Monthly Action: April 2017

Stamp Out Hate continues to send out messages of hope this month. We’re focusing in April on groups that support our LGBTQ community. Let’s make sure they know how much we appreciate what they do for all of us. Here’s some example organizations who could use a nice note from you:

The Center, 208 W 13 St., New York, NY 10011

Out Miami, 1521 Alton Road #787, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613

GLSEN, 110 William Street, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10038

PRIDE Institute, 14400 Martin Dr., Eden Prairie, MN, 55344

Rainbow Serenity, P.O. Box 9221, Highland, IN 46322

Finding mailing addresses for centers is a little challenging, but I had good luck through this site. I also recommend just searching “LGTBQ” in Google Maps and seeing what’s near you.  Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to understand why it’s a bit difficult to find the addresses.

If you wish, please share your letters on social media with the hashtag #stampouthate

As always, thank you for your support and keep writing happy letters.

Be kind. Try hard. Send hope.

Monthly Action: March 2017

Stamp Out Hate was born from a letter. My friend Milly wrote to me that she had seen a report of hate mail being sent to mosques and Islamic centers around the country. She wondered if there was a way to help. Well, I think sending letters of hope and support is the best counter to that. I suppose it’s like fighting fire with fire, but our fire is the good kind of fire. Mail shouldn’t be used for hate.

As our first action, I ask you to join me in sending joyful mail to your local (or as local as the internet can find for you) mosque or Islamic center. I got my addresses by typing in “mosque” and my ZIP code into Google search. I also searched around the ZIP code of where I grew up in rural South Carolina. I figured the more letters to send, the better.

If you wish, please share your letters on social media with the hashtag #stampouthate

As always, thank you for your support and keep writing happy letters.

Be kind. Try hard. Send hope.