@RyanNewYork

Ryan J. Davis is the Vice President of Community at Vocativ. He's the former Director of Social Media at Blue State Digital and was a co-founder and digital director of The Four 2012. Ryan is most proud of his time spent on the internet team during Howard Dean’s 2004 Presidential Campaign.

Davis sits on the Board of Directors of The Ali Forney Center, where he is the founding producer of their annual Broadway Beauty Pageant fundraiser. Additionally, Ryan is on the Board of Directors of The Deconstructive Theatre Project, the Board of Advisers of the startup TV Dinner and the Executive Board of LAMBDA Independent Democrats of Brooklyn.

Ryan has written about politics for The Huffington Post, The Hill and Next Magazine. He was once a guest editor of Queerty. For his progressive activism, Davis was awarded two Pollie Awards by The American Association of Political Consultants.

A former theatre creator and director, Ryan’s favorite projects include Veritas (Fringe 2010), Street Lights (NYMF 2009) and the eventually Whoopi Goldberg produced White Noise (NYMF 2006).

Ryan has lived in New York City since 2000 and is a proud resident of Brooklyn.

Here Ryan blogs about politics, film, TV, history, religion, science, books, theater, digital media, LGBT issues, Bushwick & Williamsburg, New York City, and anything else he's interested in at the moment. Oh, and he'll probably talk a lot about himself.

Ryan has keynoted at conferences and universities around the world on digital politics, social media strategy and LGBT rights. Email to discuss setting up a speaking engagement.

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This is a personal blog. Any opinions expressed here and on my Twitter account represent my own and not those of my employer or clients.
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Posts tagged "2012"
I know your email boxes are overflowing today with opportunities to give to your favorite causes and organizations, but still I wanted to share three organizations that I supported in 2012.
Since today’s your last chance at 2012 deductions, don’t miss your chance to give to something important and take from the IRS at the same time. Even a $5 gift helps make the work these organizations do possible.
Tithing shouldn’t just be a religious concept.
The Ali Forney Center: One of my favorite organizations out there, AFC works directly with LGBT homeless youth in New York City. There are 1,800 homeless LGBT youth each night on the streets of NYC and AFC spends each dollar they receive on comprehensive programs that really help. 
The Deconstructive Theatre Project: An innovative young theatre company that produces work and provides community education projects in Brooklyn. 
All Out: An international LGBT watchdog organization that keeps an eye on vital gay and human rights issues from Uganda to Russia. They were also the parent organization of the 2012 marriage equality effort The Four 2012 that I co-founded. 
Of course, at Blue State Digital I’m lucky enough to work with dozens and dozens of amazing organizations that deserve support including The NAACP and Freedom To Marry.
Thanks and have a lovely New Year.

I know your email boxes are overflowing today with opportunities to give to your favorite causes and organizations, but still I wanted to share three organizations that I supported in 2012.

Since today’s your last chance at 2012 deductions, don’t miss your chance to give to something important and take from the IRS at the same time. Even a $5 gift helps make the work these organizations do possible.

Tithing shouldn’t just be a religious concept.

  • The Ali Forney Center: One of my favorite organizations out there, AFC works directly with LGBT homeless youth in New York City. There are 1,800 homeless LGBT youth each night on the streets of NYC and AFC spends each dollar they receive on comprehensive programs that really help.
  • All Out: An international LGBT watchdog organization that keeps an eye on vital gay and human rights issues from Uganda to Russia. They were also the parent organization of the 2012 marriage equality effort The Four 2012 that I co-founded.

Of course, at Blue State Digital I’m lucky enough to work with dozens and dozens of amazing organizations that deserve support including The NAACP and Freedom To Marry.

Thanks and have a lovely New Year.

Rick Santorum decisively swept all three primary contests last night, shattering the myth of inevitability that presumed front-runner Mitt Romney…
Too funny.
Update: Zack Ford tells me this is photoshopped. It’s still really funny. 

Too funny.

Update: Zack Ford tells me this is photoshopped. It’s still really funny. 

(via jaredgeller)

Change Happened is a terrific video highlighting the many successes of President Obama’s first term.