NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Valentine's Day, Fab.com is offering a Big Gay Deal of the Day that even straight folks can get behind. The gay social network today launches a special deal allowing equality lovers of all walks to make a $3 donation to Freedom to Marry for just $1. Fab.com's one-day Valentine offer is timed to coincide with and support Freedom to Marry's new campaign promoting same sex marriage, which kicks off today.
The Big Gay Deal of the Day is a group buying service from Fab.com that typically offers deep discounts on things like subscriptions to Out Magazine and gay-themed DVDs, vacation packages and products. But today, the gay lifestyle website is putting the power of its growing network–and its own money– toward a cause that is literally a big deal for its 120,000 plus members.
"We're very active in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities (LGBT), and we've heard from our members that marriage is the number one issue on their minds when it comes to furthering gay rights and acceptance in the U.S.," said Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg. "We've long been supporters of the Freedom to Marry organization, and we're committed to doing our part to make marriage equality a reality for all people, sooner, rather than later."
The first 20,000 people to sign up for today's Big Gay Deal of the Day will get a $3 donation to Freedom to Marry for only $1. Fab.com will pay the remaining $2 on each buyer's behalf. Additionally, if a buyer gets three of their friends to also buy this deal, Fab.com will up their matching donation to $5 for the initial buyer. The deal ends at midnight tonight.
Donations will be used to support the work of Freedom to Marry in winning more states, growing the majority for marriage, and ending federal marriage discrimination.
Today, Freedom to Marry launches Why Marriage Matters, an unprecedented LGBT public education initiative that includes national TV commercials featuring same sex couples sharing stories of love and commitment.
"On Valentine's Day, we celebrate love," said Fab.com's Goldberg. "I can't think of a more fitting time to support the right for all couples to have their love recognized through the commitment of marriage."
Fab.com – the fun way to discover the gay world – is the definitive resource for gay men, helping them find "fab" places to go, things to do and people to meet. Fab's website and mobile applications provide instant access to the largest global index to gay-centric places and events, unique interactive profiles that assist in making new friends, and other features that quickly connect members to the best of gay life. The company is headquartered in New York and has development operations in Pune, India and Deinze, Belgium.
About Freedom to Marry
Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings. Freedom to Marry was launched in 2003 by Evan Wolfson, the civil rights attorney generally considered the architect of the national marriage equality movement.