In the spirit of today’s upcoming protest we’ll be redesigning the site. Hopefully the transition will be quick and painless. We apologize for any accessibility problems in the meantime.
Let love flourish. I’ll be at City Hall today.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 7:34 am
Where did the “Find a location link” disappear to?
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 8:02 am
Look at the top Michael, just to the left of the search field “protest locations”
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 8:41 am
I’m in north Denver-metro in Colorado and need a ride downtown this morning. My phone number is 303-427-5252. Hope to find a way to be at the city-county building with all of you with my drum by 11:30am.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 9:02 am
Nice new design, however, the “find a protest location” which is the most important link, but it took me a while to find it — usually that gray bar on top of the page is my browser’s pop-up block warning banner, so I never look there for anything! I suggest a new color for that banner or box on the right hand side menu.
Keep up the grat work!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 10:06 am
Please change the WetPaint Wiki link to open up a Wetpaint page other than the sign-up page. People will see that and then close the page. Maybe link directly to the list of States?
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 10:54 am
I thought I was on the wrong site when I hit ‘refresh’ this morning. haha
Great design – I like it!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 11:18 am
THANK YOU!!!!!! VERY SMART MOVE. HOW CAN I DONATE MONEY TO YOU. LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 11:23 am
If I were you I’d IMMEDIATELY make the find locations link more prominent again! When you go to this page you now think you’ve gone to wrong place entirely, and have no idea what you are looking at. Lots of people are looking at the page right now to see what’s going on today.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 11:31 am
Thanks for all you’ve done anyway, great work, much appreciated.
But, did you ever consider that, as a design company, you might want to consider highlighting the most important piece of information, that people are trying to access this very day, in a color other than light grey, somewhere that could actually be noticed on the page?
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 11:44 am
Got my sign, got the love… but where’s my destination?
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 11:51 am
anyone know if an Amer Sign Language interpreter will be available in denver today???
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 12:06 pm
I just saw a link to this site on Time.com titled “What Happens If You’re on the Gay “Enemies List”".
I must say that if I lived in California I would have voted for Prop 8 in a heartbeat. I voted against gay marriage in my state and it’s obvious that this will backfire in California. It is a foolish tactic to use your enemy’s tactics against them.
putting people on a “hate list” is a BAD move … you just alienate people when (instead) you should be trying to convice them otherwise.
Bad move …
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 2:03 pm
With one exception, I love the design of the new site. The one exception? The typeface is so light and so small I could barely read it…any chance you could darken up the font and make it a bit bigger? Great work happening here!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 2:45 pm
Love it!… The protest was amazing. I’m hoping to go to many more if its necessary!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Today’s events were FANTASTIC here in Boston! Thank you for organizing the rally (and putting a fire under some butts!). Can’t wait to share words & pics with everyone!!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 4:45 pm
The new site is hard on the eye and difficult to use, and looks like one of those placeholder sites that an ad-hosting company posts when a client has failed to pay his bill. Surely you can come up with something visually stronger and easier to navigate. Sorry to read as harsh.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 4:55 pm
NYC was awesome… It was cloudy and threatening before the event started. When the event officially started, the clouds disappeared and it was sunny and warm and just great outside. When it ended, the clouds came back.
Congratulations to all.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 5:26 pm
the protest in NYC was amazing… peaceful and powerful… the momentum is building, lets keep it going
The new site design has an uninspired and washed-out look. It’s difficult to read, navigate, and to find the needed information quickly. I think a powerful civil rights movement needs a site design that is more bold, organized, and coherent.
That being said, I cannot thank you enough, Amy and The Team, for everything you’ve done for the community!!!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 5:31 pm
cool look thanks for your hard work, lets keep up the fight!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 5:44 pm
Fantastic showing of unity and passion in Orlando today…now the challenge is to continue gaining momentum both locally and nationally. Was especially moved by a mother from PFLAG who spoke. Thanks for organizing!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 6:11 pm
Congratulations for a great saturday of protests… please keep them going. Many people could not attend today, so we need more protests in the next weeks. With love from Fort Lauderdale!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 6:34 pm
Thank you for all the helpful advise and information this week. It has been a tough week for all of us. Can’t believe other fellow Americans slapped us in the face like that. About the site – I would recommend making the global navigation up top more visable. I also didn’t notice it.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 6:44 pm
Great event in San Diego today. 25K strong! Thanks to the ‘jointheimpact” folks for taking the lead on organizing these events and website. You deserve a lot of credit. You have motivated a nation. Thanks for making an impact!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 6:52 pm
Thank you for stepping up! Unite!
Founder “Boycott For Equality”
Atlanta, GA 30341
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 7:01 pm
I was in Cleveland for today’s rally and it was a good turn out considering the crappy weather. It was my first protest and can’t wait to do it again! Let’s keep it going!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 7:14 pm
Not fond of the new colors and design. I agree that it looks like a placeholder site, isn’t easy on the eyes, and is hard to navigate….But great job organizing. I was in Philadelphia protesting today and it was great to see all the support.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 7:42 pm
Philadelphia demonstration was peaceful and uplifting!! Not sure how many present, thought at least 800-1000… the handmade signs were awesome, too! Similar to NYC, there were clouds/rain all morning, then skies cleared for SUNSHINE for the 3 hours of the feastivities/march. Downpours returned in evening. Interesting..?!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Today’s rally in SF was, well, OK … The PA system sucked however. Unless you were in the front half of the crowd, it was very hard to hear many of the speakers. There was not much yelling or vocalness of the crowd – just the occasional “let them hear you” stuff from the stage. Honestly, the Protest Marches are much more engaging and much louder !!
Will this site post continued events going on? e.g., This Friday night is SF is “supposedly” another protest March …. what time? Thanks for all you’re doing.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 8:12 pm
I have an idea and this is a good outlet to share it.
Gays are such a piece of the marriage culture for America. Gay designers design such beautiful gowns and tuxedos. We are floral designers. We are marriage planners. We are decorators. We are handlers.
We have friends and family who support us throughout these places and occupations as well.
What if we stopped?
What if our designers or our supportive designers quit putting their products out for “straight” marriages?
What if our florists or florists that support gay marriage quit supporting straight marriage and dropped contracts?
What if the very churches and ministers who did support equality, gay rights, etc. stopped providing wedding services until this was resolved?
What if we stopped? All of us – stopped supporting the marriages of equal humanity to show how invalid they are without equal access and support?
What if we stopped attending weddings? Stopped supporting marriages – the act themselves?
Sure, I know. Economical disadvantage. People lose jobs and money coming in. People who rely on the marriage business as their business would suffer.
But what if people took a stand? What if the ban on marriage came from the gays who provide services to straight marriages?
Would the act of marriage itself become anathema? Impure? Outcast?
Any legislators out there with daughters or grand daughters getting married soon? It would be a shame if their gown had to come from Kohls, Targert, of god forbid Sears! What if our wedding garment industry itself turned away from supporting straight marriage by allowing people to wear their garments?
Just one idea. It is outlandish. It is imaginative. But so was deciding to not to give up a seat on the bus in 1955. I am sure we can think of many ideas to quell this movement against us.
Other ideas or comments?
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 8:22 pm
England recognized the United States in 1783.
Americans across the Country today marched for civil equality under the law of the United States. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the process. I am proud of the progress my Country has made the past 222 years and look forward to a time when all American’s believe we’re created equal and we may all have the privilege of access to civil institutions. For many this civil privilege is called Marriage. So for as long as our state and federal governments are in the business of marrying, I’m sure the definition of marriage will continue to change. It has changed throughout England’s history and it will continue to change throughout ours. Learn your history, be inspired, and don’t ever ever forget how lucky we are to be Americans.
PS The gift of life takes many forms. Some of us reproduce, some of us don’t. We are all spiritual beings having a human experience. Hey, at least the Chicken’s got bigger cages!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 8:28 pm
Please unify under the American Flag. The big 3 and Reuters are all quoting “Rainbow Flags” in national news. I promise you. This is an American issue and you will get Millions and Millions of people supporting you.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 8:48 pm
Was in Palm Springs today. About 1-2000. We need more firery speakers. We need to fire up the masses. The Mayor of Palm Springs was booed and cat called when he spoke against Boycotting. I say, remember Rosa Parks. Boycotting is a powerful message AND I don’t want to spend my hard earned dollars with an institution that uses those dollare to take away my civil rights. March! Boycott! Never, ever given in! We shall overcome as long as we are unitied and peaseful and DIRECT. Spend your dollars where they benefit YOU most.
REMEMBER ROSA PARKS!!! Do not take the seat in the back of the bus!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 9:02 pm
We had a great turnout here in Eureka California. Between 600 and 700 showed up and marched. We were very vocal and very loud. I am for more march’s till this marriage inequality is resolved. Thank you Cole and all the others that worked so hard, we still have more work ahead of us. Humboldt county voted 60% against prop 8, yoohoo.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 10:02 pm
I was at Vancouvers “Join The Impact” protest today and it was awesome and very moving. I was suprized of how many americans are living in Vancouver, exiled from the US because they have not marriage rights. There were gays, straights, lesbians and trans folks there in force. The strength of our community and our allies cannot be underestimated.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 10:38 pm
I have to say that I have been extremely disturbed by some of the actions of this community. I think the rallies are great and a very affective way to make people aware of this serious issue, but I do have a HUGE issue with the publicizing of the names of the donors to the YES campaign and urging the community to be malicious and hateful to them for expressing their opinions. It’s absolutely ridiculous and makes the gay community seem so intolerant and hateful. I have really lost a lot of respect for the gay community recently because of these hateful actions. I think the lawsuit to the state is probably the best approach…because if this really is a human rights issue, then the proposition shouldn’t even have been on the ballot. So, sue the state and don’t be so malicious towards who actually voted for the proposition.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 10:57 pm
my wife and children have seen the pictures on tv and know we are witnessing a true historic movement. please keep up the hard work! you have a willing work force and a captive audience… please keep up the noise! let the world hear your calls.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 11:02 pm
Great new site, amy. I dig it.
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 11:26 pm
Hey Impact Team! Just 3 hours after I posted about the bland look of the new site, I come back and see a great new look!! Much more worthy of the cause. The banner is awesome, with the collage of scenes, flanked by the rainbow flag and American flag. And the deeper colors are more striking and easier to read. Excellent work!
Posted on November 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm
We attended the rallly in Denver today and were truly inspired. As straight parents of a gay daughter who was a major organizer, we couldn’t have been more proud of her. I want to say something that may irritate some people, but it needs to be said. I think it was great to see lesbians and gays publicize themselves as “normal” people. Unfortunately, most of society only really sees gay pride in the context of gay pride parades, which can be very off-putting to a lot of society. I think that the costumes, and the often outrageous behavior makes people think that all gay people are just nuts. I was very happy to see that there was no outrageous behavior today, but rather real people, with real passions, demanding that they be recognized. Because gays and lesbians want to be treated with equality, it could be useful to not be quite so out of the mainstream that it offends or alienates the majority. I realize that this is a straight point of view, but it does occur to me, so I thought I would throw it out there.
Is everyone as P*SSED as I am at the lack of media coverage of yesterday’s demonstrations in 150 cities?
you know damn well if African Americans or Latinos staged THAT many demonstrations in a single day it would have been covered Wall to Wall.
If the MSM is purposely down playing peaceful demonstrations, the demonstrations will CEASE to be peaceful.
Posted on November 16th, 2008 at 11:53 am
Love the new design, Amy!!! As a web designer I think this website hits the message and audience much better (and it’s understandable since the previous website was obviously just to get things up and running).
I have to agree with Xander above that being retributive by re-publishing donors to the Yes on 8 campaign is not the most effective way to solve our problem because it could very well create more backlash. I’m a little suprised the HRC did this after we felt threatened that our donors would be published by the opposition a month or so ago.
Nevertheless, great job everyone on the turnout. Keep up the peaceful visibility and be sure to get involved in community meetings to provide your input and see how you can get involved in keeping things moving forward!
Posted on November 16th, 2008 at 1:11 pm
Let’s have a National Lobby YOUR own City Hall Day.
An additional idea going forward will be to combine the idea of protesting/marching outside City Halls with the idea of “Day Without a Gay” (where instead of going to work, we volunteer). Let’s have a National Lobby YOUR City Hall Day. JoinTheImpact could call on people to take a day off from work in order to go speak with their local politicians when they are IN their offices. Protesting at City Halls on the weekends and evenings are wonderfully symbolic, however that needs to evolve into everyone being their on lobbyist for a day.
Posted on November 19th, 2008 at 5:29 am
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Posted on November 29th, 2008 at 7:15 am
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