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One Million Kids and The Personal Stories Project to Host 2nd Annual Garden Party and Mixer In Los Angeles

Do you like schmoozing on Saturday? Do you like parties with open bars and free food? Do you consider yourself an LGBTQ activist or ally? Do you like to travel or live in the greater Los Angeles area? If your answer to any of those questions is yes, then have we got the party for you!Come out Saturday, April 21st, to our garden party benefiting The Personal Stories Project and One Million Kids For Equality.


Early Bird (Before March 15th):
$125 Event Host
$100 Very Important Person
$75 Affluent Advocate
$30 Starving Artist

Registration (After March 15th):
$150 Event Host
$125 Very Important Person
$100 Affluent Advocate
$35 Starving Artist

Registration (Day of Event):
$160 Event Host
$135 Very Important Person
$110 Affluent Advocate
$40 Starving Artist


An open bar with liquor, wine, beer, Hors d’oeuvres, and deserts will provided.


Music for the afternoon will be provided by the extremely talented, Rob C and Alessa Ray.

Party Hosts:

Joseph Chan & Charles Chan Massey
Brad Delaney
Nikki and David Duncan
Donna Shaw
Tom Carmichael

Where the money goes:

10% (TBA) LGBTQ Youth Serving Nonprofit

45% Personal Stories Project’s Digital Storytelling Program

45% One Million Kids For Equality’s Monthly Storytelling Events

Guests will also have the opportunity to help assemble personal hygiene kits to be donated to a youth homelessness organization – this is optional for anyone interested in helping.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! This event is open to all ages. If you are under the age of 21, we operate on an honor system, but we ask that you please refrain from consuming alcohol.

Is there parking available at or around the venue?

There are a limited number of off-street parking spaces available. Once they run out, then there is also street parking available. If you need off-street parking, we recommend you come early as it fills up fast.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Brad at and Charles at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To speed up the check-in process, we ask that you please bring your printed ticket with you. But we understand that uh ohs happen. If you forget your ticket, we should be able to find you on our list at the door. Please inform our attendant if you registered the day of the event and we will get you squared away.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes! We understand that scheduling conflicts occur from time to time. While we can’t offer a refund, we are happy to transfer your ticket to another attendee. Please contact Brad at and he will get you taken care of.

LGBTQ Organizations Call on Big Business in North Carolina to Oppose Legislature’s Attempt to Repeal Charlotte LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections.


March 23, 2016

Media Contact:

Matt Hirschy, Equality North Carolina

(919) 829-0343

Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride

(704) 277-6710 x1

Brad Delaney, One Million Kids for Equality

(206) 429-5357

Charlotte, NC – A coalition of LGBTQ organizations led by Equality North Carolina, Campus Pride, and One Million Kids For Equality is calling on Bank of America, BB&T (Branch Bank & Trust), Burt’s Bees, and it’s parent company Clorox to oppose the North Carolina legislature’s attempt to repeal Charlotte’s recently passed city ordinance that aims to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from discrimination.

These new legal protections mean that as of April 1st businesses in Charlotte can’t discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender customers, in addition to long-standing protections based on race, age, religion and gender. The ordinance applies to places of public accommodation, such as bars, restaurants and stores. It also applies to taxis.

Immediately after passage of the new city ordinance many within the North Carolina legislature began advocating for statewide legislative action to block local governments from enacting their own nondiscrimination protections. When North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory and Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger announced that they would not convene a special session of the legislature to address new legislation, the legislature took it upon themselves to convene a special session. The special session started today at 10am.

“As three of the largest corporations in North Carolina, all of which proudly protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees through LGBTQ inclusive non-discrimination policies, we believe these corporations have a moral obligation and responsibility to voice their opposition when state legislatures put the communities they serve in danger of discrimination” – Brad Delaney, One Million Kids For Equality

A copy of our joint letters to Bank of America, BB&T, and Burt’s Bees (Clorox) are available here:

Equality North Carolina is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. Equality NC is based in Charlotte, NC. For more information, please visit

Campus Pride is the leading nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. Campus Pride is based in Charlotte, NC. For more information, please visit

One Million Kids For Equality works to empower youth and their allies around the world to share their stories and create change in legislatures, courts, and most importantly hearts and minds. For more information, please visit

The Personal Stories Project is a social media based organization that promotes activism, advocacy and support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community and our allies through the sharing of personal stories. For more information, please visit

BiNet USA is America’s oldest advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and unlabeled people, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distributes educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer (bi+) communities. For more information, please visit

Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. For more information, please visit


One Million Kids For Equality Joins National Youth Organizations For #OURTURNNOW Social Media Campaign To Support Marriage Equality

COLAGE, One Million Kids For Equality, the Outspoken Generation, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and The Rainbow Letters partner on a national youth-led effort.

Seattle, WA – 4/13/2015 One Million Kids For Equality, today joined youth leaders from several national organizations including COLAGE, One Million Kids, the Outspoken Generation, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Rainbow Letters in support of #OurTurnNow. One Million Kids For Equality is participating in the online effort to call on youth to unite their voices in support of nationwide marriage equality through April 28th, the date of the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on the landmark cases.

“We are proud to be a partner in the #OurTurnNow campaign,” said One Million Kids President Brad Delaney. “Youth voices are some of the most powerful across all avenues of advocacy. They were instrumental in the overturning of DOMA as well as Prop 8, they were instrumental in passing marriage at the ballot box in four states in 2012, and this campaign allows this generation of youth to raise their collective voices once more in public support of marriage equality.”

#OurTurnNow provides youth a platform to showcase their support of marriage equality in the United States. The campaign encourages youth to creatively express their pro-marriage stance through their own social channels. Group selfies with friends that are pro-marriage equality, pictures of their same-sex headed families or messages of love are just a few ways the campaign encourages youth to get involved ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing.

“Everyone deserves a happily ever after,” said Abigail Hasting-Tharp, one of the youth leaders responsible for the campaign concept. The #OurTurnNow campaign aims to use social media to unite youth allies and inform the adults of the country that “we think differently. Love should be celebrated, not shunned. ”

The collection of #OurTurnNow social media posts and more information on the lead organizations can be viewed on the campaign website


One Million Kids For Equality Applauds New Idaho Anti-bullying Legislation

“I’m very excited that this bill has become a law to protect not just LGBTQ kids, but all kids. It is important that all kids are made to feel safe in Idaho and across the nation. I’m also very enthusiastic about having been invited to be present as the Governor signs this bill into existence.” –DW Trantham

Boise, ID – At 4pm today, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed into law brand new anti-bullying legislation that is fully inclusive of the LGBT community.

The bill requires that the Idaho State Department of Education provide schools and districts with requirements for disseminating information and professional development around bullying. Rather than focusing on punitive measures, this bill focuses on early intervention to provide for assessment, needs and counseling of bullies and their victims.

“It was important for the Board of Education in Idaho to get behind this issue, as it can not be done locally. Now, not only are those who are victims of bullying going to be helped, but also the bullies themselves will be dealt with in a manner that seeks to reach the source of the bullying thereby eradicating this issue once and for all.” – Carmen Stanger

The original sponsor of HB246, Idaho House Representative and Idaho House Committee Member, Ilana Rubel, first heard the story of a young man named Ryan Zicha while his mother was testifying in favor of additional legislation related to modifying the current Idaho Human Rights Act. Upon hearing Julie Zicha’s testimony about the beatings and discrimination her son had to endure in the Idaho public school system on a regular basis, Ilana Rubel felt personal and professional responsibility to act on behalf of the safety of Idaho students. She sponsored HB246 and introduced it to the Idaho House of Representatives on 3/10 of 2015.

“People should know how far and wide this issue reaches, by unifying the voices of those left behind to one collective that cannot be ignored we hope to do just that.” – Julie Zicha

The Senate passed HB246 on Tuesday March 31st and it was delivered to Governor Otter for his signature shortly thereafter.

“To be present thought this process has been an amazing journey, not only for me as a parent, but for my daughter as well. This is a victory for kids from all walks of life and backgrounds.” – Tim Trantham

Many different people and organizations have worked on this effort behind the scenes. One Million Kids For Equality has been in close contact and coordinating with our members on the ground who have been instrumental in the passage of this legislation.

One Million Kids For Equality works to engage, educate, and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and the children of LGBT parents with a voice around equality. For information, visit our website at


Voices of Children Amicus Brief Filed On Four Landmark Marriage Equality Cases

“You don’t think that a simple piece of paper designating your parents as ‘married’ can have a tangible difference on the bond you have with them — but it does. I watched decades of marginalization of my family fall away in the moment that the judge pronounced them as husband and husband.” – Jenny Rain, 44

Today the Family Equality Council filed an amicus brief (Click to Download Brief) with the United States Supreme Court in support of challenges to marriage bans for same-sex couples out of the Sixth Circuit. One Million Kids for Equality is proud to have joined in the collaborative effort to help youth across the country share stories of the effects that marriage has on their families.

“As a child of two dads, it’s such and honor to have a voice in this conversation. Often the Stories of Children of LGBT parents get lost in the shuffle of day to day advocacy, so being able to share our stories and perspectives about the parents we love has been a freeing experience. After four decades of not having a voice, today is an awesome day.” – One Million Kids Board Member Jenny Rain

As noted in Family Equality’s press release, “there are more than 18,000 children being raised by same-sex parents in the sixth circuit. The amicus brief, authored by pro bono counsel at Bryan Cave LLP, highlights the voices of children and young adults raised by same-sex couples. It asks the Court to consider the unique perspectives of children for whom the unavailability of marriage for their parents affects their legal standing and self-esteem. The youth at the heart of this brief assert that their parents are no less deserving of marital protections and privileges than families with different-sex parents.” “Additionally, the brief includes the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth who themselves may be the next generation of LGBT parents.”

“One Million Kids for Equality’s mission is to engage, educate and give youth a voice around equality. That being said, I cannot think of a better way to give youth a voice, than our partnership with the Family Equality Council to get the stories of youth in front of the Supreme Court. This is an amazing opportunity to change the lives of millions of children, parents, and families across this nation, and one we are proud to have been a part of.” –One Million Kids President Brad Delaney

One Million Kids For Equality Launches Historic Campaign

The campaign starts today with the launch of a temporary website, a Facebook page and a Twitter page. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be launching a full website with many additional ways to get engaged.

“One Million Kids For Equality is an organization of folks from all walks of life who support full equality for the LGBT community.”
Some of us identify as LGBT, some of us are Allies, others grew up in families with loving, committed same-sex parents, and ALL of us believe in full equality.
We each have a story. Many of us were bullied in school for being different, some of us have been teased for having two moms or two dads, and still others have been beat up for standing up for a friend or loved one. Each of us has a dream. Some of us want to be able to walk hand in hand with the person we love without being stared at, some of us want to see our two moms married in our home state, or for our dad to be able to keep a picture of our family on his desk without fear of losing his job. Whatever your story, we invite you to join us as we work to build a movement to show that We Are. We Love. We Stand. United.”

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