Now 10 years since marriage equality was legalized here, the tide is turning in America. Pas du meilleur goût, certes, mais la Marche est aussi un carnaval It was taken in Brazil in With that in mind, this paper highlights the limitations of an approach that would seek to evaluate the effect of the Internet on political mobilisations by measuring the respective increase in freedom and in control.
Although, after the first years of struggle, the majority of LGBT activists adopted a strategy of depoliticising their public speeches and demands, thereby carefully avoiding a confrontation with the government, the Internet has, by boosting their capacity for coordination and mobilisation, welcomed them into a shared space of deliberation and action.
In the photo, you can see red flag that resembles that of the CGT union, making it likely that this photo was taken in France. Tweet: A hetero person would have been put on the sex offenders list for a lot less than that. The distribution of photos and videos increases their range and audience and regularly allows them to be picked up by other media, including abroad.
While it is subject to massive censorship and is used as an instrument of propaganda and political control, it nevertheless enables unprecedented freedom of communication, often utilised for collective action.