Internet based LGBT activism is gaining steam

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Web based protest in NYC after Prop 8How to organize effectively has changed

LGBT Americans were outraged this past holiday season – and for good reason. At a time when families gather together to enjoy each others’ company, a reactionary public has decided not to include same-sex couples. Proposition 8, the California ballot measure outlawing same-sex couples’ right to marry is a victory for social conservatives. According to Garden State Equality and many other NJ LGBT organizations, the passing of Prop 8 could have a deleterious effect on marriage equality here in our home state.

However, there is some good news. LGBT activists are utilizing new, effective strategies aimed at mobilizing huge amounts of supporters by harnessing the power of the World Wide Web. Social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace have helped to organize huge protests across the nation.