Thursday, May 9, 2013

LGBT Give OUT Day May 9th

On May 9th hundreds of LGBTQ organizations & thousands of individuals will be participating nationwide in Give OUT Day. This is an effort to not only support the work of the organizations you think are having the biggest impact on LGBT equality but also to tell your friends about that support in a public way. By participating in this national effort people across the country who may have never given to LGBT organizations before might be inspired to do so. Jason Franklin, Bolder Giving’s Executive Director stated, “Less than 5 percent of the LGBTQ community currently gives to LGBTQ causes, according to research from the Horizons Foundation & the Movement Advancement Project. Give OUT Day promotes a new way of giving by harnessing the power of social media & Razoo’s crowd funding platform to inspire thousands to contribute within a 24-hour giving challenge. Give OUT Day aims to raise awareness of the need to support LGBTQ nonprofits & elevate the level of LGBTQ philanthropy.” The grassroots LGBT org GetEQUAL has a generous donor who has offered to match every dollar you give this week. Over the past three years, GetEQUAL has been at the forefront of making the fight for equality more urgent & more pressing. They are working locally & nationally to push for progress & to push back on harms to our LGBT community, including: Advancing an end workplace discrimination nationally, to fix our immigration system & creating a national show of support for marriage equality including 174 events in all 50 states & DC with MEUSA.
For Info & Events: giveoutday.org
LISTEN: Cathy Marino-Thomas & Marriage Equality USA
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