February 8, 2015 Leave a comment
2014 was the Year of Connectivity for the LGBT Peace Corps Alumni Organization as we continued to reach people through our website, our Facebook page, our Yahoo! Groups list, and Twitter. Here is a overview of our connected presence.
We have had a web presence since the mid-1990s and have published hundreds of stories from queer volunteers and their friends about the countries where they serve; about what life is like back in the states; or about new adventures since the Peace Corps. Our website is hosted at http://www.lgbrpcv.org and currently contains almost 225 timely articles from 50 countries ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe. You can follow new publications on our website and we welcome comments online. If you follow your news on a blog reader (RSS) the newsfeed URL for our website is http://lgbrpcv.org/feed/. We average about 100 visitors day.
Most of our most popular posts in 2014 were written before 2014, indicating that our information remains relevant and important to our readers.
|1||Is There Gay Life in Benin?||May 2006|
|2||Placing Same-Sex Couples in Peace Corps Ukraine||February 2014|
|3||It’s Not that Bad in Paraguay||April 2012|
|4||Queer Volunteer? What to Expect in Morocco||March 2010|
|5||My Friends, the Fakaleitis of Tonga||
LGBT Peace Corps on Facebook
Our fastest growing media presence is on our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lgbrpcv/. We now have over 237 members who are current and former volunteers, as well as friends of LGBT PC. Finds news, personal stories, job postings and the latest articles for our website here.
LGBT Peace Corps Alumni on Yahoo! Groups
Founded on December 31, 1998 is our Yahoo! Group at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/lgbrpcv/ . This site requires a membership but it is easy to request by sending an email to email@example.com. The group currently hosts 631 members and averages 40 messages a month. Members post LGBT news from around the world, job listings, and seek advice on countries of service. This is our most important tool for mentoring volunteers about to enter service so if you have a question join in the conversation.
LGBT Peace Corps on Twitter
Lastly we host a Twitter Feed at https://twitter.com/LGBT_RPCV. Over the last quarter of 2014 our Tweets had 12,700 views, with an average of 140 per day.
Our most popular tweet of that period was about our very own steering committee member, Manuel Colon with 787 views. .