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SXSW Interactive 2015

Everyone's a Little Gay. Thanks, Social Media!

We challenge you to find us the most severe homophobe who won’t engage with a Facebook post from George Takei. OK, well, maybe that’s extreme, but the fact is that social networks are exhibiting statistical evidence that they’re becoming a big front for the love moment.

Love is Love.

It Gets Better.

Obama tweeting for gay marriage.

Is everyone finally able to admit they’re just a little gay? Or is it that dissent is finding its voice elsewhere? What is the true impact of social media in the battle for acceptance? A digital media expert and a comedian in the brand business - both of whom are a little gay - will talk about how the love online is making a difference in the larger world.

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  1. What is the true impact of social media in the battle for acceptance?
  2. How have people changed their online personas with growing acceptance?
  3. What are the ways people are displaying support, and participating?
  4. Why do some elements unite, and some unravel, the most successful LGTB social movements?
  5. How does the growing ally community show support for movements?

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Edward Revis, Director, Strategy, Essence Digital

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  • Tags: social media
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Core Conversation
  • Track: Social and Relationships
  • Level: Beginner
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