Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Tale of Two Galas

This Thursday night there will be two fundraisers which could not be farther apart.

As posted earlier, Massresistance will be having their annual fundraising "gala" at the Boxborough Holiday Inn. Tickets are $30.00 a piece with tables of ten going for $300.00. No doubt money from this event will go to line Brian Camenker and Amy Contrada's pockets (these "volunteers" are actually paid by the donations) and the bone chillingly boring radio show.

Meanwhile in Boston, The Point Foundation will be holding an outreach event in Boston at the Fairmount Copley Plaza. If you haven't heard of the Point Foundation, you will soon enough, they do great work:

The Point Foundation was established in 2001 by Bruce Lindstrom and Carl Strickland; it has since invested more than $2 million in educational opportunities for outstanding LGBT students. The foundation drew national attention in 2005 when it awarded a scholarship to Maya Marcel Keyes, the daughter of right-winger and GOP presidential candidate Alan Keyes. The elder Keyes, a strident anti-gay activist, threw his then-19-year-old daughter out of his house and refused to pay her college tuition after she came out as a lesbian during a rally in their home state of Maryland. In addition to financial assistance, Point Foundation scholars also receive mentoring and leadership training.

So here you have two organizations which are looking for funds, one pro-family organization which helps educate young adults and the other funnels the money collected to tear families apart.

Honestly, how many children do you think have been helped by the money donated to Massresistance?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't Brian Camenker Jewish? The Massresistance gala was held on a Jewish holy day, Simchat Torah.