Equality Council’s supporters from Executive Director Jennifer
Sponsors “SuperDad” Contest with Right-Wing Focus on the Family
Nominate the GBTQ Dads in YOUR
Dear Friends and
just found out that TiVo, the home entertainment company servicing
millions of families nationwide, is working with James Dobson’s
Focus on the Family on a “SuperDad Essay Contest” for Father’s Day.
As you can imagine, Focus on the Family is only looking for
one type of “super” dads and they certainly are not part of our
community. That a national company many of our families
send checks to each month would sponsor a Father’s Day contest with
Focus on the Family is horrendous. I need you — all of
you — to help us respond.
I won’t often ask you
to visit Focus on the Family’s website, but today I am.
The Family Equality Council is organizing a response to this
discriminatory contest, asking you to nominate yourself or the GBTQ
dads in your life. To do so, you have to visit www.family.org/fathersday/,
sign up for their parenting forums (message boards), and submit
your nomination (100 words or less) through the boards. I’m
encouraging two-dad families to submit joint stories, highlighting
the greatness of both dads in one entry!
In addition, I’m
asking that you copy the text of your nomination and email it
so we can feature your beautiful stories and hard work on
Family Equality Council’s Blog and with others in our
This is a great
opportunity for GBTQ dads in our community and their family members
and friends to share the real stories of their lives and
let TiVo and Focus on the Family know that all dads can be
Others can and should
participate, as well. The Family Equality Council has
created a petition
for parents, family and friends to sign. The petition is aimed
at TiVo and will let them know just how many LGBTQ-parented
families and supporters are out there! Click here to sign the
Last summer more than 50
families sent their stories to Adoption.com in response to their
discriminatory actions online (read about it here). I want to increase that
number 10-fold this year. Let’s send 500+ nominations to
Focus on the Family’s “SuperDad” contest and show them how
truly super our GBTQ dads are!
Thank you for your
time and for celebrating all loving families with us each and every
Jennifer Chrisler also released a statement to
TiVo, Inc. this afternoon:
Chrisler’s Letter to TiVo, Inc.
Please join our efforts to let TiVo know that
working with discriminatory organizations like Focus on the Family
is the wrong way to do business with all American
families. Sign the
petition and nominate the GBTQ dads in your life today!