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Sona Avedyan, Transgender Woman, Shares Inspirational Transition Video

Sona Avedyan, a transgender woman from Detroit, Michigan, documented her male-to-female transition. In the video, she shares the feelings and hardships she went through as she began to discover herself.

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

(via Reddit)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 3:51am
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
Crowdsourced Website Equaldex Launches, Provides Global View of LGBT Rights
Equaldex, the collaborative LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights knowledge base has launched! The site is aimed at crowdsourcing every LGBT-related law around the world.
The site provides users an accurate and comprehensive global view of the LGBT movement, with the use of maps, LGBT rights timelines, statistics, and historical data in each country and region.
How Equaldex Works
Equaldex is completely collaborative; as LGBT laws change, users update the database, citing reputable sources for accuracy. Other users are encouraged to authenticate the accuracy of each update and the information becomes verified as site usage increases.
The site’s growing database includes a variety of LGBT-related issues for each region: gay marriage, serving in the military, discrimination protection, donating blood, same-sex adoption, the ability to legally change gender, and more.
Visualizing the LGBT Movement
Data on Equaldex is structured in a consistent format, which is displayed in the form of maps, visualizations, and statistics about the LGBT rights movement. Equaldex aims to become an invaluable educational resource and provide a comprehensive insight into how the LGBT rights movement is progressing and which areas of the world are falling behind.
User Contributions & Collaborative Research
Users are credited for contributing information to Equaldex, giving them an extra incentive to continuously update the site. Each user has a profile that shows contributions they’ve made, the amount of “accurate” votes their contributions received, and the regions to which they’ve contributed.
Using a “discussion” page on each region, users can collaborate by sharing resources, discussing the status of the region’s laws, and helping each other research missing or ambiguous information.
Visit Equaldex, The LGBT Knowledge Base

Crowdsourced Website Equaldex Launches, Provides Global View of LGBT Rights

Equaldex, the collaborative LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights knowledge base has launched! The site is aimed at crowdsourcing every LGBT-related law around the world.

The site provides users an accurate and comprehensive global view of the LGBT movement, with the use of maps, LGBT rights timelines, statistics, and historical data in each country and region.

How Equaldex Works

Equaldex is completely collaborative; as LGBT laws change, users update the database, citing reputable sources for accuracy. Other users are encouraged to authenticate the accuracy of each update and the information becomes verified as site usage increases.

The site’s growing database includes a variety of LGBT-related issues for each region: gay marriage, serving in the military, discrimination protection, donating blood, same-sex adoption, the ability to legally change gender, and more.

Visualizing the LGBT Movement

Data on Equaldex is structured in a consistent format, which is displayed in the form of maps, visualizations, and statistics about the LGBT rights movement. Equaldex aims to become an invaluable educational resource and provide a comprehensive insight into how the LGBT rights movement is progressing and which areas of the world are falling behind.

User Contributions & Collaborative Research

Users are credited for contributing information to Equaldex, giving them an extra incentive to continuously update the site. Each user has a profile that shows contributions they’ve made, the amount of “accurate” votes their contributions received, and the regions to which they’ve contributed.

Using a “discussion” page on each region, users can collaborate by sharing resources, discussing the status of the region’s laws, and helping each other research missing or ambiguous information.

Visit Equaldex, The LGBT Knowledge Base

Posted by Dan Leveille at 1:21pm
Equaldex, The Collaborative LGBT Knowledge Base, to Launch on February 25
After months of testing and contributions by hundreds of Alpha Testers, Equaldex will be launching to the public on Tuesday, February 25. The site is a global LGBT rights website that can be edited by anyone.
Aimed at becoming a comprehensive resource for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) laws and data in each country and region, Equaldex allows users to contribute data — along with sources — which becomes verified by other users.
Upon launching to the public, the entire Equaldex site will become publicly visible, while editing will be restricted to members who have been granted access. 
Want to try it out early? Request access to Equaldex.
Journalists: for press and media inquiries, please contact Dan Leveille (dan@equaldex.com) for additional information and a demo.

Equaldex, The Collaborative LGBT Knowledge Base, to Launch on February 25

After months of testing and contributions by hundreds of Alpha Testers, Equaldex will be launching to the public on Tuesday, February 25. The site is a global LGBT rights website that can be edited by anyone.

Aimed at becoming a comprehensive resource for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) laws and data in each country and region, Equaldex allows users to contribute data — along with sources — which becomes verified by other users.

Upon launching to the public, the entire Equaldex site will become publicly visible, while editing will be restricted to members who have been granted access. 

Want to try it out early? Request access to Equaldex.

Journalists: for press and media inquiries, please contact Dan Leveille (dan@equaldex.com) for additional information and a demo.

Posted by Dan Leveille at 6:09pm

AllOut Launches Campaign Against Anti-Gay Propaganda in Russia

LGBT rights group AllOut launched a beautiful new video to raise awareness about the anti-gay laws in Russia.

What if living your dream meant living a lie?

Russia is in the midst of a violent crackdown against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people - fueled by laws that make it a crime to be open about who you are and who you love.

The countdown is on for Russia’s winter Olympics and, very soon, all eyes will be on them.

The Olympic games are our best chance to end to Russia’s outrageous anti-gay laws – but to do it, it’s going to take lots more of us to hear about what’s happening in Russia.

Watch this beautiful 2-minute video, and please share it with your family and friends. You can also sign the petition here: www.allout.org/en/actions/russia-attacks

More: LGBT Rights in Russia

Posted by Dan Leveille at 1:33pm
Posted by Dan Leveille at 9:13pm
Homosexuality Laws By Country: An [Incomplete] Map Generated By Equaldex Users

Above is a map of the world showing where homosexual activity is legal and illegal. Many of the red countries include penalties of life in prison and the death penalty.

This interactive map (along with 7 other maps for other LGBT issues) was generated using data contributed by Equaldex users, however it’s far from complete. (Also, most data has not yet been verified by other users, so there are likely to be errors). Historical data is also being collected, so maps could be generated for any day in history.

Equaldex is still in private Alpha. Want to be among the first 100 people to use Equaldex? Equaldex is looking for more Alpha testers to help test, contribute, or give feedback about the site.

Want early access? More invites will be sent out this weekend. Sign up on Equaldex.com!
Homosexuality Laws By Country: An [Incomplete] Map Generated By Equaldex Users
Above is a map of the world showing where homosexual activity is legal and illegal. Many of the red countries include penalties of life in prison and the death penalty.
This interactive map (along with 7 other maps for other LGBT issues) was generated using data contributed by Equaldex users, however it’s far from complete. (Also, most data has not yet been verified by other users, so there are likely to be errors). Historical data is also being collected, so maps could be generated for any day in history.
Equaldex is still in private Alpha. Want to be among the first 100 people to use Equaldex? Equaldex is looking for more Alpha testers to help test, contribute, or give feedback about the site.
Want early access? More invites will be sent out this weekend. Sign up on Equaldex.com!
Posted by Dan Leveille at 6:03pm
Teaser Screenshot of a New Equaldex Feature
Available to Equaldex Alpha Testers.
Want to Alpha test Equaldex? Sign Up at Equaldex.com

Teaser Screenshot of a New Equaldex Feature

Available to Equaldex Alpha Testers.

Want to Alpha test Equaldex? Sign Up at Equaldex.com

Posted by Dan Leveille at 5:35pm
Equalitopia Rebranded As Equaldex, Alpha Site Launches Soon
To prepare for the private Alpha launch on Saturday, August 17th, Equalitopia has been rebranded as Equaldex.
After a very long hold period, the site is almost ready for its first private launch. Equaldex will open to a small group of Alpha testers next weekend, and if you’d like to get an early peek, sign up on equaldex.com.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Equaldex is a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement.
New Name, New LogoOver the years, many people misspelled and mispronounced Equalitopia, which is a major branding issue — especially an online brand that people will be typing into search engines and URL bars.
Want a sneak peek? Sign up on equaldex.com.

Equalitopia Rebranded As Equaldex, Alpha Site Launches Soon

To prepare for the private Alpha launch on Saturday, August 17th, Equalitopia has been rebranded as Equaldex.

After a very long hold period, the site is almost ready for its first private launch. Equaldex will open to a small group of Alpha testers next weekend, and if you’d like to get an early peek, sign up on equaldex.com.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Equaldex is a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement.

New Name, New Logo
Over the years, many people misspelled and mispronounced Equalitopia, which is a major branding issue — especially an online brand that people will be typing into search engines and URL bars.

Want a sneak peek? Sign up on equaldex.com.

Posted by Dan Leveille at 11:15pm