A: Every shit you give equals a dollar your donating to Tie The Knot, who have been fighting for LGBTQ rights since 2012, and we then give those dollars to the ACLU, who use those dollars to defend the rights of the LGBTQ community. The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee. For more about how they’ve been working for over 100 years to preserve our rights, visit their website.
A: Where should we start? Simply put, LGBTQ rights are human rights. So, any attempt to LGBTQ rights is an attack on human rights. And while there are far too many threats against LGBTQ rights to cover on a poop website, here’s the general gist of it: Members of the LGBTQ community can run into discrimination when it comes to marriage, adoption, hiring practices, health care, military service, incarceration, where they can go to the bathroom and straight up day-to-day bullying and harassment. And we’ve barely scratched the surface.
Did you know: In over 30 states LGBTQ Americans lack federal protections in the workplace and are denied equal housing protection? And, same-sex couples can marry on Saturday and be fired from their job or evicted from the home on Monday. What’s more, over 50% of LGBTQ Americans live in a state where they may be denied services based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Plus, the current administration is threatening LGBTQ rights in a very methodical and purposeful way. According to Lambda Legal: “The record speed with which President Trump is reshaping the courts, coupled with the staggeringly high number of judges with anti-LGBT records whom he has nominated for lifetime appointments (nearly one-third of those nominated), is triggering a growing and vast judicial crisis for LGBT people, with sweeping consequences that will last decades after Trump is gone.” (Learn more, and get more freaked out, here.)
So, yeah. Not good.
For a far more in-depth explanation from people more credible than a poop emoji, and some hope about what can be done to fight back, visit the ACLU.
A: You do, silly. When you chat with Give A Shit For Good on Facebook Messenger, you’ll be guided through the super easy payment process. You can pay with PayPal, credit or debit.
A: Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family and his husband Justin Mikita founded Tie The Knot in 2012 as a fun way to engage Americans in the fight for marriage equality and to advocate for LGBTQ civil rights in the U.S. and beyond.
When we’re not raising money with poop emojis, our fundraising efforts center on the release of seasonal product collections — like bow ties and scarves — created with some of our favorite fashion and design partners. Sales proceeds go to various organizations that are in the trenches fighting LGBTQ rights every single day, as well as to fund our international public education campaign that continues to move the dial in support of LGBTQ equality.
A: For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
The ACLU has a long history of defending the LGBTQ community. They brought their first LGBTQ rights case in 1936 and founded the LGBT Project in 1986. Today, the ACLU brings more LGBTQ cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization. With their reach into the courts and legislatures of every state, there is no other organization that can match their record of making progress both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion.
With more than 4 million members, activists and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights.
A: Yup, a few years back WaterAid did a campaign to draw attention to the fact that 1 in 10 people in the world do not have access to a safe, sanitary toilet. It was way good and got a lot of support. There’s plenty of shit to go around, so after you give a shit about LGBTQ rights you should give a shit for clean water at their website.
A: That’s not a question.
A: Yes. Better. Thank you.
Give A Shit For Good is a pooprietary poops-to-pay platform that hopes to help people give a shit for all kinds of worthy causes, starting with LGBTQ rights. Perhaps in the future it can be poops for immigrant rights. Or poops for reproductive rights. If you have a cause for which you think people would like to give a shit, please contact us. We can save the world together. One shit at a time.