Tuesday, May 07, 2013

'South Carolina LGBT organizations to celebrate 'Give Out Day'' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

 Editor's note - The following press release is a simple reminder that while lgbt organizations in South Carolina get little notice in the national lgbt press, they are going above and beyond the call of duty for the cause of equality:

Did you know? Only 5% of LGBT people give to LGBT Causes!

On May 9th, 2013, we invite you to be part of history and participate in the 1st national Give OUT Day for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender  Queer community.

Give OUT Day is a new national initiative that aims to mobilize thousands of individual donors on a single day across the country to give in support of the LGBTQ nonprofit community. 406 organizations have joined together to celebrate Give Out Day. It will cover all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico.You can make history by joining the first ever LGBTQ national day of giving by directly supporting services and programs here in South Carolina through these participating organizations:

Harriet Hancock LGBT Center: http://tiny.cc/GIVE_HHC

SC Equality: http://tiny.cc/GIVE_SCE

We Are Family: http://tiny.cc/GIVE_WAF

Sean’s Last Wish: http://tiny.cc/GIVE_SLW

On Thursday, May 9th, your help and support will expand our outreach & services to those who are most vulnerable, while giving us the opportunity to win more funding through this nationwide event.

Please also join us at our live benefit events on May 9th at the Social Bar (918 Gervais Street) from 6-10pm, or at the Capital Club (1002 Gervais Street) -- both in Columbia, SC.  More info at Give Out Day page on FB.
100% of donations collected will directly support our vital programs at the Harriet Hancock Center:

Youth Outloud program for 15-20 year old LGBT or questioning youth

YEAH! Youth Empowered Against HIV program

Interpersonal Violence Task Force

The Transgender Group

Publication of an LGBT specific Resource Guide to provide to counselors and schools

http://giveout.razoo.com | http://lgbtcentersc.org/

For more information, contact: Lester Franzen
The Harriet Hancock Center Foundation, President SC Give OUT Day,

In other news:

 Rob Portman: ENDA Might Not Protect Anti-LGBT Religious Entities - And here I thought ENDA was supposed to protect the LGBT community. My mistake!

Delaware Gay Marriage Vote Coming, Would Make It 11th State To Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry - Come on Delaware! I got my fingers crossed.

Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady resigns - Over the fact that he supported marriage equality. This is a hot shame!

Five Quick Facts You Should Know About Anne Paulk - Since John Paulk has renounced his 'ex-gay' mess, his former 'partner-in-crime' has been doubling down on the ugliness.


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