The American Civil Liberties Union in Florida has created a page on Facebook as part of its campaign for the adoption issue. The page just passed 100 “likes,” and I hope it gains a lot more. Here is the link.
Social media such as Facebook and Twitter have created a whole new communications paradigm. It’s about people participation and thus probably means a lot more than in the days when all the media were “top down.” Newspapers and the TV networks set the agenda and delivered all the news you needed to know — allegedly. And most importantly there was little or limited opportunity for feedback.
Now the digital space available to us has given anyone with a computer a chance to define news and weigh its importance.
The LGBT community is lucky to have these tools because mainstream media have traditionally given little attention to marginalized groups unless they took their campaigns into the streets or public sphere.