Sometime within the next 24 hours, they will get their 400,000th member! That's phenomenal, especially considering when I became a member back in the fall of 2011, the membership count was in the 35 thousands. Do the math. That's astronomical growth. And, it can be said with 100% certainty that the growth they continue to experience has everything to do with how they affect people's lives. The word is out.
If the roots are traced back far enough, you'd know that this very blog is an indirect product of Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook. I became a member in the early fall of 2011. Shortly thereafter, they posted "We failed another gay teen". I followed that link to read the story of the Jamie Hubley event. The Jamie Hubley tragedy pushed me off the fence and made me want to get more involved. I started this blog, a blog that, according to one of the members of the facebook blog page, is displayed daily at his college. This community is massive, it's growing daily by leaps and bounds, and it's being led by Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook.
There's no better testament to the job their doing than to take a look at the hundreds upon hundreds of letters they receive from their members. Because of the efforts of one page, actually one person with a very broad vision and a mountain of determination, suicidal people have stepped away from the proverbial edge: