FFAA and Tumblr Team Up to Launch New Digital Action Platform Encouraging Users to Get Involved in Social ChangeBy Megan Clayton • July 5, 2016 • 12:34 pm
Last month, Freedom for All Americans partnered with Tumblr for the microblogging platform’s first edition of IssueTime, a live virtual event that brings together expert panelists to answer users’ questions about a pressing issue or current event.
The new initiative is a part of Tumblr’s broader focus on campaigns and elections content coinciding with the U.S. presidential election. Each month until November, Tumblr will highlight a social or political issue. For June, the issue choice was clear: LGBT rights. Tumblr will also partner exclusively with FFAA to educate people on Tumblr about transgender issues. FFAA is Tumblr’s first organizational partner on something like this.
During the question-and-answer session LGBT activists, including FFAA’s Chief Program Officer Kasey Suffredini, were on hand to give insight into history and future of the movement for LGBT equality.
Here’s what they had to say:
FFAA’s partnership with Tumblr is part of its Transgender Freedom Project, a $1 million effort dedicated to furthering public understanding about transgender people and the need for transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination laws. Our June partnership also featured a co-hosted panel at Politicon on the status of LGBT equality.