Friday Fodder: Bid On Me Edition

Okay, I try not to ask for much. But, here I am asking for something. I am on the board of the Orange County Equality Coalition’s School Compliance Task Force. Which is a long away of saying that I’m part of a group of people who are dedicated to making sure that schools in our county are treating LGBTQIA youth equally and abiding by the laws the state set forth to protect them.

This coming Thursday is our annual fundraiser. It’s a fancy gala. I will wear a cocktail dress and heels and stay out past 10 p.m. – that’s how important it is. You’re invited, you can buy tickets here. It’s only $35 dollars for some wine, small bites, entertainment and good company.

More than that, we are having a silent auction. Can you please check out the items up for bid and considering bidding? You’ll notice you can bid on a copy of my book and a lunch/coffee date with me. I’d love to meet you! Please bid!

Monies raised will fund the monitoring and support of Orange County schools in their efforts to comply with state and federal anti-discrimination laws, safe school laws and the FAIR Education Act.

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Some of my best friends are writing powerful things. Read them!

Why my family marches in the Pride parade every year,, by the amazing Cory Byrom, dad to a gender nonconforming son who is more fabulous than I’ll ever be.

My Little Brony: A Tale of Heartbreak,, by the equally-amazing Cluttered Mama, mom to a little boy who just wants My Little Pony underwear.

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Here are other things that interested me this week:

Making it Easier for your Child to Come Out: 10 Tips for Parents and Caregivers,

Time Names Transgender Teen One of 25 Most Influential,


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4 Responses to Friday Fodder: Bid On Me Edition

  1. MM says:

    Just wanted to say it is very cool that you are on the board of this organization. Thanks for promoting it.

  2. Kim says:

    Garen beat me out (but I am glad he is so happy about it!) To be honest, if you want to raise more money throw a few more lunches out there and us So Cal people will buy them! I would even buy my own lunch!

  3. I can’t believe I did that! Oh, god, my bank account. But you know what? It’s worth it!

    My name is Garen, I’m a student in the field of early childhood education. Your book has been a huge inspiration to me both as a future educator, and personally. I originally did the starting bid, but I thought I would just go for it before someone else had the chance to snag it up. I hope the money helps!

  4. I am excited about the gala event, however, I find myself in Portland Oregon. I can not attend. Maybe when I am in So,Cal. next time. I’d love to meet you. Have fun and make sure those heels are comfortable…after all it will be until 10 pm.

    Ta Ta for now, Cathy the Bagg Lady

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