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11 January 2011 @ 05:42 pm
Mods are still in the process of notifying winners, but I was looking over the donation confirmation post that you offerers and bidders might want to see how great a success you've made this project! So far, confirmed payments total:

$1,837!


My jaw dropped as I added these up. You've all been unbelievably generous in offering up your time and money in support of this cause. Thank you!

Also, ninaelisabeth and I talked it over, and we will be holding a secondary auction for those offers that received no bids. There were so many offering posts that some were just lost in the crowd. Any thoughts in terms of dates that would work best for all of you? Time frame ideas? I was thinking it'd be something like a lightning round, open for a weekend or a full week at most, but we'd love to hear your input!
 
 
08 January 2011 @ 11:00 am
The Purple Dove's first bidding round is now closed.

Mods will officially inform winners of their successful bids within the next few days. Winners will have until the end of February to make their payments, and a further grace period can be requested if circumstances necessitate it.

Thank you all so much for your participation; the number and generosity of bids and offers has been overwhelming. ♥ I'll be putting up a feedback post within the next week or so, also, so that we'll be able to tweak the auction structure according to your comments and concerns next time!
 
 
08 January 2011 @ 10:50 am
Just a few minutes left!

Last chance to get those last minute bids in! The timer linked above will tell you exactly when the auction closes; a mod post will also be made at that time. So bid, bid, bid while you still can!
 
 
06 January 2011 @ 03:18 pm
Heads up, offerers and bidders! The Purple Dove's first auction round will end on:

Saturday, January 8th, 2011 at Noon EST.

Any bids made after this time will not count, so get them in ASAP! After the auction ends, mods will notify winning bidders, who will be given an initial payment deadline. Thank you so much to all of you for your offers and bids so far! Edit: 2011. I'm not used to this new year yet!
 
 
16 December 2010 @ 12:19 pm
As we've had quite a few Buy It Nows and early-end auctions, and several questions about where and how to confirm donations, here is the donation confirmation post! Confirm your charity donations here!

How to confirm:

♥ Make your donation to one of our approved organizations.

♥ Screencap either a donation confirmation page or a donation confirmation email sent to you by the organization. Please make sure your donation amount is visible on the screenshot!

♥ Black out any identifying information that you don't wish to be made public, then comment here with a link to your screencap and to the auction(s) you've won! You can make a lump sum donation if you've won several items; just be sure to link to all of them when you confirm your donation. Note: Comments are now screened to ensure bidders' privacy.

Any questions about the confirmation process? Please ask them on our FAQ post!
 
 
 
11 December 2010 @ 11:00 am
Bidding at The Purple Dove Project is now open!


A little extra information about bidding:

♥ If you are the first bidder, you can take advantage of the Buy it Now option, which will close that particular auction immediately. Once anyone has placed a bid below the Buy it Now price, that option is no longer applicable.

♥ Remember that bids must be raised by at least a dollar each time. The first bid must at least match the starting bid price specified in the offer!

Offering will also remain open until the end of the bidding round!
 
 
11 December 2010 @ 04:38 pm
There have been a huge misunderstanding between the mods (or rather, me reading a mail wrong) so we've been giving out different information on when bidding will open. kishmet  have said noon EST, and I've said 11 EST. 

So, we are clearing any confusion now and going with noon/12 PM EST. The reason I choose to do this is because I do not want people who were told noon would come back right  before noon and see the offering they want to be bought already. This would be unfair. 

I'm really sorry if this cause any trouble for any of you, but this is my call right now. So, to everyone. If you have any questions, or complaints, direct those to the FAQ post, or PM me, ninaelisabeth .

THE COMMUNITY WILL BE OPEN FOR BIDDING AT NOON EST.
Any bids placed before this will not be valid; they will be screened/deleted without warning. 

Click here to see when bidding opens in your timezone, or here for a countdown.


Comments are turned off to keep questions in the FAQ post.
 
 
09 December 2010 @ 05:25 am
I hope everyone is having fun offering and cracking their knuckles getting ready to bid! I’ve already set my eyes on a couple offers, at least, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

But, as excited were are for bidding, that is not quite yet. Today, I just have a little bit of information and then some goodies. First off, kishmet  and I, wanted to thank mariesen and an anonymous giver, for paid time. We are so grateful - thank you so much!

Then, I wanted to remind everyone that the community is not open for bidding yet. Bidding will open Saturday December 11th, at 12PM EST. There will definitely be a reminder or two before then, but if you want to check when that is in your time zone, click here. Any bids placed before this will not be valid in the bidding round.

Onto what I'm really here for; a graphics post! Here are some Purple Dove Project graphics for you; to spread the word about the Project and to make it easier for you to guide people to your offering thread.

If you are an graphics maker yourself, or maybe you scribbled an adorable dove in your notebook in maths yesterday and want to share it, this is also the post for you. Comment to the first comment in this entry, titled HERE, with your icons, wallpapers, origami doves, whatever you felt like. I'll update this entry with links as we go on, and they will all be listed here.

Beneath the cut
★ Icons
★ Community advertisement banners
★ "I Offer" banners 

All banners are with html code, simple copy+paste.

Read more...Collapse )


That's it for this time around!

Remember the community is not open for bidding yet. Bidding will open Saturday December 11th, at 11AM EST. Any bids placed before this will not be valid in the bidding round. If you want to check when bidding opens in your time zone, click here.

Any questions? Go ask them in the FAQ post. All questions not related to this post asked here, will be ignored.
 
 
04 December 2010 @ 01:20 pm
The Purple Dove Project have officially started!

If you want to offer anything, then you're at the right place. This is an index on the Offering Posts.

We're limiting offerings to 2000 per post, to cushion for bids and confirmations later on.
As soon as one posts hit 2000, we will disable comments and post a new one. It's better to be safe than sorry, right?

Active Posts
Offering Words
Offering Audio
Offering 2-D Art
Offering 3-D Art
Offering Edibles
Offering Miscellaneous

Any other questions? Ask them on our FAQ post, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Comments are turned off to keep questions in the FAQ post.
 
 
04 December 2010 @ 01:06 pm
All offering posts are open for bidding!

Comment on this post if you are offering anything not covered by the other posts; for example: fanvids, tarot readings, articles of clothing, care packages, letters, or any other miscellaneous items or services.

How to offer:

Copy and paste the form below into a comment, and fill out all non-optional fields. You can find an example offering comment in the community's user info.




Please include a brief summary of your offer in the subject field. For instance: Offering Chicago-themed care package.

Under the delivery section, please list the approximate date by which you expect your offered item or service to be completed and the method by which it will be delivered - via email, snail mail, or other.

If you choose, under alternate contact method you can list an IM name or specify that you would prefer to be contacted via IM or LiveJournal PM, rather than email. Under additional info, you can specify that you are offering more than one of the item or service; you can specify the charity or charities you would prefer your winning bidder to donate to; and you can also specify method of postage, if applicable, and whether you will expect your winning bidder to pay/split shipping costs.


How to bid:

Reply to an offering comment with your bid. Bids must be raised by at least $1 (USD) each time. If yours is the first bid, you can choose to pay the buy it now price, thus ending bidding on that item.


General offering and bidding rules:

Please do not delete any offering or bidding comments! If you have a problem, please contact the mods, and we will help you resolve the issue.

Any other questions? Ask them on our FAQ post, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

You do not have to offer in order to bid later, and vice versa. You may offer an item or service, or bid on an item or service, or both, if you so choose.

You may offer and bid on as many items as you like, but please keep it reasonable! Ideally all offered items and services will be delivered to their winning bidders by late February or early March, though we know some may take more time.
 
 
 
04 December 2010 @ 01:04 pm
All offering posts are open for bidding!

Comment on this post if you are offering edibles: baked goods, candy, international/hard to obtain foods, or any other edible items or services. Please make sure your offered items won't spoil in transit, or that you arrange for a type of postage that will get them to your winning bidder in time!


How to offer:

Copy and paste the form below into a comment, and fill out all non-optional fields. You can find an example offering comment in the community's user info.




Please include a brief summary of your offer in the subject field. For instance: Offering homemade chocolates.

Under the delivery section, please list the approximate date by which you expect your offered item or service to be completed and the method by which it will be delivered - via email, snail mail, or other.

If you choose, under alternate contact method you can list an IM name or specify that you would prefer to be contacted via IM or LiveJournal PM, rather than email. Under additional info, you can specify that you are offering more than one of the item or service; you can specify the charity or charities you would prefer your winning bidder to donate to; and you can also specify method of postage, if applicable, and whether you will expect your winning bidder to pay/split shipping costs.


How to bid:

Reply to an offering comment with your bid. Bids must be raised by at least $1 (USD) each time. If yours is the first bid, you can choose to pay the buy it now price, thus ending bidding on that item.


General offering and bidding rules:

Please do not delete any offering or bidding comments! If you have a problem, please contact the mods, and we will help you resolve the issue.

Any other questions? Ask them on our FAQ post, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

You do not have to offer in order to bid later, and vice versa. You may offer an item or service, or bid on an item or service, or both, if you so choose.

You may offer and bid on as many items as you like, but please keep it reasonable! Ideally all offered items and services will be delivered to their winning bidders by late February or early March, though we know some may take more time.
 
 
04 December 2010 @ 01:03 pm
All offering posts are open for bidding!

Comment on this post if you are offering 3-D art: jewelry, sculptures, handmade plushies, or any other three dimensional artistic items or services.


How to offer:

Copy and paste the form below into a comment, and fill out all non-optional fields. You can find an example offering comment in the community's user info.




Please include a brief summary of your offer in the subject field. For instance: Offering handmade plushies, Bleach, Naruto, Prince of Tennis, other anime fandoms.

Under the delivery section, please list the approximate date by which you expect your offered item or service to be completed and the method by which it will be delivered - via email, snail mail, or other.

If you choose, under alternate contact method you can list an IM name or specify that you would prefer to be contacted via IM or LiveJournal PM, rather than email. Under additional info, you can specify that you are offering more than one of the item or service; you can specify the charity or charities you would prefer your winning bidder to donate to; and you can also specify method of postage, if applicable, and whether you will expect your winning bidder to pay/split shipping costs.


How to bid:

Reply to an offering comment with your bid. Bids must be raised by at least $1 (USD) each time. If yours is the first bid, you can choose to pay the buy it now price, thus ending bidding on that item.


General offering and bidding rules:

Please do not delete any offering or bidding comments! If you have a problem, please contact the mods, and we will help you resolve the issue.

Any other questions? Ask them on our FAQ post, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

You do not have to offer in order to bid later, and vice versa. You may offer an item or service, or bid on an item or service, or both, if you so choose.

You may offer and bid on as many items as you like, but please keep it reasonable! Ideally all offered items and services will be delivered to their winning bidders by late February or early March, though we know some may take more time.
 
 
04 December 2010 @ 01:02 pm
All offering posts are open for bidding!

Comment on this post if you are offering 2-D art: fanart, original art, critique on sketches, paintings etc., or any other two dimensional artistic items or services.


How to offer:

Copy and paste the form below into a comment, and fill out all non-optional fields. You can find an example offering comment in the community's user info.




Please include a brief summary of your offer in the subject field. For instance: Offering full color fanart, Tokio Hotel, My Chemical Romance, other bandoms.

Under the delivery section, please list the approximate date by which you expect your offered item or service to be completed and the method by which it will be delivered - via email, snail mail, or other.

If you choose, under alternate contact method you can list an IM name or specify that you would prefer to be contacted via IM or LiveJournal PM, rather than email. Under additional info, you can specify that you are offering more than one of the item or service; you can specify the charity or charities you would prefer your winning bidder to donate to; and you can also specify method of postage, if applicable, and whether you will expect your winning bidder to pay/split shipping costs.


How to bid:

Reply to an offering comment with your bid. Bids must be raised by at least $1 (USD) each time. If yours is the first bid, you can choose to pay the buy it now price, thus ending bidding on that item.


General offering and bidding rules:

Please do not delete any offering or bidding comments! If you have a problem, please contact the mods, and we will help you resolve the issue.

Any other questions? Ask them on our FAQ post, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

You do not have to offer in order to bid later, and vice versa. You may offer an item or service, or bid on an item or service, or both, if you so choose.

You may offer and bid on as many items as you like, but please keep it reasonable! Ideally all offered items and services will be delivered to their winning bidders by late February or early March, though we know some may take more time.
 
 
04 December 2010 @ 01:02 pm
All offering posts are open for bidding!

Comment on this post if you are offering audio: podfics, fanmixes, audio editing services, original music, or any other audio-related items or services.


How to offer:

Copy and paste the form below into a comment, and fill out all non-optional fields. You can find an example offering comment in the community's user info.




Please include a brief summary of your offer in the subject field. For instance: Offering podfic, any fandom, fic 10k words or less.

Under the delivery section, please list the approximate date by which you expect your offered item or service to be completed and the method by which it will be delivered - via email, snail mail, or other.

If you choose, under alternate contact method you can list an IM name or specify that you would prefer to be contacted via IM or LiveJournal PM, rather than email. Under additional info, you can specify that you are offering more than one of the item or service; you can specify the charity or charities you would prefer your winning bidder to donate to; and you can also specify method of postage, if applicable, and whether you will expect your winning bidder to pay/split shipping costs.


How to bid:

Reply to an offering comment with your bid. Bids must be raised by at least $1 (USD) each time. If yours is the first bid, you can choose to pay the buy it now price, thus ending bidding on that item.


General offering and bidding rules:

Please do not delete any offering or bidding comments! If you have a problem, please contact the mods, and we will help you resolve the issue.

Any other questions? Ask them on our FAQ post, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

You do not have to offer in order to bid later, and vice versa. You may offer an item or service, or bid on an item or service, or both, if you so choose.

You may offer and bid on as many items as you like, but please keep it reasonable! Ideally all offered items and services will be delivered to their winning bidders by late February or early March, though we know some may take more time.
 
 
04 December 2010 @ 01:02 pm
All offering posts are open for bidding!

Comment on this post if you are offering words: fanfiction, original fiction, beta reading services, general editing services, or any other word-related items or services. Podfic offers, however, belong on the audio post!

How to offer:

Copy and paste the form below into a comment, and fill out all non-optional fields. You can find an example offering comment in the community's user info.




Please include a brief summary of your offer in the subject field. For instance: Offering fanfiction, American Idol, White Collar, True Blood fandoms.

Under the delivery section, please list the approximate date by which you expect your offered item or service to be completed and the method by which it will be delivered - via email, snail mail, or other.

If you choose, under alternate contact method you can list an IM name or specify that you would prefer to be contacted via IM or LiveJournal PM, rather than email. Under additional info, you can specify that you are offering more than one of the item or service; you can specify the charity or charities you would prefer your winning bidder to donate to; and you can also specify method of postage, if applicable, and whether you will expect your winning bidder to pay/split shipping costs.


How to bid:

Reply to an offering comment with your bid. Bids must be raised by at least $1 (USD) each time. If yours is the first bid, you can choose to pay the buy it now price, thus ending bidding on that item.


General offering and bidding rules:

Please do not delete any offering or bidding comments! If you have a problem, please contact the mods, and we will help you resolve the issue.

Any other questions? Ask them on our FAQ post, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

You do not have to offer in order to bid later, and vice versa. You may offer an item or service, or bid on an item or service, or both, if you so choose.

You may offer and bid on as many items as you like, but please keep it reasonable! Ideally all offered items and services will be delivered to their winning bidders by late February or early March, though we know some may take more time.
 
 
 
01 December 2010 @ 03:24 am
We wanted to make sure that you, future Offerers and Bidders, have a wide range of great organizations that are legit and trustable. We want you to feel comfortable when posting your offers, and of course, bids, that the money will go to a charity that stand by their, and our, cause.

NOH8, It Gets Better Project and The Trevor Project are just a few of the organisations out there working against discrimination of the LGBT community. Some aim to help the younger generation believe in themselves, while some focus on equal rights in marriage – but they all work towards a easier life for those who are discriminated and bullied because of their sexuality or what gender they identify with.

“We believe that even an organization fighting to repeal Prop 8 will firstly, help show LGBTQ kids that there are people who care and that marriage is a right everyone should have, and secondly, give them more options in their potential futures. Our primary goal, however, is to aid organizations that are actively working to combat anti-LGBTQ bullying.” – kishmet , The Purple Dove Project
 
For example, NOH8 is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.

The Trevor Project, on the other hand, is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including a nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBTQ kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves. It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.


We don’t want to limit you to these three organizations, far from, but we want to have a chance to check the organizations, and approve of them. Even though we are open for a wider range of charities working to aid every aspect of a young LGBTQ teen, we still want to think quality over quantity.

We wanted to make sure there is a chance for everyone to participate, no matter where in the world you might be. So we need your help!

#1 If you know about an organization worth putting up on our donating list, comment on this post.
Please put ORGANIZATION in the title and leave the name of the organization, what country they are based in (language wise), what they focus on and what they do to support the LGBTQ community and a link. If you have any experience with the organization, please, leave this too. 

#2 If you have any knowledge with any of the organizations on our list being non-legit, or other organizations we should clear away from, comment on this post.
Please put NON-LEGIT in the title and tell us the name of the organization and how you know this isn’t trustable to make it easier for us to see.

This post will be updated up until the bidding round opens, so remember to take a look before deciding on your charity.

If you have any questions or comments that doesn’t go here, please direct those to the FAQ post, or feel free to contact the mods ([info]kishmet  and [info]ninaelisabeth) at thepurpledoveproject[at]gmail[dot]com.


Approved Organizations

NOH8 Campaign  (US) Donate
The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.

The Trevor Project (US) Donate
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

It Gets Better Project
(US/Inter) Donate
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

GLSO (US) Donate
The GLSO operates the only Pride Center in Kentucky, which is often utilized as a free meeting space for GLBT organizations in the community. For more than 30 years, a monthly newsletter has been published and distributed all over Kentucky. And for the past few years, the GLSO has planned and executed the Lexington Pride Festival with help from many wonderful volunteers from the community.

GLAAD (US) Donate
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

In cases of defamation and anti-gay violence, our team of staff and volunteers are on the ground connecting individuals and allied organizations with the media to ensure that stories are told in a fair and accurate way. Please join us in our efforts by donating today.


NYAC (US) Donate
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.

Now more than ever, queer, trans and questioning youth need a strong NYAC that puts their voices at the fore and fights for an agenda that Puts Youth First. It will take a national community of LGBTQ youth and allies to strengthen NYAC today, so that we can realize the commitments we have made to youth in the new decade. Whether you are texting a donation, sustaining us with a monthly contribution, or listing NYAC as part of your estate, all donations make the work that we do possible.


Equality Ohio (US) Donate
We believe LGBT Ohioans should be able to live without fear of being fired, being harmed, or being treated any differently than anyone else because of who they are, and that includes their sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Our vision is “an Ohio where everyone feels at home” and that vision is at the core of everything we do. We frame our work around those close-held beliefs. We do not let any group or individual distract us from that vision; to pull us into a “battle of wits or words” where we may squander precious resources. Truth, love, respect, humility, and justice carry our movement above and beyond gutter politics and hate rhetoric. Those ideals are at the very center of all our works, and that is also how we frame the issues that matter to our members.

Stonewall (UK) Donate
Stonewall is renowned for its campaigning and lobbying. Some major successes include helping achieve the equalisation of the age of consent, lifting the ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the military, securing legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt and the repeal of Section 28. More recently Stonewall has helped secure civil partnerships and ensured the recent Equality Act protected lesbians and gay men in terms of goods and services.

The Aguda (IL) Donate
The National Association of GLBT in Israel, known as the Aguda has been serving the needs and promoting the personal rights of the GLBT community. In all areas from Legal Rights, Political, Civil Rights, Social Reform, Education and Public Awareness.

The Aguda, The National Association of GLBT in Israel, the pioneer gay organization in Israel, is a human rights organization representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Aguda is a national grassroots, volunteer based, nonprofit organization. It promotes and advances new initiatives and cultivates leadership in partnership with all sectors of the community. The Aguda strives to achieve full equality for gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people. It also aspires to create a public and social climate of acceptance and respect for the gay community and its individual members.


JOH (IL) Donate
The Jerusalem Open House (JOH) is the only organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) people and their allies in Jerusalem. As a grassroots, activist center, we provide direct services for the LGBT community in our city while working to secure LGBT rights in Israeli society at large. With a constituency as diverse as the city itself, the JOH transcends political, ethnic and religious boundaries to build and unite a community in pursuit of the common goal of tolerance and mutual support.

AME (AU) Donate

LSVD
 (DE) Donate

LLH
(NO) Donate

EGN
(EE) Donate

LGBT Network
(EU) Donate

Accept (RO) Donate

Marriage Equality (US) Donate

Georgia Safe Schools Coalition (US) Donate

Lambert House (US) Donate

The Albert Kennedy Trust (UK) Donate

LGBT History Month (UK) Donate

LGBT Excellence Centre (UK) Donate

Broken Rainbow (UK) Donate

Soulforce (US) Donate
Soulforce is an organization which seeks out dialogue and non-violent protest in the vein of Mahatama Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr against bigotry and oppression both political and religious sectors.

"We seek freedom from religious and political oppression for Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer and Questioning People."

TrueChild (US) Donate
TrueChild is a program development and action center that works with local partners to develop interventions that challenge the rigid gender codes that adversely impact young people's well-being. We are particularly concerned with the challenges faced by at-risk or disadvantaged youth, like those who are of color or LGBT.

SETA (FI) DonateSeta is a national LGBTI rights non-governmental organization, founded in 1974. Seta has member organizations and supporting members throughout Finland.

Seta - LGBT Rights in Finland aims for a society of equality and individual welfare that includes everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Youthline (CA) Donate
Youthline is a toll-free peer support help line for LGBTQ youth under 26 living anywhere in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Community One Foundation (CA) Donate
The Community One Foundation (formerly known as the Lesbian & Gay Community Appeal of Toronto (LGCA)) is a nonprofit foundation that contributes to youth-centric programmes and projects like Pride & Prejudice, SHOUT, and ReachOUT; their support services are not limited to downtown Toronto but serve all of the Greater Toronto Area, which is home to nearly 20% of Canada's entire population (as of the 2006 census).

GLSEN (US) Donate
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, is the umbrella organization for Gay-Straight Alliances, student clubs that provide safe spaces for queer students and advocate for them it schools.

GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools. GLSEN strives to protect students from bullying and harassment, to advance comprehensive safe schools laws and policies, to empower principals to make their schools safer, and to build the skills of educators to teach respect for all people.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (US) Donate
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.

Howard Brown (US) Donate
 
 
28 November 2010 @ 04:37 pm
Welcome to The Purple Dove Project (thepurpledove), a fandom auction community created to help combat anti-LGBT bullying. All winning bids will go to organizations that are working to support LGBT kids, teens, and young adults.

If you have any questions or concerns about offering, bidding, payment, the auction in general, or our cause, ask them here! For a good overview of the auction process and rules, please read our user info. Thanks for your support!

The Purple Dove's first offering round will open on
Saturday, December 4th, 2010.

The first round of bidding is scheduled to end on Saturday, January 8th, 2011.
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