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Gifts That Give

by Joel Martens

Rage Monthly

Saturday December 16, 2017

Donations to favorite LGBTQ causes and gift giving all-in-one? What a perfect way to double the holiday's tradition, by purchasing a gift and having a portion of the price you pay donated to some of your favorite LGBT organizations or causes.

What could be better?


Tropical aromas, flavors of green apple, luscious pears and a sweet, effervescent, bubbly finish. Medium body, balanced acidity, off- y sweetness and a 11.5 percent alcohol content make this wine perfect with fruit and cheese, seafood, a favorite quiche or even some delicious poached pears. The added bonus? Every four bottles fund one hour of operational costs for the Trevor Project! For more information on the ONEHOPE Foundation's donations, go to



This non-profit organization uses the power of their T-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts as canvases for a way to promote LGBTQ equality, pride, visibility and justice, far and wide. Every design is specific to a cause, concept or idea that helps to create awareness, change and solidarity everywhere you wear your shirt. Each year they donate proceeds to other LGBTQ organizations ($20,000 went to the Pulse Victims Fund in Orlando,

one of their special collaborations) and their website provides a collection resources: Information about anti-oppression, transgender health, internalized homophobia and LGBTQ art history and links to more information for each. Examples of their T-shirts messages include: God Hates Bags, Ask, Tell, Smash The Binary, Queers For Fears, Peace No War and their special LGBT (LOVE) T-shirts.

$29 to $44


Online fashion market place ASOS has partnered with GLAAD Media to produce a series of fashion accessories and apparel designed with donations in mind. Join them in the fight to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance and create meaningful change across the globe, as they tackle tough issues and shape the narrative, provoking dialogue that leads to cultural change. Every item sold from this collection, results in a donation to GLAAD.

$13 to $32


In partnership with the (RED) organization, the classic kitchen manufacturer, Le Creuset has joined the global fight against AIDS. Ten percent of the suggested retail price from every item in the (Le Creuset) RED Special Edition Collection will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Enjoy preparing our favorite dishes in a classic piece of Le Creuset kitchenware, knowing that you'll be cooking up some extra Christmas cheer in the global fight against AIDS.

$25 to $180


All net proceeds from Converse's 2017 Pride Collection go to two worthy causes: the It Gets Better Project and The Happy Hippy Foundation. Both organizations specifically designed to support and empower LGBTQ

youth around the globe. Snazzy high tops, rainbow infused low tops in several colorful designs, in various sizes and shapes for men and women.

$44.97 to $74.97

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