#HonorThemWithAction Reaches 147 Million; Campaign Continues with 49 Days of Action
#HonorThemWithAction Reaches 147 Million
Campaign Continues with 49 Days of Action
More than 147,000,000 people have been reached by the #HonorThemWithAction hashtag campaign Equality Florida launched to call upon people to remember those killed in the Pulse massacre by actively challenging anti-LGBTQ harassment, discrimination, and violence.
Thank you to everyone who used it, shared it, and made the commitment to take meaningful action to uproot hatred. If you would like to join this effort which will continue throughout Pride Month, you still can still sign-on at our website HonorThemWithAction.org.
Equality Florida launched the #HonorThemWithAction campaign at the beginning of Pride Month. Hundreds of individuals and organizations signed up to join the effort via the website.
Hundreds participated in the Twitterstorm, which sparked tens of thousands more to use #HonorThemWithAction over the course of the weekend and on the one-year mark of Pulse.
Our June 9 Twitterstorm raised awareness about #HonorThemWithAction - and the work organizations and individuals are doing to uproot hatred and end anti-LGBTQ bigotry.
Over a period of four days, the hashtag #HonorThemWithAction was used or reposted by over 25,000 people bringing the social reach to over 147,000,000 people.
Inspirational posts from people around the world sharing what they are doing to #HonorThemWithAction can be seen on our tagboard here: https://tagboard.com/HonorThemWithAction/363964
The Human Rights Campaign, the National LGBTQ Task Force, Gays Against Guns and GLAAD were among national organizations that used #HonorThemWithAction in their posts. Visit HonorThemWithAction.org to see the full list of nearly 200 organizations large and small.
The effort was also embraced by celebrities including George Takei, RuPaul, and actress Sara Ramirez. Major league sports teams Miami Heat and the Tampa Bay Rays also used the hashtag to raise awareness about the movement.
“It was always our intention that organizations and individuals would take the #HonorThemWithAction campaign and make it their own,” said Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida.
“We hoped people would find creative ways to share how they are taking action, large or small, to make their communities safer, better, and more equal for all of us. But we had no idea the message would reach hundreds of millions of people in such a short period of time.
We encourage people to continue using #HonorThemWithAction through the end of LGBTQ Pride Month and beyond. To ensure the lasting memorial of the Pulse massacre is the real change of uprooting hatred, discrimination, and violence of all kinds in our culture, we must continue to speak out and take action each and every day.”
People can also find our list of 49 days of actions to #HonorThemWithAction - comprised in partnership with The Equality March for Unity and Pride and the National LGBTQ Task Force - at https://honorthemwithaction.org/49days/.