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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Duggar clan provides big boost, unintentionally, for gay kids

Posted By on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM

ARKANSAS HAS A WINNER: It's Lucie's Place, which helps homeless LGBT youths.
  • ARKANSAS HAS A WINNER: It's Lucie's Place, which helps homeless LGBT youths.

Still more good news for Lucie's Place, the small Little Rock nonprofit that works to help homeless LGBT youths. We've written before about how a netroots campaign sprung up to benefit Lucie's Place as a concrete way to show displeasure with the Duggar reality TV show family for spending $10,000  to support the cause of legal discrimination against gay people in Fayetteville.

The fund-raising campaign raised $30,000 for Lucie's Place (real money, it came through PayPal and credit cards, not pledges). 

Now this: Tom's of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products (toothpaste, deodorant), has announced that Lucie's Place is a winner in its 50 States for Good program for 2014. The company is distributing $500,000 to help grassroots nonprofits in 50 states and Lucie's is the Arkansas recipient of $10,000. 

David Koon wrote a cover story about Lucie's Place in the Times Dec. 4.

So, thanks, Duggars for $40,000 and counting to show love and acceptance of LGBT people in Little Rock, if not in Fayetteville.

The Duggars have been braying about their "victory" in the repeal of a Fayetteville civil rights ordinance. A petition drive to get TLC to drop their show continues to gain momentum. Attention has also been drawn to son Josh Duggar's work as lobbyist for a national anti-gay organization seen as a "hate group" by some.

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