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• Harry Hill explains how Adam Eli, an LGBTQ activist, is using social media to advance the LGBTQ movement.
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Who says you can't fight for gay rights while wearing Gucci sneakers?
Adam Eli does just that. The 28-year-old activist has been a trailblazing force in the international gay community for several years now. He's the co-founder of Voices 4, a New York-based direct action activist group that uses social media in a major way. The group's aim? "Global LGBTQIA+ liberation." Voices 4's Instagram page functions as a digital meeting ground for anyone interested in lending their voice in a myriad of ways, from marches to meetings.
Eli also uses his own Instagram account, 54.3K followers strong at the time of this post, to spread the word about upcoming rallies and marches and share important updates on queer world news. He also posts regularly about identity, body image, dating, and other LGBTQA-related topics.
Mashable spoke to Eli about how Voices 4 started, his advice for aspiring activists, and one of his proudest moments (it involves Barbara Streisand, of course). His Stories are viewed by thousands on the daily, but here's some of his story.
Read the full interview about LGBTQ activism and social media by Harry Hill at Mashable.