Footloose for family equality

We found out yesterday that Actor Kevin Bacon launched a charitable
website, and its
goal is to use the idea of “six degrees of separation” to raise
funds for worthy non-profits. Family Pride‘s Board Co-Chair,

Ken Manford
, is taking advantage of this new fundraising tool
to raise money for Family Pride. Check out this video with Family
Pride executive director Jennifer Chrisler.

What makes this news even more exciting is that Kevin Bacon has
pledged to personally match $10,000 for the non-profits represented
by the top six fundraisers.
We’re especially enthusiastic
about it because of its grassroots, community-building approach –
fundraisers are ranked by the number of donations they receive, not
the amount.

And it couldn’t have come at a better time. The political spotlight
was cast on our families when Mary Cheney and Heather Poe announced
that they were going to become parents. Because they are gay, their
decision to start a family was criticized by fundamentalists as
“unconscionable.” And, once again, the Right is misquoting research
about LGBTQ-headed families and spreading blatant lies about

We’re doing our part to stand up for the truth and OUTSpoken
families and allies across the country are doing theirs. They learn
how to tell their family stories by attending intensive trainings.
When they speak in their communities, they counter the vitriolic
misinformation spread by fundamentalists.

But in order to continue to spread the facts about our
families, Family Pride needs to raise $10,000 by Wednesday,
February 14 to arm 500 new families with OUTSpoken
When you
contribute to the campaign now
, you will us reach our goal of
$10,000 by February 14. Remember, it’s about the total number of
donations – not the total amount. Whether you give $50 or $500,
your donation will make a huge difference.

We invite you to join us in the fight for truth by donating
to Family Pride by clicking

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