Antigay group accidentally raises thousands of dollars for LGBTQ teens
February 18, 2016 - Uncategorized
Sometimes, even the worst intentions go beautifully awry.
Minus 18, an Australian nonprofit that serves LGBTQ youth, recently decided to hold a formal dance for their clients. An antigay coalition called ‘STOP Safe Schools‘ soon caught wind of this “heathen” prom and decided to do everything they could to shut it down. But in trying to close it, they made one small tiny error — and accidentally raised thousands of dollars for LGBTQ youth.
To stop the dance, STOP Safe organizers decided to buy as many tickets as they could. Their goal was to buy out the entire event, then not show up, making it impossible for real teens to attend. The tickets, they wrote in their original Facebook post, which has since been taken down, were nontransferable. Little did they realize, every ticket purchased on behalf of ‘STOP SAFE’ could make a real difference in the life of LGBT teens. Read more…