First let me say that, I totally support Julie. I think that the note was posted is complete bullshit and shouldn't be allowed. That being said, I want to address the GoFundMe Culture. Tonight as I post this.
Julie stands at over 9k in her efforts to raise money to color her house in rainbows.
|Screenshot - gofundme.com|
Just after I saw Julie's gofundme, I saw this one. Ironically enough shared by another Julie on my friends list.
Looking at the two campaigns I can totally see that both are very worthy. I would like to say however that a funeral vs a rainbow painted roof might be a bit more pertinent. But who am I to say. Everyone is entitled to donate at they see fit. As a lesbian, people may think that I would be more in the camp of painting a roof.
Faith's Gofundme stands here:
55.00 after 3 days.
While I agree with confronting bigotry and weeding out hatred. I don't think that a rainbow roof is the way to do it. I really hope that at some point the 9K at this point will go for a few pieces of lawn decore and then a serious donation to the LGBT Youth group or maybe even something to benefit LGBT marriage groups.
I get being out loud. I get telling bigots to F off. But please... please use this as a catalyst to real change.
*Note: I am not saying that a hetro funeral equates to gay yards. I'm just saying, let's make sure we're doing things that make a real difference.