What idiot designed the red and pink Marriage Equality symbol?
It looks like the logo for the Menstruation Awareness campaign.
I thought it was ugly. The blue and gold symbol is much better.
Looks like a virgin had anal for the first time on top of a Fair Trade symbol.
I'm delighted to see the awareness and support for this issue. And people online everywhere (Facebook, etc.) using the logo.
But it's based on the HRC symbol. And I refuse to identify in any way, shape, or form with that pointless and corrupt organization. No thanks.
HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.
Thanks, Mr. HRC Press Release!
Don't you have a celebrity black tie event to throw on your own behalf?
[quote]It looks like the logo for the Menstruation Awareness campaign.
It has a "State Your Boundaries" quality about it.
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
My partner and I sponsor our annual Black Tie dinner. It raise $530,000 for our local gay charities.
What do you do?
Willie Nelson has his with two doobies instead of the two lines...
Those are his pony-tails, dude.
Can someone tell me if HRC has cleaned up its act after being accused a few years ago--by Larry Kramer and others--of only being interested in throwing lavish parties, building fancy offices and paying themselves grandiose salaries? Has it changed at all?
They annoyed me right off the bat, years ago, when they claimed to be 'non-partisan' and would support Republican candidates as well. Fuck that shit. Republicans hate our fucking guts. Why would a gay rights organization be non-partisan? That's retarded.
I think it's a little subversive...trying to equate being gay with having AIDS (a cause for which red is widely used).
Well, red is a very influencing color, I think it just caught on, over the blue and yellow one (reminded me of denmark) Red is the color associated with love. (the heart, red roses etc)
R13, here I meant to say Sweden (blue/yellow flag)
OP, are you the same douchebag who bitched about the drag queens among the pro-equality demonstration at the Supreme Court building? Can you give yourself an enema or something to get that huge bug out of your ass?
it was started by HRC because of the color of one of the briefs the lawyer used ("Let's hear the red brief now").
The red stands for LOVE, morons.
Let's hear what these morons posting on DL have done for the gay community.
Red is my color, bitches. It's a power color
Last year, HRC raised over 2 million dollars to find its national black tie gala. What have you plebes done for the gay community???
Because I first heard about it in reference to that Repub who changed his mind about gay marriage because of his son, I thought it was a pro gay red state message.
It was all over Facebook but no one was saying why they were posting it. I had no idea what the fuck it was.
R23 are you a moron, just plain stupid, or do you live under a rock?
R24 none of the above.
Just seeing a symbol with no explanation does not explain it.
Sorry, but it must be all of the above then.
It's the OBVIOUS "HRC" equality symbol that has been around for decades... dressed up in valentine red during the week when Gay Marriage and MARRIAGE EQUALITY is not only everywhere in the news, but in front of the Supreme Court... and you couldn't put two-and-two together?
Stupid moron living under a rock.
Why does everyone assume that all posters live in the US and must live under rocks not to know this symbol?
R32, because you're in an American Gay Forum here, and not only is HRC discussed to death, but this symbol isn't exactly new and is seen and associated with gay rights world-wide.
[bold]How The Red Equal Sign Took Over Facebook, According To Facebook's Own Data[/bold]
It seemed like most people were changing their Facebook profile pictures to the Human Rights Campaign's symbol for equality -- that red equal sign -- this week as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases concerning same-sex marriage. Turns out, it didn't just seem like most people were doing it -- hard data backs up what you saw in your Facebook feed. 2.7 million more people changed their profile pictures on Tuesday, March 26 compared to the previous Tuesday, a trove of charts published by Facebook on Friday reveal.
Across the country, Facebook users changed their profile pictures. The chart above shows the rhythm of profile pic changes day after day, with a clear spike on March 26. Facebook didn't analyze exactly what they changed their pictures to, but we can safely assume that the red equal sign was driving the bump. On Tuesday morning, the HRC posted the symbol on its Facebook page and encouraged those in support of same-sex marriage to use it as their profile picture while the Supreme Court discussed Prop 8.
The well-known geographic divides are apparently: same-sex marriage gets more support in the more liberal Northeast and West, less in the South. Additionally, Facebook found that 30-year-olds were the most likely to change their profile picture, with around 3.5 percent doing so. The data also showed that, unsurprisingly, those living in college towns were the most likely to change their profile pictures. Sure, it's great that people feel comfortable to publicly show their support for such an important issue, but does changing your profile picture really make a difference? Maybe.
Melanie Tannenbaum of The Scientific American argues that while changing your profile pictures to show your support for same-sex marriage certainly won't have an impact on legislation, it could affect your Facebook friends. In her article on the subject, Tannenbaum explains that people can be influenced by what they perceive to be social norms. If someone sees that all of his friends are pro same-sex marriage, he may feel that such an opinion is the social norm and be more likely to adopt it himself.
As lovely as the idea of creating social change via social media is, and as exciting as Facebook's statistics are, it is also widely known that intolerance is often deeply rooted in one's upbringing. But equal sign or no equal sign, consensus in favor of gay marriage is rapidly forming in America.
Personally, I think seeing my facebook feed turn red like that was the coolest thing ever.
[bold]Facebook: 2.7 Million People Showed Their Support for Marriage Equality by Changing Their Profile Pictures[/bold]
If you are friends with a generally pro-marriage equality bunch, you probably saw your Facebook News Feed morph into a stream of red and white equals signs earlier this week as the Supreme Court heard two cases on the rights of gays to marry in this country. Was *everybody* seeing this, or was it just you and your liberal friends?
Facebook has dug into its data a bit and can give us some semblance of an answer: It wasn't just you; a ton of people changed their pics over to the Human Rights Campaign's equality sign (or some variation thereof) on Tuesday. It's impossible to get a precise number, but Facebook says that 2.7 million more U.S. Facebook users changed their profile picture that day than on the Tuesday before, a good stand-in for a null hypothesis. In general, the crop of people who changed their pictures this Tuesday as compared to last clustered around age 30, with roughly 3.5 percent of 30-year-old U.S. Facebook users taking part in the action.
Facebook's Data Science team also mapped out the likelihood of a profile-pic update across the nation, showing a pretttty widespread geographic distribution everywhere outside of the south and parts of the plains region. The county with the greatest participation rate? Washtenaw County, Michigan, where the University of Michigan has its main campus in Ann Arbor. Facebook estimates that 6.2 percent of users who logged in in Washtenaw Country changed their profile picture. In general, college towns saw high rates of participation (such as Orange and Durham counties in North Carolina, home of UNC and Duke, and Johnson County, Iowa, where the University of Iowa is based), as did major cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and DC.
Facebook Data Science team rounded out their research with a closing remark. "For a long time, when people stood up for a cause and weren't all physically standing shoulder to shoulder, the size of their impact wasn't immediately apparent," they wrote. "But today, we can see the spread of an idea online in greater detail than ever before."
[quote]Last year, HRC raised over 2 million dollars to find its national black tie gala. What have you plebes done for the gay community???
Is it their fault that the gala cost $2.1 million? Champagne is expensive.
Have any of you who criticize HRC been to a Black Tie event and know how it works?
Yes, R40! Black Tie events are soooooo daunting! You have to buy a tuxedo, pay for tickets, and not get caught eating in public!
r41 - As an attendee, that is true. However, people volunteer to be on the local boards. The spend a lot of time and energy soliciting donations (cash, auctions items), volunteers, advertising, getting emcees and speakers, securing the space and catering, pre-events etc. A lot of work goes into these by people who have full-time jobs. Black Tie parties are no different from black-tie events organized for March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, local museums, symphonies and other causes. Why is HRC criticized for doing the same type of fundraisers for AIDS and other gay-related causes?