Some general website stuff

So I found two more runaways with active Facebook pages (one Facebook page was sent to me, the other I found on my own). Wearily, I called the NCMEC about it. Shockingly, both girls are, in fact, still actually missing. The NCMEC thanked me for my info about their Facebook pages.

About Pride Month: much as I want to support the LGBTQ population, I don’t think I’m going to do that again. The problem is that, unlike, say, race, being LGBTQ isn’t a distinguishing characteristic, and most of the time I simply don’t know what an MP’s sexual orientation is. I don’t specifically mention it on casefiles anymore unless it’s relevant to the case. And so, I had a hard time coming up with enough LGBTQ missing persons to do one for every day in June, though I’m sure there are a thousand or so of them on my site.

I do, however, plan to run MP cases every day for the Hispanic and Native American populations’ respective months, as I did for the African-Americans and the Asian people. National Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15. Native American Heritage Month is in November.

6 thoughts on “Some general website stuff

  1. Christie Groves July 2, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Thanks for the update. Happy Fourth to you and the family!

  2. Cattt July 3, 2018 / 9:56 am

    Hi,

    I don’t know if anyone has brought this up. When I used to come on the old site, I would go to the Resolved section, then Updates, then I would start reading the rest of the website. The Resolved section is hard to read with the way it’s set up and in order for it to appear you have to highlight it. It used to be Chronological by when they were resolved, but now it’s done in Alphabetical order so you don’t know when they are resolved. Is this the final version of the Resolved section?

    • Meaghan July 3, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Nothing is final. I’ll talk to my designer about it.

  3. Patrick Kerrigan July 3, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I would think that NCEMC would have staff to monitor social media in regards to missing persons. But then especially with young people they all have social media accounts. But, then what about the individual agencies should be on top of it.

  4. Stacy July 3, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    Thank you for your effort at supporting and highlighting members of LGBGTQ community. As a mother of a transgender child, I appreciate your efforts. Since suicide rates have traditionally been higher among gays and lesbians, and even higher among transgender people, I would be willing to guess that some of your MPs who are potential suicides are also members of the LGBTQ community, although not identified as such,. Thanks gain for your support and courage.

    • Meaghan July 3, 2018 / 10:59 pm

      I have two trans friends. One of them I knew in college as a girl named Marissa. Marissa didn’t come out as Max until after graduation. I had had no idea, but when I found out I wasn’t a bit surprised. I was like “Golly, it all makes sense now!”

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