Rights Night is on again and the Lobby wants you to tweet, like, share and become a fan of social networking for social change.

It feels like only yesterday the word “tweet” was used to describe the irritating sound birds made on the walk-of-shame at 5am as you desperately tried to remember his or her name and if you were still wearing your own underwear.

The words “face” and “book” were used to describe end of semester exam cramming, because you had spent the entire semester daydreaming, still desperately trying to remember their name.

These days, however, you are more likely to find a “friend request” that very morning on your walk-of-shame. Or, horrifyingly, it goes viral and your night gets “tweeted” out to 2537 of their “followers”, on the eternal cyber-walk-of-shame anytime anyone Googles your name.

Friends, fans and followers, welcome to the other side of the information revolution. We have swapped Marky-Mark’s washboard for Mark Zuckerberg’s keyboard and Toto, we’re not in the ‘90s anymore.  Social media has become a powerful tool of communication. In mere moments word of a marriage equality rally spreads across the web. Within minutes we learn of same-sex adoption passing through parliament. In just seconds we discover Paris Hilton has gone to jail.

Organisations like GetUp! know this power and how it can work in favor of important political issues. Aaron Hulse, campaigns director at GetUp! will be a guest speaker at the next GLRL Rights Night. He will be discussing what GetUp! and the GLRL are doing together to win marriage equality.

GLRL is working with a growing number of organisations as part of our strategy to push for marriage equality. As we work to expand our social network for social change, we invite you to come along and bring your social network.

GLRL Rights Night will be held on 7pm Wednesday 17th November at the Burdekin Hotel, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.

info: To stay up to date with when Rights Night and other GLRL events, you can “like” the “NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby” on Facebook, follow @NSWGLRL on Twitter and of course bring you and your social network to Rights Night.

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