Press Release: ZACH WAHLS GUEST OF HONOR AT LOVE HONOR CHERISH FOUNDATION BENEFIT
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ZACH WAHLS GUEST OF HONOR AT LOVE HONOR CHERISH FOUNDATION BENEFIT
Los Angeles (January 18, 2012)—
Zach Wahls will come to San Francisco on Sunday, January 22, in support of Love Honor Cherish Foundation and NOH8 Campaign’s new viral public education campaign. The twenty-year-old son of a same-sex couple who proudly testified in a public hearing regarding a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa became a social media sensation just hours after his speech was posted on YouTube. To date, the video now has close to twenty million views and became YouTube’s #1 political video of the year in 2011 since it launched one year ago.
“I’m excited to come to San Francisco and speak about my family and the inequality of denying marriage in California where gays and lesbians still wait since the passing of Proposition 8 in 2008,” said Wahls.
In a bold move to drive marriage equality forward, Love Honor Cherish Foundation and NOH8 Campaign have teamed up to launch a new viral public education campaign to encourage activists to tell their stories about why we should have marriage equality today and the impact that waiting has had on the lives of LGBT families.
The benefit and launch will take place at Vessel-San Francisco from 6-11 pm on January 22. Wahls, as well as NOH8 Co-Founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley will be in attendance for the special event.
Limited tickets available at: www.reasontoparty.org/confession
About Love Honor Cherish Foundation
Love Honor Cherish Foundation educates the public about LGBT equality and the impact that denying marriage equality has on society and its harm to LGBT families. With its coalition partners, Love Honor Cherish Foundation had over one million conversations with Californians to change hearts and minds and is dedicated to leading the marriage equality effort with a new generation of leadership.
About NOH8 Campaign
The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. Three years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 20,000 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate.
About Reason to Party
Reason to Party harnesses the power of social media and personal networks to bring together young professionals for spectacular parties that support good causes. Reason to Party has become one of California’s hottest young charities, which has garnered the attention of Forbes Magazine, NBC, and even Former SF Mayor Gavin Newsom, who declared a “Reason to Party Day” in San Francisco.