Encourage Gayness/ Love is the Ultimate Goal
$5,220 raised
159 contributors
4 Years running

If you would like to donate please do so on this campaign.  If you would like to order tanks, long sleeves, etc. please go to encouragegayness.com to place an order.  THANKS AGAIN

Here's our story:

This is an ongoing event to raise funds to help a friend of the Ultimate/Gay community through a very hard time. I am lucky enough to know this amazing 17 year old, who has had to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life and leave her home and her family due to their inability to accept her sexual identity. When she came out to her family, they felt that everyone around her was a bad influence. They said that she would not be allowed to hang out with her friends, talk to her coaches, or play Ultimate because it "Encouraged Gayness". They came to the conclusion that to keep her away from everyone, they would take all of her means of communication away (phone, computer, etc), and then it escalated to the point in which they took her out of school and told her they were going to move her from Colorado to Minnesota. For a month she endured abuse, until she finally cracked and left her home. She is in a Safe House now, but as a high school student, funds are fairly limited. We have talked to a lawyer and the cost of filing the paperwork to try to get an appointed guardian will be around $1000. If the case has to go to court we are looking at much much more.

To try and raise funds to cover these legal fees, we are selling shirts that say “Encourage Gayness” or "Love is the Ultimate Goal". Tank, t-shirt, and long sleeve will be from American Apparel, Hoody is Ultimate Cotton from Hanes. Sizing is unisex and all items will be black. You can choose either a tank or t-shirt for $25 each, or a longsleeve or hoody for $30 each.

To put in your order, please fill out this form by Sept 30:


Folks living in the same general area will be emailed together and asked to identify one point person/address to receive and distribute orders for the area. This will help minimize shipping costs and maximize donations.



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$25 USD
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$30 USD
Long Sleeve or Hoodie
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