This Fourth of July weekend, in between Roman candle fights, hot dog eating competitions and sex with watermelons, take some time to think of others.
As Americans, we take so many freedoms for granted 99.9% of the time. As LGBT Americans, we may not yet have full equality, but we’re experiencing unprecedented advances.
Yet there are thousands of LGBT people in other countries who flee to the United States to avoid discrimination, persecution and even death in their homelands if their sexual orientation is discovered.
That’s where ORAM (Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration) comes to the rescue. Literally.
A simple online donation can help ensure that LGBT refugees find hope and a better life in this great country of ours. It’s the best way we can think of to celebrate freedom, independence and everything the Fourth of July symbolizes.
And afterward, you can return to your regularly scheduled apple pie worship.