Early this week, a young man was beaten by three other men, because they believed him to be gay. To show support for the victim, to let the GLBT community know there is support for them in this town, and to let everyone know we don't believe this behavior is acceptable, we organized a rally near the location where it occured. We started out by posting a Facebook event, and then shared it with other local GLBT support organizations. 12 hours later, we were there, and had a great turnout, and good coverage by local media.
When we first talked about it in the morning, we thought it might be 10 friends. By the time the rally ended, there were about 130 people there. Amazing what social media can do!