Hello all! I'm proud to be one of the many folks joining in the LGBTQ Push Back Charity Giveaway. What is this event? It's a way for us to give a little something back to the charities that give so much. I'm sure many of you have heard the story about the pizza parlor that received a million dollars in donations through GoFundMe for refusing to cater an LGBT wedding. Obviously, the pizza isn't what this is about, and although the refusal to serve LGBT people in the name of religious belief is truly upsetting to me, but I think what I find most upsetting is the fact these people received a million dollars in support. There is so much wrong happening in our world, in our country, hunger, death, despair, abuse, violence, suicides, that this to me is the worse kind of blow. These people are prepared to throw all this money at a pizza parlor in support of their beliefs when they could be supporting those who truly need help. How much food could that millions dollars have bought? How many beds? How many winter coats, shoes, blankets? I could go on and on, but instead, I want to spread the massage of love and joining in to support folks who actually care about helping others.
Authors, review bloggers, and publishers have come together to offer their support. Instead of spending $5 on a book in the next two weeks, give that $5 to an LGBT charity of your choice, tell Diverse Reader about it in their comments, and go into the draw to win a book from one of the participating donors. If you can’t make a donation then please take a moment to share a charity’s links and tell us about the charity instead.
Three fundraisers have been set up to counter the effects of Indiana’s SB 101. #Pizza4Equality is aiming to match the money raised by the pizza parlor, with all donations going to Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund. Another fundraiser is aiming to raise $100,000 for Indiana Youth Group. Planting Peace hopes to raise $100,000 to provide beds for homeless LGBT people.
I've made my donation to the True Colors Fund and am providing an eBook to Diverse Reader for the giveaway. Together we can prove that love conquers hate. Check out the amazing post at Diverse Reader here: http://diversereader.blogspot.com/2015/04/lgbtq-push-back-charity-giveaway.html