USA: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Marriage Equality Fight

Written by scott on July 9th, 2013

Freedom to MarryThis just in from a campaign to raise funds for Freedom to Marry – they’re about 10% of the way to their goal of $25,000:

Just after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic rulings about DOMA and Prop 8, the founders of four California-based LGBT owned and operated companies have banded together to encourage their followers to support an innovative crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the non-profit organization, Freedom to Marry (http://www.freedomtomarry.org). The four companies include:

* Wolfe Video – The world’s largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films

* oneGoodLove.com – The dating site for relationship-minded gay and lesbian singles

* Sweet – The eco-friendly lesbian travel site

* Lesbian.com – The online empowerment hub for the global lesbian community

In an effort to set the pace for “giving big,” Wolfe Video, Sweet, oneGoodLove.com and Lesbian.com are donating all of the campaign’s “thank you” gifts, which include movie downloads, memberships to OneGoodLove, travel packages and credits, and even ad space on Lesbian.com. The campaign can be found on Indiegogo and will run through August 5th.

“Our goal is to raise twenty five thousand dollars or more, for Freedom to Marry,” says Kathy Wolfe, Founder of Wolfe Video, “I’m proud of how our companies are coming together for the good of the LGBT community. This campaign is an opportunity for us to overcome discrimination and engage our allies and to advance the rights of same-sex couples in every U.S. state.”

“We hope this campaign encourages people to start thinking of the freedom to marry as a human issue. Campaign donations will go a long way toward making marriage for all loving couples a reality in every state,” says Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry. “We are working to create the climate that empowers decision-makers to do the right thing, making the case by sharing our experiences – which will continue to change hearts and minds.”

Donate to the Campaign Here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/438656/

About Freedom to Marry – Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings. http://www.freedomtomarry.org

About Wolfe Video – Serving customers since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films. Wolfe’s library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as Netflix, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Comcast, Time Warner, YouTube Movies, Hulu, iTunes and WolfeOnDemand.com. http://www.wolfevideo.com

About oneGoodLove.com – oneGoodLove.com is the first online dating site built specifically for relationship-minded gay and lesbian singles. The site’s mission is to offer gay and lesbian singles a better way to meet life mates. The site’s proprietary Personality Profile Test and matching algorithm was formulated specifically for gay and lesbian singles, based on analysis of long-term lesbian and gay relationships. oneGoodLove.com is committed to giving back to the LGBT community through corporate volunteerism and donations to LGBT non-profits. http://www.oneGoodLove.com

About Sweet – Sweet is a lesbian travel company that merges the best of lesbian travel with social and environmental awareness. Sweet travels to amazing places with the very best lesbian entertainers and off-the-hook parties, while also supporting guests’ personal enrichment, raising money for worthwhile causes and doing meaningful projects all over the world. All of Sweet’s vacations are carbon neutral. http://discoversweet.com

About Lesbian.com – Relaunched in May 2012, Lesbian.com is an online hub for lesbian life designed to enrich and empower the global lesbian community by creating an inclusive, informative and entertaining resource for lesbians everywhere. http://www,lesbian.com

 

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