Equalize Youth, the world's support network for LGBT youth

We want to take support for LGBTQ youth into the social media age, and let them tap the world of support that's out here!
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This campaign started on Aug 30 and closed on November 16, 2012 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on November 16, 2012
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  • $1USD
    Pin-Dropping: Funder Style!

    Every little bit helps, and every pin in the map counts! Help make this movement happen and get your endorsement to this project to be represented by a golden pin in our map. There's a world of support out here, and your pin will only shed light on the rest of it! Go you! Expect an email in 24h. Thank you!

    22 claimed

  • $10USD
    Be a Groundbreaker

    Join the team in the process of building this site, and access the Beta platform before anyone else! Get supporter-only updates and sneak-peeks that we’ll post here. We want to build a world-class platform, and no matter where you live, we want you taking part in this process! Be honored on our Hall of The Yellow Hat Crew! **VISIT OUR GALLERY TO SEE ALL PERKS!**

    21 claimed

  • $25USD
    The Story Sponsor Pack

    Become part of our global platform + get a goodie package made just for this campaign! Think of a bench in Central Park, but instead of people sitting on it, the story you sponsor will serve to connect youth with support, hope, and advice. Readers will see your name or initials displayed next to a story on our site, and you receive a link to the entry…You made it happen! You also get to be a Be a Groundbreaker ($10)! **VISIT OUR GALLERY TO SEE ALL PERKS!**

    Estimated delivery: November 2012

    19 claimed

  • $50USD
    The Artsy & Writer Perks

    See both in our gallery and pick one goodie: [1]The Writer Perk: store your stories in this Moleskine with an Equalize Youth hand-embossed paper cover. This one of a kind notebook is a great conversation piece for Patrons on the go! [2]The Artsy Perk: artist Julio Salgado has made epic art with our logo! The love and positivity that surround Equalize Youth are taken to the next level in this unique piece. Both Perks include the Story Sponsor Pack and you get to Be a Groundbreaker ($35 value)!

    Estimated delivery: November 2012

    13 out of 500 claimed

  • $100USD
    Feel & Show The Love Perks

    Get our aluminum bottle and pick: [1]Out Your Story Tee or Tank: Anyone can make it better for LGBT youth today. You made it happen, wear it proudly! [2]Brigadeiros: Be a chocolate-filled camper when you get these Brazilian treats, with our Moleskine($50) plus a DIY video we made! [3]Five Tips for Queer Boys: Amazing art set that embodies the purpose of this project, and comes with a thank you from the artist! All include the Artsy Perk, Sponsor Pack and Be a Groundbreaker ($85 value)! Go you!

    Estimated delivery: November 2012

    7 out of 1000 claimed

  • $150USD
    History & Hope Perk

    Political columnist extraordinaire Linda Hirshman makes an impressive and compelling recollection of the LGBT movement in her book "Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution." Patrons at this level will receive a copy of her book with a personal thank you note from Linda! Patrons at this level will also Sponsor a Story, Be a Groundbreaker, and receive the Artsy Perk and the "5 Tips" Art Set!

    2 out of 15 claimed

  • $200USD
    Alma Mater Mapper

Patrons at this level will sponsor our team to reach out to students and faculty in a college college campus of their choice. We'll connect with student-run LGBT organizations and academic departments to get their stories told! You will also receive the History and Hope Perk, and all the extras that come with it!!

    1 out of 25 claimed

  • $250USD
    Pride Forces

    Meet awesome military activists from OutServe via Skype! These brave men and women have made history and they share our excitement about Equalize Youth. Their stories are unique narratives and you get to meet one of them in 20 a minutes Skype session! Patrons at this level also get to Be a Groundbreaker, Sponsor a Story, plus the Artsy Perk, the "5 Tips for Queer Boys" Art set, and the Alma Mater Mapper!

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $300USD
    Ride The Shortbus

    Meet PJ and Paul from John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus! These guys share our vision and excitement about Equalize Youth, and you'll get to know what your help means to them in this 20min Skype meeting! You'll also get THREE personalized poster from the Shortbus boys, for you and friends. Join this ride and you will also receive the Writer+Artsy Perks, the 5 Tips for Queer Boys Art Set , get to Sponsor a Story and Be a Groundbreaker!

    1 out of 5 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Charter Founder

    Own a piece of history. Get all of our original gear, plus an engraved iPod Nano and watch band. See it in our gallery! The real prize for Patrons at this level is to actively shape this global movement, know our plans for the future, and get to be personally consulted in the process. Start by connecting with the team you are now a part of in a 1 hour Skype session! Be honored on our site, and get to have your bio featured. Patrons above this level will get Charter Founder perks and recognition!

    Estimated delivery: November 2012

    4 out of 15 claimed

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