2013: The Year of the Ninja
Last year at this time, we told you that we wanted to take 2013 by storm. We wanted you to storm right along with us. And guess the f*ck what?! WE DID. WE ALL DID.
This year, we filmed 25 webcasts all across America, starting in Niagara Falls, stopping in Virginia, Idaho, Tennessee, California, and eventually landing in a Delaware rest stop wearing Santa suits. We went to SXSW and did a panel on cyberbullying. We went to San Francisco pride, celebrated when DOMA was overturned, and had our interns take over NYC Pride all at the same time (ahhh!).
We stayed live on the internet for a TWENTY FOUR HOUR StageIt fundraiser, and found out the true meaning of delirium while you helped us raise $5,000 in just one day. You then helped us raise $53,000 dollars to start The Parents Project, a first-of-its-kind digital resource for parents of LGBTQ youth. We filmed our first four videos for parents, in partnership with mom.me, to help speak to the many questions that families face.
We wrote a book that comes out this October.
(TO REPEAT THAT ONE: WE WROTE A BOOK. A WHOLE BOOK.)
We began Second Opinions, where a panel of writers with various backgrounds and experiences add different and much-needed perspectives to our work. We collaborated with MTV to write a weekly advice column focused on sex and relationships, and also began writing for Autostraddle.
Dannielle moved to Los Angeles.
Kristin got married.
We traveled to high schools and college campuses across the US, including events at The College of Idaho, University of Tennesee at Chattanooga, The Paul Cuffee School, Virginia Tech and The Brooklyn Friends School. We spoke on a panel with the founders of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn about the changing face of activist work from the 1970s to the present day.
We were named one of the Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2013 by Velvet Park magazine.
As usual… none of this would have been possible without your continued and unparalleled support of our work. We can never thank you enough for fueling us, in every way, to reach far beyond our biggest hopes for ourselves and for Everyone Is Gay. This coming year holds so much in store for all of us, and we are so excited to begin it with you.
Here’s to a f*cking incredible 2014.