Everyone has a story. Countless people have been bullied for being different. Others may have been teased for having two moms or two dads. Some of us have been beaten up for standing up for friends or loved ones – but we all have a dream. Whatever your story, we invite you to join us as we build a movement to show that We Are. We Love. We Stand. United.
One Million Kids For Equality works to engage, educate, and empower LGBTQ youth, children of LGBTQ parents, and allies to share their stories for social change. We work with a diverse group of partner organizations, youth and their allies around the world to help elevate their stories and create change in legislatures, courts, and most importantly hearts and minds. We believe that through sharing stories, youth are able to harness the power of the personal story and use it to create awareness and positive change for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) people.
One Million Kids For Equality got it’s name when our founders Brad Delaney and Charles Chan Massey intentionally reappropriated the name of the American Family Association’s One Million Moms and One Million Dads. Asked in a 2015 Huffington Post interview if the choice to name the organization One Million Kids was intentional, Brad responded “absolutely”.
One Million Kids For Equality was founded on January 21st, 2015 when our founders Brad Delaney and Charles Chan-Massey got wind that The American Family Association and One Million Moms were launching an affiliate organization called One Million Dads. Knowing that The American Family Association and One Million Moms both had reputations for being vehemently anti-gay, Brad and Charles set out on a mission to harness the energy of One Million Dads launch and turn the conversation from one of hate, to one of love and acceptance. In less than twelve hours they coordinated the launch of a website, social media, a mailing list, and put out a press release announcing their new organization. Within hours One Million Kids For Equality had been covered in numerous news outlets and by the end of the first week they had lined up a partnership with the Family Equality Council to support an upcoming amicus brief to the Supreme Court.