Freedom to Marry Takes Home Awards for Digital Work, Leadership

4/18/2014

Wolfson again named in OUT’s Power 50; digital team wins 6 prestigious awards

New York – This week, Freedom to Marry was named an official honoree for the 2014 Webby Awards – called the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times – for a video produced as part of its “Freedom to Serve” video series. The distinction is awarded to the top 20% of over 12,000 international entries that exhibit remarkable achievement in digital media.

The short film, called “Same Skin”, captures the injustice of treating gay soldiers and their families as second-class citizens. It was featured in a series of videos in partnership with OutServe-SLDN and Blue State Digital in a campaign called “Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry” to highlight military families harmed by DOMA.

“Same Skin” was named a finalist for Best Creative Video at the 2014 Digiday Video Awards, with Freedom to Marry as one of only two nonprofits as a finalist in any category.

Freedom to Marry has also been named one of the Top 5 Facebook Brands by Post Engagement Rate on four different occasions since late last year.

Also this week, Freedom to Marry’s president Evan Wolfson was named one of OUT Magazine’s “Power 50”. “Wolfson deserves extra thanks for founding the organization that has helped marriage equality continue to spread across the country. His arguments against the Boy Scouts of America in front of the Supreme Court made Wolfson one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world,” the editors note.

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Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.