Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Blog Post that Turned Our Life Upside Down...

Just before Missy's letter to Starbucks went viral, I switched my blog to Wordpress.  Unfortunately, I haven't been happy with WordPress for several reasons, so I am going to come back to my Blogger site.  Until I can get redirect up and running (and i have to wait 60 days before I can move my domain)....  I will link in both places.  Thanks for reading, and thanks for following me back and forth!

Tomorrow, we are going to write "Update 3," everything that is going on with the Starbucks situation, but for now....

 Here are links to all of the blog posts and articles all in one place....

"The" Letter to Starbucks blog post that went viral:   http://lilfamilyblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/i-know-starbucks-is-not-an-anti-gay-homophobic-company-by-policy-but/

Update 1:  http://lilfamilyblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/starbucks-update-part-1/

Update 2, A Letter From Jeffrey:   http://lilfamilyblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/starbucks-update-2-a-letter-from-jeffrey/

Missy's TV interview:  http://lilfamilyblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/kiro-tv/


Various Links where our Story has been Reported and Shared:   (If you found/have more links, please share and I'll add them here)

The first news article about that had been brought to my attention: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2011/06/14/18281786.html

And a second article: http://outspokennyc.com/shoutout/starbucks-employees-accused-of-homophobia
Starbucks has issued an official response to our letter: http://www.starbucks.com/blog/our-dedication-to-embrace-diversity/1035?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=rep

http://www.metroweekly.com/news/last_word/2011/06/starbucks-looks-into-gay-mans.html

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/14/woman-complains-of-homophobic-rant-at-starbucks

http://www.outwesttv.org/2011/06/brewing-hate-starbucks-manager-is.html

Picked up by a Seattle news station: http://www.kirotv.com/news/28239524/detail.html

http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/06/16/ugly-centereach-starbucks-incident-finds-justice-via-blog/
KiroTV page
A Google Search brings up our photo.
The Patch articles that made the cover of The Huffington Post!
http://easthampton.patch.com/articles/gay-couples-account-homophobic-rant-witnessed-at-li-starbucks-goes-viral
http://easthampton.patch.com/articles/starbucks-were-gay-friendly-li-employee-quit
The blog on Wordpress got 260,000+ hits in just a few days!

6/17/11 - Lil Family Blog was one of WordPress's top 10 Blogs!





3 comments:

  1. Been wondering what's happened lately. Will look forward to your update.

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  2. I tried wordpress and didn't like it. Blogger is so much easier for me to navigate and add things to my blog! ;)

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  3. I like to make friends with you,haha.


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