Many of you know TBP contributor Adam Bink (some of his most recent work can be found here). He and I haven't always agreed, but I always listen to him when he has a thought on making sure our strategies and tactics- from 200,000 person marches to blogswarms- are well-thought out and the best action possible.
He also is our link to the straight community. Adam comes from his home blog, OpenLeft.com, which was founded in 2007 by he and a number of other folks. He's the gay contributor over there, helping agitate and organize among the straight community. In October, in the midst of working behind the scenes with the No On 1 campaign in Maine and covering it daily at OpenLeft, he asked his readers (and I asked you) to chip in so he could travel up there. His rationale was that in a straight blogopshere obsessed with health care, the No On 1 campaign was getting zero coverage with the election just a few weeks away, and on-the-ground style "reporting" would help elevate that. He was right, as more and more "straight" blogs started covering the campaign and some even worked with Adam to raise money for it.
I'm telling you about all this because we need his voice to stay. Adam and OpenLeft are facing a $12,000 budget shortfall over the next six months. He's been blogging nearly every day about Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal, ENDA and other important issues, organizing action among the straight community. He participated in our ENDA blogswarm a few weeks ago. We need that voice. LGBT issues don't get nearly the coverage as do financial reform, climate change, and the 2010 elections on straight blogs. And we aren't going to win on LGBT issues without organizing among our straight allies.
They're holding a fundraiser today to make up those operating costs. I don't ask you to give often, Projectors, so take it as a sign that I really care about his voice and our movement when I do. Please click here to chip in $5 or $10. I assure you that you'll be building our movement when you do.