Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Blogging on the Blog (Or, 'Metablog')

Before we get too far into things, it seems like we ought to offer some introduction or mission statement, as is often customary in the blogosphere. The blog already has two posts, which give a good idea of what we’re about, but I’m going to try to circle in and offer something less vague.

As our name suggests, this is the blog for the University of Wisconsin-Madison organization, Students for Equality, which is dedicated to educating campus about the upcoming amendment to ban civil unions and marriage for same-sex couples. (You’ll find most of that in the blog header, but it’s important and bears repeating, I think.) So what does that mean?

We are going to focus on this proposal and other LGBT issues. (Or perhaps it’s better to say we’re going to take off from that focus.) We will provide announcements and recaps of Students for Equality events and information about the amendment. We also hope our members will share their stories – why they’re interested in this issue and what got them involved. We want this to be a forum for the voices of equality, so if you have something you would like to write about, let us know what it is (you can find our contact information on the Students for Equality homepage), and we’ll see what we can do. And if you want to contribute on a more consistent basis, we’re open to that, too. We, of course, reserve the right to moderate posts and comments and submission inquires as we see fit, but we will try to remain as objective and open as possible.

With 189 days left until the vote, we’re excited and optimistic, but we can’t do it without your help. So stick with us – and write something if you’d like – it’s going to be quite the ride!

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