Philanthropy

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Zack Kauffman Fund

Published January 18, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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The majority of society feels like it is living on a perilous financial ledge, as of late. Expenses rise. Salaries stay the same…or even worse, decrease. One disaster could put many of us on the streets or, perhaps even worse – back on our parents’ couches! Thus, it seems ever more important to lend a hand when we can…even if it is just a couple of dollars.

Zack Kauffman, one of the brilliantly creative minds behind Atomic Cotton, has recently incurred some major medical expenses and is need of the horror community’s assistance. He and his wife, Erica, are great people and I’m sure that even that loose change that is jingling softly in your apartment’s corners would truly help them out.

https://www.gofundme.com/kauffman-emergency-help-fund

Or…if you are still being haunted by those holiday gift cards, purchasing a t-shirt from https://atomiccotton.com/ would also surely put an ease on their monetary burdens.

Thanks for everyone’s thoughtful consideration and wishes for a super healthy and incredibly creative year for all.

SWEET love and pink GRUE,

Big Gay Horror Fan

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Clemency for David Barren

Published May 14, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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Truth: One of my biggest fears is the thought of being locked up in prison for something I didn’t do or for some unimaginably minor offense.

Therefore, I just had to sign the petition for clemency for David Barren, a man given life for a drug conspiracy charge. If you’re someone else who feels a bit of a twinge whenever a cop car slows down in your vicinity or feels compelled towards simple human justice, you might want to take a look at the petition and sign it, yourself.

https://www.change.org/p/president-barack-obama-clemency-for-david-m-barren-serving-life-without-parole-for-a-non-violent-drug-offense

Thanks in advance, and as always, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Help Horror Literature Live!

Published June 12, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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I know you love the spooky, but if you, also, adore terror literature and reference books and have an extra dollar or two rolling around in your pockets – then you might want to consider a little philanthropy, as well.

Bucket O Blood Books in Chicago, which is devoted to genre literature, is facing a financial crisis and may have to shut its doors.

The owners believe that even a dollar or two could help them at this venture.

Check out their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bucket-O-Blood-Books-and-Records and if you feel motivated to contribute visit their campaign at http://igg.me/at/bobmove.

Local residents can, also, contribute at the store, itself.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Help Out Bucket O’ Blood Books!

Published May 28, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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This is so simple. You could even do it while fighting off a zombie apocalypse or that lecherous neighbor. (Six of one, half dozen the other, right?)

Chicago’s awesome Bucket O’ Blood Books has been offering up scary literature frights and punk rock madness to the willing denizens of the Midwest for awhile. Now, they have an opportunity to make their frightening dream even bigger with a Mission Main Street Grant.

They need 250 votes to apply, though. That’s where your easy version of assistance comes in. Click on the link, below, and show ’em how generous terror lovers can be.

https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/b/25549

You can find out more information about this wordy institution at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bucket-O-Blood-Books-and-Records, as well.

Thanks…and until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Hobo With A Trash Can Charity Event!

Published April 24, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Compassion thy name is Grindhouse!

Clare “Fluff” Llewellyn, one of the visionary forces behind the anthology Hobo With A Trash Can, wherein a homeless man discovers stories of horror among the refuse, is planning a blowout charity event and food drive for the film’s premiere.

The film, featuring scary segments from Llewellyn and 7 others including Christopher Kahler, Steven Grainger, Lloyd James Emmons, Kyle Leonard, Mark Charles Adams, Vincent Marshall and (Big Gay Horror Fan favorite) Tonjia Atomic, will make its debut in Chicago on June 14th, 2015 at the Patio Theater. More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/974440952568158/.

Llewellyn, who is still looking for raffle items and other forms of event assistance, can be contacted at http://www.twitter.com/trashanthology. Meanwhile, the film’s official site is http://hobowithatrashcan.wix.com/hobowithatrashcan.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Help Out a Fellow Horror Kid!

Published April 14, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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If you’ve read the (award winning) film criticism anthologies Horror 101 or Hidden Horror, you are probably familiar with the concise, beautifully articulated words of transgendered writer Christianne Benedict. This woman’s love of genre film is strong and it shows in her passionate pieces.

Christianne is, also, one of the transgendered community’s strongest advocates. Therefore, being in a position to ask for help as opposed to giving it, is probably very strange for her. In fact, it isn’t Christianne who is doing the asking in her time of need. Her best friend has put together a Go Fund Me campaign for her. This, surely, has to say something about how powerful Christianne’s actions have been in her rural Missouri community.

But, carless (as pictured above) and on the brink of losing her house, Christianne could definitely use your support now. I bet even a dollar or two could go along way to putting a halt to certain disaster.

… and as a fellow writer friend (and the editor of the previously mentioned Horror 101 and Hidden Horror), Aaron Christensen, pointed out, if a bigoted pizza establishment in Indiana can raise untold funds, then an advocate, who is truly worthy of such an outpouring, should be able to, as well.

To take a more in-depth look at Benedict’s story or to (hopefully) donate, please visit the link, below:

http://www.gofundme.com/rtn2j7g

Thanks for your consideration!

SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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What to do about Indiana!?!

Published March 28, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Got some free time this afternoon and wondering what to do with that rage over Governor Pence passing the Religious Freedom Act in the state of Indiana? Well, you could build a dollhouse out of the bloody shards of your cuticles…or you could make your voice be heard.

Here are some suggestions, passed along the grapevine, by authors/political activists like Kathie Berqquist and Achy Obejas:

“:RE: INDIANA: Outraged?…. Here are some numbers to call…. Were you Greek in college? Call up the Indianapolis-based North-American Interfraternity Conference (317.872.1112) and let them know your outrage. A Pacers fan? Call 317.917.2500. A Colts fan? Call 317.297.2658. Do you use Prozac or Cialis? Call Indianapolis-based drug maker Eli Lilly (317.276.2000) and let them know you’ll be asking your doctor about other options. Maybe you’re celebrity-obsessed and want to call 212.975.3820 and ask Kim Izzo-Emmet, director of publicity for The Late Show with David Letterman, that Dave scold his native state on national television. Or maybe you’re old-school and just want to call the Indiana Office of Tourism (317.602.6641) or the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (317.464.2222). Or tweet them at @VisitIndiana. But make a call or tweet or two or ten during your lunch break. Do something. The audacity of a state that calls itself “the crossroads of America”!” BOYCOTT: The 2015 Final Four takes place April 4th and April 6th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. BOYCOTT because Pence signed RFRA.”

Well, get busy!

…and until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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