AVENUE MAGAZINE: Pride/STAND4LOVE Issue

avenuecoverAVENUE MAGAZINE JUNE 2013 – LGBT PRIDE MONTH/STAND4LOVE CAMPAIGN

AVENUE Magazine dedicates our June 2013 issue to a special cause: LGBT Pride Month and the Stand4Love Campaign.

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We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the team at AVENUE for their amazing and continued support for the Stand4Love Campaign. We are very grateful for all you do and we thank you.

Editorial Clarity and I were interviewed about our “COMING OUT” experiences in this issue.

CHECK OUT THE AMAZING JUNE ISSUE OF AVENUE HERE! ❤

STAND4LOVE: Hundreds Have Joined. HAVE YOU?

SUPPORTERSSTAND4LOVE:

http://stand4love.wordpress.com/

Hundreds have joined…HAVE YOU? ❤

STAND4LOVE 2013 SUPPORTERS WALL as of June 8 2013, 11amSLT. And it keeps growing! See anyone you know?

Since we launched the STAND4LOVE 2013 campaign about two weeks ago, about 400 people in Second Life from all over the world have made a choice to spread LOVE, not HATE. We all believe that Love and Marriage should be available to two adult loving couples regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. We are very grateful and honored for everyone’s support. Our hope is that it will spread awareness that one is not alone and anything is possible. LOVE should be celebrated, not a basis for hate and discrimination. Will you join us?

STAND4LOVE 2013

❤ It is Time. Open you HEARTS. Open your MINDS. ❤

STAND4LOVE 2013

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STAND4LOVE 2013

Let me ask you something…

What if the government can tell you that you can’t marry the one you love and people treat you like a second class citizen because of who you are? Religion will tell you that the fiber of your being is a sin and society can discriminate and ostracized you at your jobs and community.

TWO CONSENTING ADULTS should have the right to marry and spend their life together regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE and WHAT IS RIGHT…. JOIN US.

http://stand4love.wordpress.com/

STAND 4 LOVE is an awareness charity project to promote the visibility and rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Straight loving couples to have the right to marry and be recognized by the law across the world. It will be a picture campaign in Second Life to spread awareness and promote equality and tolerance. Each participant will take a picture of themselves in a plain white or black background then add the Stand4Love Logo. They will then put their message of support as well as their SL name and/or Title/Business (Optional) in the picture. All pictures received will be published here in this blog. It will also be promoted in Stand4Love Facebook page and Flickr group.

❤ ❤ Mission ❤ ❤

Our goal is to spread awareness that two consenting adults should have the right to love and marry regardless of their race. gender or sexual orientation. If we can open someone’s mind and promote tolerance and equality, then our goal has been achieved.

STAND4LOVE: Editorial Clarity

Why Do I Support STAND4LOVE?

Simple really. Im 20 years old, and only in the last 2 years I have been openly gay. Well, I say ”openly”. I really mean, I have been open to a handful of people about being gay, and most of them are online friends. Some of my family know, not all. It’s not that they will disown me or be angry if I tell them that I am gay, not at all. It’s just hard for me to say it when it really shouldn’t be that hard of a thing to do, right?

I denied the fact that I was gay to myself for years, even though I knew deep down and quite an early age I was. I don’t think it is right for me to feel this way. Afraid to tell family and friends who I really am. What kind of world is that, where we cannot even be open to the people closest to us, who brought us up? Its ridiculous. The industry I eventually want to get into, Entertainment, is a mixed feeling for me. There are plenty of gay people who are successful in the entertainment business, however, the way that News reporters go about exploiting the fact that someone is gay, or spreading rumours that someone is gay…really scares me. If Justin Bieber wrote a press release tomorrow announcing he was gay, can you imagine the reaction? Why should something so natural, get a reaction like it does in todays society?

I support STAND4LOVE because I do believe that one day in the near future, everyone will be able to love anyone, openly and free with no worries about what people will think of them or how they will be judged. There will always be Assholes in this world yes, it’s just not giving a damn about those few individuals and accepting who we are, and being as open as we want about it. We all have the right to live a happy life, we all have the right to fall in love with that one special person, no matter what sex they are. Love is an amazing thing, it’s what makes the world go round. I’m gay and i’m proud of it, and one day I know I will be 100% comfortable with showing it. Awareness Campaigns like this help, because it shows the amount of support people give, which makes me feel there is nothing to be ashamed of. I guarantee after this experience, I’ll be different…and for the better. I hope you are too, and I hope you also give your support no matter what sexual orientation you are. It’s all about the love.

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I STAND FOR LOVE, Do YOU???

INFO HERE: http://stand4love.wordpress.com/

STAND4LOVE: Open Your Heart. Open Your Mind.


STAND4LOVE

http://stand4love.wordpress.com/
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Press Release: 6/2012

Nothing else should matter but the love that two people share and they should have the right to express and bind that love in marriage regardless if you are Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Bisexual or Transgendered.

IT IS TIME!!!!

STAND4LOVE is an awareness charity project to promote the visibility and rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Straight loving couples to have the right to marry and be recognized by the law across the world. It will be a picture campaign in Second Life to spread awareness and promote equality and tolerance. The best pictures with the best message will be published in a book in SL and Issuu. All the pictures will be spotlighted at the STAND4LOVE blog, flickr and facebook.

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Each participant will take a picture of themselves in a plain (white or black) background then add the Stand4Love Logo. Put a message of support as well as your SL name and/or Title/Business (Optional) in the picture. If you have a business in SL, you may put your business logo as well in the picture. PLEASE MAKE THE PICTURES 1024×1024 or 512×512 in size. Submit your pictures to RicoRacer Flux or Editorial Clarity before July 15, 2012 to be included in the book.

All pictures received will be published in the STAND4LOVE blog as well as CSLTM and UrWorld blogs. It will also be promoted in Stand4Love Facebook page and Flickr group. We will take the best pictures with the best message of support and put it in a Stand4Love book to be published in Second Life and Issuu. Please Join us.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS:

If you want to participate in this campaign, please let me know. All you need to do is help spread awareness through your pictures. Photograph yourself and your friends who support the cause. Follow the instructions above. If you can help photograph others too, it would be fantastic.

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BLOGGERS:

If you can help us advertise STAND4LOVE in your blogs and put our URL in your links, we will do the same under the staff page. Please help us promote marriage equality through your amazing blogs and flickrs.

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SUPPORTERS:

Anyone who does the project above is considered a supporter and their names will be posted under The Supporter Page and their picture submission will be published in this blog. If you are a designer or business owner in Second Life, we would love to have your support as well and we can put your logo in our supporter’s page.

OUR SPONSORS SO FAR:
AVENUE, BOSL, MANIERA, SOLOEVANE, FASHION TELLER, UrWORLD.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH….

xoxo

Rico and Edi ❤ ❤

STAND4LOVE: COMING SOON….

STAND4LOVE

http://stand4love.wordpress.com/

It feels a little strange to promote Marriage Equality when I’ve just recently been single in both lives, but this project is something I am passionate about and strongly believe in. I hope one day to marry the one I love and be able to build a life together that is recognized by the law. I believe nothing else should matter but the love two people share and they should have the right to express and bind that love in marriage.

Please visit the site if you want to participate or give your support. Follow the link above. I thank you in advance for your help.

It is TIME!!!! STAND4LOVE.

STAND4LOVE

For over a year, I have been on the process of launching an Equal Rights Awareness Charity in Second Life in the belief that two consenting adults should have the right to love and marry regardless whether they are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Straight. I was set to launched last summer (Free2Love) with the help of friends but to be honest I was always afraid. What if no one listens or worse, be humiliated and attacked for something I believed in? I waited and wondered that somebody should be doing something about this. Then I realized I AM SOMEBODY. I’ve been taught that NO ONE WOULD LISTEN IF YOU DON’T SPEAK UP. You can’t just sit on your butt and expect people to open their minds. If I can just open only one mind and make him/her realize that two people should be able to love and marry, then I have achieved my goal. If President Obama can risked his Presidency by supporting Gay Marriage, then I am here STANDING UP 4 Love and I hope you will join me as well. 🙂

Each one of us has the right to liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness. Everyone has the right to love and be loved in return. GAY, LESBIAN, STRAIGHT, TRANSGENDERED or BISEXUAL…..Sexual Orientation or Race shouldn’t Matter. The FREEDOM to LOVE is fundamental as the FREEDOM to BREATHE. Two adults should have the right to love without discrimination and intolerance. Marriage should be available to any loving couple. Let’s end hatred and discrimination now.

STAND 4 LOVE is an awareness project set to launch this summer 2012 to promote the visibility and rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Straight couples. It will be a picture campaign in Second Life to spread awareness. I am planning to published all the pictures in the CSLTM/ URWORLD blogs as well as in the STAND4LOVE Facebook and flickr. I will take the best pictures with the best message and bind them in a book to publish in SL & Issuu. I am looking for supporters and sponsors in this project. I am not looking for money or donations. Just some help to spread the word. If you are a photographer and would like to help take pictures, it would be awesome. If you are a blogger and would like to spread the message in your blog, we love you for it. If you would like to join the efforts and truly believe in the cause, we would love to have you. Contact RicoRacer Flux or Editorial Clarity. 🙂

OUR SPECIAL GRATITUDE TO OUR SPONSORS SO FAR:

AVENUE, BOSL, MANIERA, The FASHION TELLER, UrWORLD.

PS: We are working on the LOGO at this time. We will be set to launch in a few days.

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