Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The 8 Against 8...

On October 20, 2008, eight influential lesbian bloggers launched 8 Against 8, an eight-day collaborative online fundraising drive to defeat Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that seeks to
eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in the State of California.

The bloggers’ 8 Against 8 campaign donation page is located at www.8against8.com.

The bloggers include Pam Spaulding of www.pamshouseblend.com, Dorothy Snarker of dorothysurrenders.blogspot.com, Grace Chu and Grace Rosen of www.gracethespot.com, Lori Hahn of www.hahnathome.com, Kelly Leszczynski of www.thelesbianlifestyle.com, Sinclair of www.sugarbutch.net, Riese of marielynbernard.blogspot.com , and Renee Gannon of www.lesbiatopia.com.

Just last week, Equality California had released a bulletin that it was $10 million behind the opposition in fundraising. However, despite closing the gap this past week, there is still a ways to go. Furthermore, many current polls predict that Proposition 8 would pass if the election were held today. "There has never been a more important time for the queer community. This election will change our world for the better or put us back in the Dark Ages. It's not only critical we win for California, but for the rest of the country," said Sacramento resident Lori Hahn, owner of the popular lesbian family blog, www.hahnathome.com.

The bloggers have also sweetened the deal for any business entities that wish to get involved. “All companies and businesses that donate $100 dollars or more will get a free one week ad on
www.thelesbianlifestyle.com and www.gracethespot.com,” said Kelly Leszczynski of www.thelesbianlifestyle.com. Chu also mentioned that other promotions may come up during the course of the campaign.

100% of the proceeds donated through the 8 Against 8 donation page at www.8against8.com go directly to Equality California’s No on 8 Campaign.

5 comments:

the Inuriated Faggot said...

Right on! Perhaps we need to launch a similar initiative to get some same-sex benefits here in Missouri? You know, it's nearly impossible to drag your same-sex partner to Europe with you if your relationship is not recognized in your home country...

Infuriated Faggot.

dinthebeast said...

Lewis Black got it right about this issue, folks. The problem with this political side show lies in the fact that these are United States citizens we are playing around with the lives of, not some "wedge issue units of evil" that will go away if you wave a Bible at them.
-Doug in Oakland

Kelly (The Goldstar Dyke) said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post about the www.8against8.com! It means so much to myself and the other bloggers that joined together for this campaign. We could have never reached as many people as we have without the help of other amazing bloggers like yourself!

Kelly
One of the 8

adamson said...

I just HATE the fact that people in my family (in fact, everyone except me, but I'm not old enough lol) are going to vote YES on this shit :(

There's so much discrimination that people don't even pay attention to :(

Hahn at Home said...

Bitch - Thanks for the mention! As you know, I'm a regular and devout reader of your bitchitude. I'd be happy to start on the Missouri fight as soon as you call my name!

You remain my hero!

Another of the 8.
Lori