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May 12, 2014

Finally Out In the NFL

Category: General — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 3:15 pm

In case you haven’t heard the word by now: the the National Football League (NFL) drafted its first openly gay player over the weekend when the St. Louis Rams picked 24-year old Michael Sam to play defensive end.

It should come as no surprise that the social media reaction to the Rams drafting Sam was swift, as it always is. Thankfully, most of those reactions were overwhelmingly positive, with even President Obama offering his congratulations in a statement released by the White House. Any unfortunate negative reactions that may have occurred in the social media-verse seemed to be mainly in reaction to Sam’s emotionally charged, celebratory kiss with his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. Sam and Cammisano’s kiss was aired live on ESPN after his draft pick was annoucned and some commentators, including former and current NFL players, used Twitter to make their displeasure clear about the kiss.

No matter what one’s opinion may be, this will surely go down as a historical moment in both sports and LGBTQ history.

April 18, 2014

Top Ten Ways to Give OUT: Tip #8 (Video)

Category: General,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:00 pm

#8: What’s a Tweet Anyway?

With your help, we can place #1 again!

With your help, we can place #1 again!

If you have a Twitter account follow The Pride Center of the Capital Region. You can also follow the Give OUT Day campaign on Twitter. Twitter uses handles to identify individuals or organizations.

You can follow the hyperlinks to get to the organization’s webpage:
@CapitalPrideCtr or https://twitter.com/CapitalPrideCtr
@GiveOUTDay or https://twitter.com/giveoutday

Once you follow the Pride Center and Give OUT Day, you are free to tweet about Give OUT Day and your involvement with it! A tweet is a short message of 140 characters.

Conversations are started by using hashtags. So include The Pride Center of the Capital Region and Give OUT Day in your conversations about Give OUT Day! An example of a tweet might be:

Is anyone going to the @CapitalPrideCtr Give OUT Day party on May 15? #GiveOUTDay!

Make your tweets personal and informative. Most of all get the word OUT about Give OUT Day on May 15, 2014.

If you are saying to yourself right now “What’s a tweet anyway?” I am happy to help you with setting up a Twitter account or learning how to tweet so do not hesitate to contact me at PArthur-Snead@capitalpridecenter.org .

Have an awesome day!!