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The ‘Get Straights Involved In Gay Rights’ Project That’s Keeping Davey Wavey Busy

Frinedfactor, a web project started by Stanford alums Brian Elliot (who quit his job in 2009 to run it full time) and Patty Buckley (a Google vet), wants to get breeders involved in the LGBT rights fight. How? By swapping out “gay people” with actual names. Because your iPod Nano isn’t the only thing that needs personalization. Oh, and guess who’s helping run the place?

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So goes the logic: “1. Gays have straight friends. / 2. Straights have gay friends. / 3. Friends help friends. Also, 1 + 2 = 3.” They’ve raised $500k so far and continue to recruit careers to launch their own “personal campaigns for equality.”

Oh, and guess who’s the project’s community manager? A one David Jacques, who you know better as the long distance relationship expert and YouTube favor payer Davey Wavey, and, it seems, has purposefully avoided plugging Friendfactor in his videos.

By:          JD
On:           Oct 12, 2010
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    • TR

      there’s no d in stanford. fyi

      Oct 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason

      Why do they need $500,000? This is just an inflated FaceBook, right? What’s the money for? Even Davey is “volunteering.”

      Oct 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Hmm, I didn’t think it was possible to out Davey Wavey……. :p

      Oct 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jorge


      Oct 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      @TR: And, “frined” isn’t actually a word. Also, that other line should read “also self-serving as President”. But that’s what you get when you outsource editors’ jobs under NAFTA.

      Oct 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sug Night

      Isn’t this kid’s fifteen up yet?

      Oct 13, 2010 at 12:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB

      Can’t he act serious for once? He mentions the suicides in such a casual way, with his big hands flapping and of course no shirt, as if he were talking about posting nude pics of himself online. Ugh, David Jacques, have some shame. It is not all about you.

      Oct 13, 2010 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      @Sug Night: You’re talking centimeters, not inches, I hope.

      Oct 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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