Friday, July 10, 2015
I am (and always have been) a very determined LGBTQAI ally. It's one of the things I feel most strongly about. We've come a long way, but there's still so much to be done. Being gay is illegal (yes, ILLEGAL) in no less than 75 countries, and in some of them, it's even illegal not to report someone else who happens to be gay. Simply knowing that a family member or friend is gay and not turing them in can get you a one-way ticket to prison. The very idea is heart-wrenching and, quite frankly, despicable.
That's exactly what Lush Cosmetics and All Out Campaign want to bring to our attention. We've won several battles, but the war is far from being over. Basic human rights are still a distant dream in a huge part of the world, and today, we can all do a little something about it.
You see, Lush has this awesome new Love soap, fruity and glittery and all those other fabulous things. You can buy it in most Lush stores or you can easily order it online (I did that, and they were fast and very kind). All of the proceeds from selling this soap will go to Lush's Love Fund, which will then be distributed to various well-established charities focused on LGBT rights around the world.
Here, I'll show you mine, and you show me yours. Fair is fair, right?
I love that Human Rights Campaign recognized that some people face difficulties when coming out as LGBT allies. Just clearly stating what you believe in isn't always easy for everyone. Whatever your role in this fight, or even if you have no other role except cheering from your reading chair, being clear about your beliefs might just help someone along the way. If you want to know more about what you can do or how to come out as a supporter, visit Human Rights Campaign and read their excellent brochures.
As for the soap itself, you can get one for about $5 at https://www.lush.com/. Select your country and go from there. And please make sure to tell the world why you think #GayIsOk.
I love you, guys. Simple as that.