We are back with a new name. Phelps-A-Thons are now Love-A-Thons! We are now working on Love-A-Thons all across the country on the new website: http://www.Love-A-Thon.com.
If Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church are coming to your area (check their picket schedule online), let me know and I will add a Love-A-Thon for your community. We can work together to raise money for your local gay/straight alliance, LGBT community center, or whatever organization you chose. Contact me here.
The December 12th Boston Phelps-A-Thon was a huge success! We raised over $4,500 for Driving Equality! We collected $755 of that during the 45 minutes we were on the street counter-protesting the Phelps clan. Seventy-five people showed up to support the Phelps-A-Thon and to say no to hate. Everyone cheered as we updated the sign every five minutes, tallying the amount raised by the Phelps-A-Thon. People walking by handed us $5, $10, $20 bills. Someone wrote a check for $250 on the spot. It was incredible!
See the photos here.
Watch the videos here.
In the News: “Anti-gay group pickets Boston production of Laramie Project”
Congratulations to everyone that made the Phelps-A-Thon a success! We collected donations from over 100 people all over the country. A few days ago I received a letter from a woman in a small town in Montana. She thanked me for turning Phelps’ message of hate into one of positive change for LGBT people. She included a check for $10 as a contribution to the Phelps-A-Thon.
It is not too late to make a contribution to the Phelps-A-Thon. I am sending Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps a card, telling him how much he raised for LGBT equality. Make a donation today and your amount will be included on that card.
Fred Phelps’ clan is coming to Boston! The “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church is coming to picket the Laramie Project at the Boston Center for the Arts. Fred Phelps and his group travel all across the United States spreading their message of hate. When the group comes to Boston, however, they will be helping to drive equality across America.
Driving Equality is hosting a Phelps-A-Thon to counter Fred Phelps’ hateful message. For every minute the “God Hates Fags” clan is protesting, we will be collecting donations for Driving Equality, a 85-day trek across America to all of the lower 48 states to advance LGBT equality. (Pledge Online)
We can turn these hateful words into positive change. Help Drive Equality Across America.