Top 5 Benefits of Gay Blogs for the LGBT Community Worldwide
By Popescu Ion
In the information age, blogs have become important and popular tools that are instrumental to distributing knowledge and news to wide and diverse populations. As such, blogs are necessary tools for any group wishing to keep its members abreast of new information and developments. While blogs are important to any group, because of the way the LGBT community is spread out around the country and the world, gay blogs are even more important in making sure that all are kept up to date on items that are relevant and vital to LGBTs.
One important benefit of gay blogs is that they promote greater awareness of issues that are important to the LGBT community. While the struggle for marriage and civil equality has scored many victories in the past several years, it’s important to all in the community that its members keep up to date on the progress of the fight on such issues and the ways that the issues are being advanced. Data about progress in one area could provide a way for others to push forward in another area.
Another benefit of gay blogs is that they provide a way for LGBTs to meet other people and to discuss trends that they see occurring within the community or greater societal happenings that could ultimately cause an impact on other LGBTs. Having forums where LGBTs can explore such trends means that they are better able to react to them and prepare responses to those items that could be harmful or embrace those that portray LGBTs in a better light.
While news about progress and trends are helpful, blogs can have an even more tangible plus. As LGBTs are still often victims of discrimination and violence, blogs can have the very real impact of warning others about specific incidents and rallying people to fight institutions that continue to promote discrimination. While the community cannot and should not live in fear, it can be helpful to be reminded that many struggles remain before LGBTs are truly considered full and proper citizens before the law.
However, news about the LGBT community should not all be about the challenges that still face it. That’s why blogs can be important propagators of news of successes and events. Every day, LGBTs win more battles for equality and host more events that celebrate its members and their contributions. As a result, blogs can help spread news of these victories, which can serve as inspirations to others, and promote knowledge of and attendance at these events, so that they can achieve the greatest degree of success.
A final important advantage to gay blogs is to raise funds and support for gay causes and LGBT friendly politicians. Every success for the LGBT community requires money and manpower to drive it further. Blogs are vital tools in rallying these resources and increased readership of gay blogs can help to form a more vibrant and engaged social force.
Gay blogs have a vast potential to drive change, promote awareness, and mold a greater sense of family for LGBTs everywhere. Perhaps the greatest benefit of all is that gay blogs remind LGBTs that they truly are a community. The LGBT community is a strong and vital group that extends past political and social boundaries and gay blogs help to promote a greater awareness of that fact and a greater unity for the future.
Popescu Ion is an editor at http://en.darkq.net, a gay blog that aims to cover a diversity of topics, some of them related to LGBT issues such as homophobia, coming out, sexuality, religion & culture, while other topics are related to life, health and family matters.
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