Much of Freedom to Marry’s storytelling work was concentrated (or originated) online.Through more than 200 written online profiles, dozens of videos and advertisements, placements in traditional media outlets, and social media, Freedom to Marry was able to consistently and authentically showcase the faces of people from all across the country who needed to be able to say “I do,” marry in any state they chose, and be sure their marriages would be respected by the all states and the federal government.Our central goal was always to spark and frame the millions of conversations we knew we need to change hearts and minds and build momentum and a critical mass of support.Natalie Fox and Leah Nichols and their son Hayes from Mobile, Alabama were one of the first same-sex couples featured for our Southerners for the Freedom to Marry campaign, underlining the importance of marriage in all 50 states. Following an intensive recalibration of how best to emphasize our authentic messages and bring in the next swath of supporters of the freedom to marry, Freedom to Marry committed significant resources of talent and money to disseminating the stories of same-sex couples harmed by the denial of marriage: attention not just to message, but message delivery.The movie industry, for its part, has released at least five films on sex addiction in the past five years, six if you count both parts of Lars von Trier’s But even now, sex addiction seems to exist in parallel realities: one in which millions of people are struggling with it, and another in which it is barely studied and not even clinically recognized.
She was a year ahead of me in school so she never knew me, but I kept an eye on her all through secondary school and even at college in UCC.At the beginning of my senior year in college, my roommates and I threw a party.Through a long series of secondhand invites, my now-fiancé showed up.Anyone who has an Instagram account will know it's primarily a space to display the visually appealing things in our lives - washboard abs (for a blessed few), pretty interiors and selfies to beat the band.But a new account has taken the social network by storm.The number of certified sex-addiction therapists has more than doubled since 2008, according to the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.Hookup apps like Tinder (26 million matches per day) and Grindr (1.6 million active daily users) are growing wildly and multiplying, like real-life manifestations of the futuristic smartphone imagined by Gary Shteyngart in which rates the "Fuckability" of everyone around you.We went back to his house, just around the corner, and, well, you know.By the time I left in the morning it was all 'I love yous' and 'I think we should move in together' and 'When you know, you know, and I know.' I moved in a week later, and we're celebrating four years this month." "Since I'll never tell my kids this story, might as well tell the internet.The Way We Met (instagram.com/thewaywemet) showcases happy couples telling the stories of how they got together.Heart-warming and refreshing in a time when it seems Tinder is the only way to find love, and duckface pouting dominates social media, it's a modern take on an old-fashioned tale and it's helped despairing cynics remember that true love does exist.