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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.




Where is it legal to be gay?

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 3:44 PM


Test by danlev

An [Incomplete] Map Generated By Equaldex Users

Above is a map of the world showing where homosexual activity is legal and illegal. Many of the red countries include penalties of life in prison and the death penalty.

This interactive map (along with 7 other maps for other LGBT issues) was generated using data contributed by Equaldex users, however it’s far from complete. Also, most data has not yet been verified by other users, so it's likely that there are errors. Historical data is also being collected, so maps could be generated for any day in history.

Equaldex is still in private Alpha. Want to be among the first 100 people to use Equaldex? I'm looking for more Alpha testers to help test, contribute, or give feedback about the site.

Want early access? I'm sending out more invites this weekend.

Sign up on Equaldex.com!







77794 Bergoglio1 by danlev

Here's a 2010 equalitopia article by r0b where the newly elected Pope Francis (Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) describes gay marriage as being the work of the devil:
Argentina’s highest-ranking Catholic prelate has warned that the country’s gay marriage bill is a “machination” of the devil, reports Pink News. 

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has called on priests in Buenos Aires, where he is archbishop, to protest against the bill, which is progressing through Argentina’s parliament.

In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: “Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God .. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

 

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New York City-based artist Alex Myung (~alexmyung) has started a Kickstarter project to raise $20,000 to create Arrival, an animated short film with a focus on the theme of coming out. Equalitopia sits down with Alex to discuss the project.

Currently, the project has raised almost $4,000 from 74 different backers, averaging out to about $52 per backer. Keep in mind that Kickstarter projects are “all or nothing,” meaning that if the project doesn’t reach its funding goal by Wednesday, February 20th, no funds will be transferred to the project.

Equalitopia: Could you tell us briefly about the storyline of Arrival?

Alex: Arrival is about a young boy growing up in the countryside with his mother, who moves to the city to pursue his dreams. Along the way he falls in love with another boy, but he struggles to connect with people as he contemplates coming out to his mother.

Read my full interview: Animated LGBT Short Film “Arrival” by Alex Myung Aims to Raise $20,000 on Kickstarter

AlexMyung's work on deviantART:







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Swim2theSun Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this here but I'd like to invite people to come visit my blog where I talk about Gender and Sexuality issues


thanks so much~
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Luna-Bell07 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Writer
Hello. I hope this message finds everyone in good spirits.

As a staunch supporter of the gay rights movement, I wrote and published my first novel, Drive [link]. In it, a young journalist seeks the truth behind his city's war on the gay community, all the while struggling to protect the one he loves more than anything-his best friend Lain.

I write this not in the hope of shameless self promotion. I write it in the hope of changing someone's, anyone's life. Thank you for your valuable time.
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Luna-Bell07 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Writer
And that line about me not writing for 'shameless self promotion'-it was not an attack. I just don't want anyone to think I'm only out to promote myself, nothing more.
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FilthyGorgeousMen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Artist
All of the artwork in this group is so amazing! Keep up the great work everyone.
Please check us out on Facebook!
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Dametora Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
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The Kill the Gays bill is back...
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YellowChello Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey lovelies,

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm running a page on Facebook called "I Am Who I Am." So if you've got a Facebook account, go and pop in and give us a like, why don't ya ;)

Also, you should all know that I've been using a lot of the gorgeous art throughout this group and other LGBT-related groups. Don't worry, whenever I post art that isn't mine, I give you guys the full credit you all deserve! I always say ____ by ____.deviantart.com, so don't freak out. :) I'm promoting you, and spreading the good words~ you're welcome !

Just wanted to let you all know~ I really want this page to grow into something bigger so it really makes a difference in people's lives!

Thanks a bunch <3
hugs and butterfly kisses,
Sonja <3 (YellowChello)
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YellowChello Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Farand Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
'The individual's duty is to do what he wants to do, to think whatever he likes, to be accountable to no one but himself, to challenge every idea and every person.'

- Jean-Paul Sartre. :)
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Korinohana Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i am not gay but i have lovey husband but i have many close family members my uncle was alive in the 80's when gay's started to come out he was the sweetest man alive he had a heart of gold and had much of right to be with his lover as much as everyone else god rest his soul i wish he was still alive today he would be amazed on much the world has changed
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