When EqualityMySpace (www.myspace.com/equalitymyspace)Â was first started two years ago, the MySpace profile was only a test subject to see how well a group of people could use social networking sites like MySpace.com to gather, network and support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) youth and their allies and supporters. In the first few days of EqualityMySpace’s existence more than 800 people became “friends,” or members, of EqualityMySpace.
In the past two years, EqualityMySpace has continued to grow and has become an overwhelming success. Now, with more than 12,100 “friends,” EqualityMySpace is among some of the largest online networking efforts for LGBTQI youth and their allies and supporters.
Founder Tully Satre planned from the very beginning to create something much larger and much more visible not only in the online world, but also in the community, nation and world. Satre’s organization, The Voice Project, is now becoming a reality.
The Voice Project for LGBTQI Equality, Support & Inclusion (TVP) carries the same basic mission and purpose of its project EqualityMySpace.
The Voice Project is a national, web and community-based organization that ensures the dignity, equality, and rights of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) youth are protected, and celebrated. The Voice Project will commit to connecting the nation’s LGBTQI and straight allied youth and organizations that are striving towards equality. They are found in all nations and strive to be effective through education, advocacy, organization, networks, resources, fundraising, and outreach programs.
The time has now come to debut The Voice Project to the world. Our website isÂ temporarily located at http://voiceproject.interstateq.com. Take a look around and see what is here, what is missing and what you want to see added. Go to the TVPforum (http://voiceproject.interstateq.com/forum/), register for an account and take part in a community discussion on Where we should be going and What we should be doing.
The success of The Voice Project depends on EqualityMySpace and what all of you want to accomplish. Twelve thousand people isÂ a huge number… and with that number comes power. We can band together to make a real difference.
WillÂ you help to create our vision, our direction and our future?
Discussion: Where Should We Go, What Should We Do?
You and only you have the power to make this a reality… and with as large as we are now, just imagine the possibilities! We can make a real difference and you can be a part of it!