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Introducing Interactive United States LGBT Rights Maps on Equaldex
By popular demand, Equaldex has introduced United States maps showing the legal status of each LGBT issue, in addition to its global maps.
You can now view the status of gay marriage, same-sex adoption, discrimination protection, the ability to change your legal gender, and conversion therapy.
The feature also allows you to view the most recent law changes for each issue within the United States.
Note that the data entered by users is still being verified and edited by users. If you see something inaccurate or missing, please sign up to Equaldex and contribute!
Since Equaldex’s launch in February, this has been one of Equaldex’s most highly requested feature. Last month, Equaldex launched a new interactive visualization of the global opinion of homosexuality.
Equaldex will soon be expanding to other countries. Which countries would you like to see added?
Try it out: Equaldex’s LGBT Rights Maps

What I’ve been building for the past couple weeks: You can now drill down to see the status of ‪#‎LGBT‬ laws within each individual state!
Check it out!
Now that this is built, extending it to other countries is trivial. Exciting!

equaldex:

Introducing Interactive United States LGBT Rights Maps on Equaldex

By popular demand, Equaldex has introduced United States maps showing the legal status of each LGBT issue, in addition to its global maps.

You can now view the status of gay marriage, same-sex adoption, discrimination protection, the ability to change your legal gender, and conversion therapy.

The feature also allows you to view the most recent law changes for each issue within the United States.

Note that the data entered by users is still being verified and edited by users. If you see something inaccurate or missing, please sign up to Equaldex and contribute!

Since Equaldex’s launch in February, this has been one of Equaldex’s most highly requested feature. Last month, Equaldex launched a new interactive visualization of the global opinion of homosexuality.

Equaldex will soon be expanding to other countries. Which countries would you like to see added?

Try it out: Equaldex’s LGBT Rights Maps

What I’ve been building for the past couple weeks: You can now drill down to see the status of ‪#‎LGBT‬ laws within each individual state!

Check it out!

Now that this is built, extending it to other countries is trivial. Exciting!

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loser078:

I had a conversation with deviantART product marketing manager, Dan Leveille about working at deviantART and his new LGBT rights website, Equaldex.

I’m horrible with voice interviews, but when Ben Lariviere asked me to do an interview for his podcast, I couldn’t refuse. Ben and I chat about my work at deviantART.com, homophobia, LGBT rights, my inspiration for creating Equaldex, data quality on the site, and the goals behind it.

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Equaldex’s Interactive Map Shows Which Countries Are Most And Least Gay Friendly
Equaldex just released a new interactive visualization of the global opinion of homosexuality. Using PEW Research Center’s 2013 survey data, Equaldex now allows you to visualize which countries are the most and least gay-friendly.
View the global visualization of the acceptance of homosexuality
See also: Map of LGBT rights by country

Check it out! :)

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Equaldex’s Interactive Map Shows Which Countries Are Most And Least Gay Friendly

Equaldex just released a new interactive visualization of the global opinion of homosexuality. Using PEW Research Center’s 2013 survey data, Equaldex now allows you to visualize which countries are the most and least gay-friendly.

View the global visualization of the acceptance of homosexuality

See also: Map of LGBT rights by country

Check it out! :)

equaldex
equaldex:

Crowdsourced Website Equaldex Launches, Provides Global View of LGBT Rights
Equaldex, the collaborative LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights knowledge base has launched! The site is aimed at crowdsourcing every LGBT-related law around the world.
The site provides users an accurate and comprehensive global view of the LGBT movement, with the use of maps, LGBT rights timelines, statistics, and historical data in each country and region.
How Equaldex Works
Equaldex is completely collaborative; as LGBT laws change, users update the database, citing reputable sources for accuracy. Other users are encouraged to authenticate the accuracy of each update and the information becomes verified as site usage increases.
The site’s growing database includes a variety of LGBT-related issues for each region: gay marriage, serving in the military, discrimination protection, donating blood, same-sex adoption, the ability to legally change gender, and more.
Visualizing the LGBT Movement
Data on Equaldex is structured in a consistent format, which is displayed in the form of maps, visualizations, and statistics about the LGBT rights movement. Equaldex aims to become an invaluable educational resource and provide a comprehensive insight into how the LGBT rights movement is progressing and which areas of the world are falling behind.
User Contributions & Collaborative Research
Users are credited for contributing information to Equaldex, giving them an extra incentive to continuously update the site. Each user has a profile that shows contributions they’ve made, the amount of “accurate” votes their contributions received, and the regions to which they’ve contributed.
Using a “discussion” page on each region, users can collaborate by sharing resources, discussing the status of the region’s laws, and helping each other research missing or ambiguous information.
Visit Equaldex, The LGBT Knowledge Base

Equaldex has finally launched! Check it out! Let me know what you think!

equaldex:

Crowdsourced Website Equaldex Launches, Provides Global View of LGBT Rights

Equaldex, the collaborative LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights knowledge base has launched! The site is aimed at crowdsourcing every LGBT-related law around the world.

The site provides users an accurate and comprehensive global view of the LGBT movement, with the use of maps, LGBT rights timelines, statistics, and historical data in each country and region.

How Equaldex Works

Equaldex is completely collaborative; as LGBT laws change, users update the database, citing reputable sources for accuracy. Other users are encouraged to authenticate the accuracy of each update and the information becomes verified as site usage increases.

The site’s growing database includes a variety of LGBT-related issues for each region: gay marriage, serving in the military, discrimination protection, donating blood, same-sex adoption, the ability to legally change gender, and more.

Visualizing the LGBT Movement

Data on Equaldex is structured in a consistent format, which is displayed in the form of maps, visualizations, and statistics about the LGBT rights movement. Equaldex aims to become an invaluable educational resource and provide a comprehensive insight into how the LGBT rights movement is progressing and which areas of the world are falling behind.

User Contributions & Collaborative Research

Users are credited for contributing information to Equaldex, giving them an extra incentive to continuously update the site. Each user has a profile that shows contributions they’ve made, the amount of “accurate” votes their contributions received, and the regions to which they’ve contributed.

Using a “discussion” page on each region, users can collaborate by sharing resources, discussing the status of the region’s laws, and helping each other research missing or ambiguous information.

Visit Equaldex, The LGBT Knowledge Base

Equaldex has finally launched! Check it out! Let me know what you think!

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equaldex:

Equaldex, The Collaborative LGBT Knowledge Base, to Launch on February 25
After months of testing and contributions by hundreds of Alpha Testers, Equaldex will be launching to the public on Tuesday, February 25. The site is a global LGBT rights website that can be edited by anyone.
Aimed at becoming a comprehensive resource for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) laws and data in each country and region, Equaldex allows users to contribute data — along with sources — which becomes verified by other users.
Upon launching to the public, the entire Equaldex site will become publicly visible, while editing will be restricted to members who have been granted access. 
Want to try it out early? Request access to Equaldex.
Journalists: for press and media inquiries, please contact Dan Leveille (dan@equaldex.com) for additional information and a demo.

I’m finally ready to launch Equaldex! Tell your friends!
I’m so excited! I’ve been anticipating this day for years. I’ve spent literally thousands of hours planning, building, designing, and marketing it.
On Tuesday, February 25 it will finally be open to the public, after nearly 400 Alpha Testers have provided their feedback and contributed to the site!
If you know any tech or LGBT journalists who might be interested in covering the story, please let me know!

equaldex:

Equaldex, The Collaborative LGBT Knowledge Base, to Launch on February 25

After months of testing and contributions by hundreds of Alpha Testers, Equaldex will be launching to the public on Tuesday, February 25. The site is a global LGBT rights website that can be edited by anyone.

Aimed at becoming a comprehensive resource for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) laws and data in each country and region, Equaldex allows users to contribute data — along with sources — which becomes verified by other users.

Upon launching to the public, the entire Equaldex site will become publicly visible, while editing will be restricted to members who have been granted access. 

Want to try it out early? Request access to Equaldex.

Journalists: for press and media inquiries, please contact Dan Leveille (dan@equaldex.com) for additional information and a demo.

I’m finally ready to launch Equaldex! Tell your friends!

I’m so excited! I’ve been anticipating this day for years. I’ve spent literally thousands of hours planning, building, designing, and marketing it.

On Tuesday, February 25 it will finally be open to the public, after nearly 400 Alpha Testers have provided their feedback and contributed to the site!

If you know any tech or LGBT journalists who might be interested in covering the story, please let me know!

equaldex
equaldex:

Google Takes Aim At Russia With Rainbow Olympics Doodle
Google.com is featuring a rainbow-colored Olympics “Doodle” to take aim at Russia’s anti “gay propaganda” policies, just a day before the Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies.
The Doodle is also appearing on Google.ru. Below the search box is a quote from the Olympic Charter:

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter

Clicking the logo brings you to the Google search results for “Olympic Charter,” the rules and guidelines that govern the Olympics.
Did you know?: A Gaygler is Google’s term for an LGBT Google employee
Learn more about the LGBT rights movement in Russia and around the world. Sign up for early access to Equaldex.

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Google Takes Aim At Russia With Rainbow Olympics Doodle

Google.com is featuring a rainbow-colored Olympics “Doodle” to take aim at Russia’s anti “gay propaganda” policies, just a day before the Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies.

The Doodle is also appearing on Google.ru. Below the search box is a quote from the Olympic Charter:

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter

Clicking the logo brings you to the Google search results for “Olympic Charter,” the rules and guidelines that govern the Olympics.

Did you know?: A Gaygler is Google’s term for an LGBT Google employee

Learn more about the LGBT rights movement in Russia and around the world. Sign up for early access to Equaldex.

Love this!

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Hawaii Radio Ad Warns Of Gay Marriage and “Bisexual Marriage”

A new ad sponsored by the Hawaii Republican Assembly is airing across the state warning people that gay marriage will lead to “normalizing all sorts of deviant behavior.”

Sign up for early access to Equaldex.com

(via Huffington Post Gay Voices)

Watch out guys, Bisexual Marriage might be next!

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Watch: The Most Adorable Choreographed Marriage Proposal At Home Depot

Watch as Stephen creates a choreographed dance performance at Home Depot to propose to his boyfriend, Dustin.

Dustin arrived at the Home Depot in Salt Lake City thinking he was there to help his roommate pick out some lighting for a party. When he was taken to the lumber aisle, what he found waiting for him was a mob of friends and family as his marriage proposal unfolded to the song, “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who.

What if this was staged and just an ad for Home Depot? That’d be brilliant.

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equaldex:

Equalitopia Rebranded As Equaldex, Alpha Site Launches Soon
To prepare for the private Alpha launch on Saturday, August 17th, Equalitopia has been rebranded as Equaldex.
After a very long hold period, the site is almost ready for its first private launch. Equaldex will open to a small group of Alpha testers next weekend, and if you’d like to get an early peek, sign up on equaldex.com.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Equaldex is a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement.
New Name, New LogoOver the years, many people misspelled and mispronounced Equalitopia, which is a major branding issue — especially an online brand that people will be typing into search engines and URL bars.
Want a sneak peek? Sign up on equaldex.com.

Go sign up! :)

equaldex:

Equalitopia Rebranded As Equaldex, Alpha Site Launches Soon

To prepare for the private Alpha launch on Saturday, August 17th, Equalitopia has been rebranded as Equaldex.

After a very long hold period, the site is almost ready for its first private launch. Equaldex will open to a small group of Alpha testers next weekend, and if you’d like to get an early peek, sign up on equaldex.com.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Equaldex is a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement.

New Name, New Logo
Over the years, many people misspelled and mispronounced Equalitopia, which is a major branding issue — especially an online brand that people will be typing into search engines and URL bars.

Want a sneak peek? Sign up on equaldex.com.

Go sign up! :)