In a bold move, a Jamie’s Lister requested to be put on the Holiday Giving list and I think this kind of chutzpah should be rewarded! It also helps that the project involves two of my favorite folks: Amanda Lucidon and Ed Kashi. Here are the details on Amanda’s project and remember: $5, $10, $20…it all helps make people’s dream come true.
THE LEGAL STRANGER: DOCUMENTING SAME SEX COUPLES & THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT
I’ve been working on a project for the past two years about the impacts of the Defense of Marriage Act on same-sex couples, which denies legally married same-sex couples 1,138 federal rights. Through photos, video, audio and journals, the project follows five personal stories as same-sex couples try to navigate the convoluted legal system for parental rights, survivor benefits, immigration status, health care and estate benefits. The work can be seen on the website: http://legalstranger.com
I also partnered with Talking Eyes Media, a non-profit media company started by Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur which uses multimedia storytelling to advocate for social change. Through this partnership, I’m able to offer tax-deductible donations
through our fundraising campaign: http://igg.me/p/51647?a=320240
I know times are tight so if people can’t afford to donate, they can still help by sharing the campaign link with others. They can also share/follow the stories: