Saturday, February 7, 2009
This Monday, February 9, bloggers in the LGBT community and their allies will be participating in "The Only Agenda Is Love," a blogswarm in support of Freedom to Marry Week. By being a part of this effort, you will help contribute to a blogsphere-wide education campaign about ways your readers can help promote fair legislation and rescind anti-equality measures.
We hope you will take a moment to blog on this important issue. Several states, including New York and New Jersey, are poised to consider marriage equality this year. The California Supreme Court will consider the legality of Prop 8 on March 5.
We expect several hundred bloggers to participate. Please help us spread the word by putting up a short post in advance just to tell readers that the event is coming up. We're also offering some exciting prizes. For each post you write, up to a maximum of 4, we'll enter you into a contest for a $250 prize or one of three $100 prizes*.
Once you've posted on February 9, visit Mombian to submit the link to your post(s). We'll be sure to link it from our master list of participating blogs.
When posting, please try to include the blogswarm graphic to the above right or one of the exciting graphics created for Freedom To Marry's weeklong program, 7 Conversations in 7 Days. (Graphics for the blogswarm may also be seen here.)
When blogging, please include a link to:
If you prefer, this link will work also: http://tinyurl.com/marriagepost
Thanks and happy posting!
PS: Don't don't forget, each post enters you to win up to $250. (Prizes will be awarded in Amazon.com online gift certificates.)
PS: A separate four-day blogging event for Freedom to Marry Week will run February 10-13. Bloggers are asked to write posts on the themes: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Visit The Other Mother for details.
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