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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

UPDATE: Duggar-based appeal raises $5,000 for homeless LGBT youth

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 4:17 PM

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I'm late in reporting an effort I've already cheered on Facebook and Twitter. But here, from the Bilerico Project, is happy news about how the Duggars anti-gay work in Fayetteville has been used to help gay youths in Arkansas.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, they of many children and a reality TV show about same, have contributed heavily to the campaign to defeat Fayetteville's civil rights ordinance because of their support for legal discrimination against gay people. The Duggars don't live in Fayetteville, but they and others of their political stripe have tried to foment a panic about transgender people using restrooms that match their identity.

Scott Wooledge of Memeograph Studios created the image you see at top and it's been going around the Internet via Twitter and Facebook as a tool to raise money for Lucie's Place, an organization in Little Rock that helps homeless LGBT youth. It operates on a shoestring. That money has included some support from a private foundation board in which I participate, so I can vouch for its good intentions and work.

And of course I should have mentioned this earlier.

Give to Lucie's Place. It's already received an unexpected $1,000 from people who want to demonstrate they view the world through a kinder lens than the Duggars. Here's the website. They use PayPal and have an Amazon subscription plan, too. I charged it to my credit card. It was easy.

UPDATE: Make that total $3,000 and still rising. You, go, Duggars.

UPDATE: Make that almost $4,000. 

UPDATE: Make that more than $4,300. Come on, Duggars. A nice round $5,000 would be perfect.

UPDATE: They've topped $5,000. Thank you, Duggars, for helping gay people.


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