Friday, June 24, 2011

Netroots Nation 2011: It Really Does Get Better

Netroots Nation was a powerful and incredibly moving experience.  One of the amazing things I was able to do was get a ton of bloggers together, ranging from Markos Moulitsas of the DailyKos to Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend to lil ol' me from right here at OneAngryQueer to let queer youth know: We are working to make it better.  Whether you are gay, trans, disabled, a person of color, or any other sort of thing that you could possibly get bullied for, it does get better.

It's a little long, but all the testimony delivered from the LGBT bloggers of Netroots Nation was so powerful we didn't have the heart to cut people out of it.  Thank you so much to the participants, and to the viewers out there?  Stay safe, love each other, and know that it gets better.


Names and Twitters of participants, in order of appearance:

Markos Moulitsas @markos – straight ally
Pam Spaulding @pam_spaulding
Scott Wooledge @Clarknt67
Tom Torres @_floatingworld
Evan Haliburton @evanhaliburton
Viktor Kerney @wondermann5
Mark Snyder @ColageNational
Jason Haas @jasonlhaas
Zack Ford @zackford
Andy Szekeres @AndySzekeres
Cynthia Wright @cynisright
Noah Baron @noahbbaron
Joe Sudbay @JoeSudbay
Phil Reese @ReallyPhilReese
Christopher Edwards @xtopher1974
Daniel Villarreal @hispanicpanic79
Alvin McEwen @holybullies
Carlos A. Quiroz @CarlosQC
Jake Weinraub @jakeweinraub
Mel England @melengland
Scottie Thomaston @indiemcemopants
John Aravosis @aravosis
Michael Rogers @MichaelRogersDC
Ian Finkenbinder @OneAngryQueer

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