What do you do for charity (gay and otherwise)? What do you do for social justice?

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    Aug 12, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Also what do you feel makes your life meaningful?
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    Aug 12, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    I donate to Right-To-Die organizations. To see the day come sooner when people can end their lives in controlled and peaceful means instead of dragging life out miserably for months or years ending in a painful and random death.

    I figure the more taboo the cause, the less charity money they get. Fucking sick kids get all the sympathy & cash.

    Yes, sir. I give to the needy, not the greedy. mmm hmm tha's right.

    Cuz ya see baby, when ya lackin', ya LOSIN'!

    And I'm out the DOO'!!

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    Aug 12, 2011 11:25 AM GMT
    Volunteer with Special Olympics, best part of my week icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 12, 2011 12:01 PM GMT
    Innocence Project
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    Aug 12, 2011 12:07 PM GMT
    I work for a non profit company and they ask us to contribute back by donations and volunteer time. So i do that.
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    Aug 12, 2011 12:24 PM GMT
    I live my life productively. The best charity is to not become a burden on the rest of society.
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    Aug 12, 2011 12:31 PM GMT
    I'm running the Chicago marathon this October to raise money for a charity that does horse riding therapy for those with physical, cognitive and social disabilities. Raised just over $5,000 so far.
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    Aug 12, 2011 12:32 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidI live my life productively. The best charity is to not become a burden on the rest of society.


    Are you saying that people who receive help from charities are burdens on society?
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    Aug 12, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    I feed the homeless. I usually buy the end of the day things that supermarkets are gonna throw out and get on a small U-haul and spread the wealth of food to them without causing much attention. Because feeding them is a crime here in Orlando, according to the mayor.icon_rolleyes.gif

    I wish I could do more but my time is very limited.
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    Aug 12, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    I work for a not for profit that has two charities within it. I donate to some gay charities. I protested for No on Prop 8

    Here is me being a social agitator. I look terrible in the picture.

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    Aug 12, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    Special Olympics & Hear the World

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    Aug 12, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    Social reintegration programme, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre,
    hands-on volunteer for church social and fundraising events, help prep
    breakfast at a mission week-ends, gardener (and sometimes butler for
    receptions) for an ageing religious fraternity, and occassional security or
    bartending at big gay "charity" events, also occasionally help out mates'
    environmental initiative when they're in a bind and will cover travel costs.

    I sleep deep.
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    Aug 12, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    Feed the Children,
    I was a part of ACT UP in SF.

    I work for APLA in the 90's.

    I read to and tutor inner-city kids here in Atlanta.

    That's about it.
  • FRE0

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    Aug 12, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    I'm a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In addition, I donate to the Red Cross and a few other charitable organizations. Probably I should be doing some volunteer work, but at the moment, I am not.
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    Aug 12, 2011 6:30 PM GMT
    I donate to Red Cross, despite some reservations, and AmFAR. I also give money to a local AIDS organization a couple of times a year. I used to do more volunteering but my work schedule has cut into that and I started disliking some of the politics involved in that sort of thing.
  • dancedancekj

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    Aug 12, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    When in school, I would volunteer for a dental clinic for underserved populations. I hope to continue the tradition of that, since there is a lot of need out there for even the most basic dental care.
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    Aug 12, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    Volunteer at a high school, mentoring journalism students, about 6 hrs. a week.
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    Aug 12, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidAlso what do you feel makes your life meaningful?


    charity: volunteer with shelter for the homeless in nyc
    volunteer weekly with providing a hot meal to the homeless with a church program

    social justice: i call out bigots... when i'm in the mood.

    life meaningful: sharing the love of Christ.
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    Aug 12, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    I donate a little to the Prostate Cancer Foundation every now and then.
  • Musicman91

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    Aug 12, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    I help out at the Special Olympics and help feed the poor once every month at a local church.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 12, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    Donate to various charities,environmental,mental heath,gay men;running to raise funds,etc.;and help out my neighbours when they need it!
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    Aug 12, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    dancedancekj saidWhen in school, I would volunteer for a dental clinic for underserved populations. I hope to continue the tradition of that, since there is a lot of need out there for even the most basic dental care.

    Agree.
    I think professionals would contribute the most by volunteering their time in their own field.
    I volunteer in the local specialty clinic (at no charge to the patient from me but the clinic gets the most basic reimbursement from medical assistance). That's probably worth a lot more than any monetary donation I've made.