I am honored to be among ten finalists selected to win full scholarships to Netroots Nation through Freedom to Marry.
All the other nine bloggers are doing important work to advance marriage equality, but this week, I’m asking that you help send me to Netroots Nation. If you’re not familiar, Netroots Nation is a convention for progressive activists that focuses on effective ways of using technology to exchange ideas. I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to hone my skills and access new resources for improving this blog and my personal efforts to educate people about certain issues. Your vote can open this door for me.
I think I bring a lot of unique perspectives to the Queer Equality front. My analysis of court decisions and research helps folks connect with historic moments that affect the movement. Plus, my comprehensive coverage of the Prop 8 Trial and Protect Marriage over the past six months has helped open people’s eyes to the importance of marriage equality. The podcast I share with Peterson Toscano helps advance conversations about important issues in approachable ways. My perspective as an atheist helps untangle the web of religious privilege that holds back queer equality while my perspective as an educator helps keep the focus on interrupting ignorance rather than simply adding to the shouting match.
Most importantly, my top priority in blogging has always been to synthesize current events in original ways with a fresh perspective.
I encourage you to investigate the work of all ten finalists, but I hope that when you do vote, you are still eager to support me in my efforts to get to Netroots Nation.
Voting is open until Friday, and each person can vote once per day. If all of my readers continue voting for me this week, I’m sure I have a great chance at this wonderful new learning opportunity.
My thanks to Freedom to Marry for sponsoring this scholarship and to all the other entrants for their own hard work toward advancing marriage equality.