As a young gay male looking for LGBT success stories in the media, I have to wonder if the success of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge is really a victory for a collective "us." My fear is that the media will exploit their story as something more representative of LGBT issues than it really is.
During this month, journalists do one of two things: write an article summing up the main events of the year almost gone, or write a forward-looking piece about the year to come. 2011 was a great year for the LGBT community, but I think 2012 is going to be even better.
Jumo offers an unprecedented hub for non-profit groups and organizations and announces the arrival of a major player, and possibly a game changer, in an industry that in the past has struggled to innovate and collaborate.
Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and the architect behind Obama's ground-breaking social networking platform, creates Jumo.com. Think of it as philanthropy, volunteerism and social networking all rolled up into one.