Do You Give a Damn?

jolie du pre's picture

As a bisexual woman posting on a sex-positive, gender equality website, I'd be preaching to the choir if it weren't for the fact that Sex Gender Body gets many different readers.

"The Give a Damn Campaign is for everybody who cares about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality." The project is the work of the True Colors Fund, founded by Cyndi Lauper, who has been a GLBT advocate for 25 years. (Cyndi says she's straight. I have to admit, I thought she wasn't.)

However, it's not only for those who care, it's also for those who want to care, but don't know why they should. Of course, the ultimate occurs when those who don't give a damn come across the site and decide, after reviewing the information, to change their minds.

GLBT celebrities who are out of the closet and participating in this campaign are to be congratulated. However, I'm more impressed with the straight people who have shown up. Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, but at least she got off the red carpet long enough to give her support to the project.

The Give a Damn Campaign's website includes lots of information for straight people as well as the GLBT community. There's information that impacts the GLBT community on workplace discrimination, hate crimes, youth suicide, immigration, faith and much more. For example, older adults are discriminated against in America, but older adults in the GLBT community face even more discrimination and alienation.

There are videos, such as the one I have displayed above, a blog, personal stories and ways that you can get involved.



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