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By Adam Bink

Please click here to chip in towards our spring drive — and earn prizes!

We’re almost entirely member-funded at Courage Campaign, and we always tell our members what their expenses go towards. Money raised with Louis’ help goes towards making couples like Ed/Derence more visible, and they’re covered in publications like the LA Times. Money you chipped in during the bus tour helped cover Arisha/Anthony/Phyllis expenses, and lead to success with Louis coming over to the right side and the story being covered on MSNBC and Newsweek. Members are funding our DOMA repeal work so we can bring more Senators onboard, as we’ve done with Sens. Kohl/Klobuchar and are doing with Sens. Bingaman and Tom Udall.

Today, we have a little twist — a double match on every dollar you give, and some giveaways courtesy of some generous donors, with the money going towards our Prop 8 and DOMA work. If you give:

  • You’re matched $1 for every $1. So your $10 donation becomes $20 in the bank to fund our work. And that means fewer asks for dollars from me!
  • You could win an iPod Touch. In fact, Larry S. of Los Angeles and Annie B. of Dodge City, KS have already won their own iPod Touches earlier in the week because we have daily drawings.
  • Or you could win a tour of Harvey Milk’s Castro with Cleve Jones (which is actually nothing short of a remarkable experience).
  • Or a visit to the set of CBS’s hit show The Good Wife.
  • Or tickets to see the play Master Class by Terrence McNally on Broadway, with Tyne Daly playing the part of Maria Callas.

In just 48 hours we’ve raised $40,583 (as of this post). Every dollar up to $50,000 gets matched. Period.

Please chip in today to help fund our work — and have a shot at some great prizes in drawings today and tomorrow!

You’ve worked with us to achieve our victories. You know how important our work is. You know what we’re up against. You fight our enemies every day. You also know we don’t have the vast corporate resources they have. We rely on members like you.

We answer to you, not a handful of corporate contributors. That’s why it’s so important for grassroots activists like you to keep Courage strong and fighting.

Thanks for your consideration and for coming here to participate in this movement of ours!


  • 1. Kathleen  |  April 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

    UPDATE: Perry

    ORDER: Proponents' motion to compel return of the trial recordings will be taken up at the hearing already set for June 13. Additional briefs can be submitted per the schedule set forth.

    The Court will set a hearing on the Plaintiffs' request to unseal the recordings when it issues its decision on Proponents motion.

  • 2. Sagesse  |  April 28, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Cameras, anyone? What a show.

  • 3. AB  |  April 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    So, what do you think will happen?

  • 4. Straight for Equalit  |  April 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

  • 5. Ann S.  |  April 28, 2011 at 10:35 am


  • 6. JonT  |  April 28, 2011 at 11:20 am

  • 7. Mark M (Seattle)  |  April 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    In 3 hrs and 20 minutes Robert and I will be LEGALLY married….I am beyond excited, nervous, scared, and so many other emotions.
    I just never allowed myself to really believe this was possible I guess…..hoped and prayed and worked towards it, but never expected it to happen.
    Our witnesses will be one of our favorite nieces (lesbian), and my soon to be Mother-n-Law. There will be brothers, sisters, parents, children, nieces, nephews, great nieces/nephews, and a bunch of cousins….the reception is at my mother-in-law's home following the ceremony at city hall.
    We are overwhelmed by the support we have found from the family here.
    Always knew they were supportive, but didn't realize just how far it went.
    Love to all of you!! Will write more soon…..soon as I am
    Mark Brewer 🙂

  • 8. AnonyGrl  |  April 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Congratulations again, and lots of love to both of you!!!!!!!!!

    I am so happy for you!!

  • 9. Gregory in Salt Lake  |  April 29, 2011 at 12:42 am

    YAY!!!! Woot! Thank you for update Mark! So glad you have supportive family to share this experience with you!

  • 10. JonT  |  April 29, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Congrats Mark. Put some pictures up somewhere 🙂

  • 11. Kathleen  |  April 29, 2011 at 1:04 am

    So, so happy for the two of you. And glad you have family there with you!

  • 12. Ann S.  |  April 29, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Woo-hoo! I'm so happy for you all — you and Robert and all your family there! Have a wonderful wedding day!

  • 13. DaveP  |  April 29, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Congratulations Mr. Mark Brewer! That really has a nice 'ring' to it : )

  • 14. Lesbians Love Boies  |  April 29, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Happy and warm thoughts for your wedding day. Congrats!

  • 15. Chrys  |  April 29, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Congratulations, Mark!

  • 16. Kate  |  April 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Our very own P8TT Royal Couple! I'm so happy for the two of you.

  • 17. nightshayde  |  April 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Congratulations, Mark. I hope everything went smoothly!

  • 18. Lodi Gal  |  April 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Your story made my day. Love is such a wonderful thing. So happy for both of you.

  • 19. Ronnie  |  April 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Subscribing & sharing….

    From COLAGE:
    In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents
    Video (documentary) description:
    "In a time when LGBT families are debated and attacked in the media, courts and Congress, from school houses to state houses across the country, five young people who are children of LGBT parents give you a chance to walk in their shoes – to hear their own views on marriage, making change, and what it means to be a family. This film was produced by the COLAGE Youth Leadership and Action Program and directed by Jen Gilomen."


  • 20. Gregory in Salt Lake  |  April 29, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Beautiful video!

  • 21. Lesbians Love Boies  |  April 29, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Oh my, this is a beautiful video. Thank you for sharing.

  • 22. Straight for Equalit  |  April 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    That was great! I hope the right people see it: not just the people who already support equality but also those who can be persuaded.

  • 23. The Joys of Our Courageou&hellip  |  April 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

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  • 24. With Liberty and Justice &hellip  |  May 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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  • 25. Ralph  |  August 10, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Congrats to both of you. I am glad I finally read a story of love and we should all love once in a while.
    Papa Johns promo code

  • 26. carlos  |  August 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    This is one lovely feel good story. Great for you both.
    printable coupon for bed bath and beyond

  • 27. Snowboardjacke  |  November 4, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Congrats to both of you. I am glad I finally read a story of love and we should all love once in a while. Snowboardjacken

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