interrupted with a notice about how Mozilla’s new CEO is an opponent for gay rights.

"Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.

Politics is normally not the business of a website, and we all know there’s a lot more wrong with the world than misguided CEOs. So you might wonder why we’re asserting ourselves today. This is why: we’ve devoted the last ten years to bringing people—all people—together. If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8% of the relationships we’ve worked so hard to bring about would be illegal. Equality for gay relationships is personally important to many of us here at OkCupid. But it’s professionally important to the entire company. OkCupid is for creating love. Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure. “

The issue they reference was when Eich supported California's Proposition 8 back in 2008. The donation became public a few years ago and caused an initial uproar, which was then reignited when Mozilla appointed Eich their new CEO

What are your thoughts? Happy to see OkCupid take a stand? Or is OkCupid going too far?

Equaldex is a collaborative LGBT knowledge base visualizing LGBT rights by country.

Posted by Dan Leveille at 8:14pm
Posted by Dan Leveille at 11:34pm