Linking LGBTQ, Two-Spirit, and allied media makers, online organizers, and tech-activists.
The Out for Change Transformative Media Organizing Project (OCTOP) links LGBTQ, Two-Spirit, and allied media makers, online organizers, and tech-activists across the United States. In 2013-2014, we conducted a strengths/needs assessment of the media & organizing capacity of the movement, and offered a series of workshops and skillshares around transmedia organizing. The project is guided by a core group of project partners and advisers who work with LGBTQ and Two-Spirit folks. The project is supported by faculty and staff at the MIT Center for Civic Media, Research Action Design and by the Ford Foundation’s Advancing LGBT Rights Initiative.