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Back2Stonewall.com To Join Wikipedia, Google And Others And Go Dark 1/18 In Protest Of SOPA & PIPA

We at Back2Stonewall.com will be joining Twitter, Google, The Raw Story and over 7000+ other sites and  will join thousands of tech activists, entrepreneurs and corporations on Wednesday in protesting the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA ontomorrow on January 18th by going dark from 8:00 am – 8:00pm EST.

In addition to the Web protests, thousands of New York City tech activists and entrepreneurs are preparing for a Wednesday protest outside the Manhattan offices of Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kristin Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). (BOO Kristen.  Hey, don’t you have some pro-LGBT legislation to work on maybe….like ENDA!?) Both Schumer and Gillibrand formally support Protect IP. Increasingly in recent years the Big Apple has become an active hub for tech firms, with many new companies and their venture capital supporters locating there rather than Silicon Valley.

Back2Stonewall.com stand against both SOPA and PIPA has nothing to do with piracy. Whether you think piracy is the worst thing ever or everybody’s right, there are other, far better and fairer ways of preventing it. This argument is about not giving the US government control over the internet, it’s about not letting capitalism and greed poison the genuine freedom of the net

Please stand with us.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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