IDW’s Love is Love Graphic Novel Project Raises $51,000 This Year for LGBTQ Youth
IDW reports that the Love is Love graphic novel project raised over $51,000 this year for The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ-focused suicide prevention network. Launched in 2016 following the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida and overseen by writer Marc Andreyko, the anthology includes work from a broad range of writers addressing the tragedy and reflecting on today’s LGBTQ experience.
The graphic novel project, produced by IDW with support from DC, was produced entirely as a charity effort, with all work donated by the creators, and all proceeds are directly donated to a charity in support of those affected by the 2016 tragedy. This year’s recipient was The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention organization for vulnerable LGBTQ youth. See the full details about the project in the press release below and see the Love is Love listing at IDW for more information about the book itself.
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Love Is Love Raises Additional $51,000 in Support of LGBTQ CommunityIDW Publishing Donates Proceeds to 2018 Recipient, The Trevor Project
SAN DIEGO, CA (December 3, 2018) – IDW Publishing, with the support of DC, is proud to report that Love Is Love, the impactful graphic novel anthology published as a response to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub tragedy, has raised over $51,000 for this year’s charity recipient: The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
Curated by writer Marc Andreyko, the Love Is Love anthology was published in December 2016, and by March 2017, it raised $165,000 for the OneOrlando Fund supporting Pulse victims and families. All proceeds are donated to LGBTQ charities, with a new recipient designated each year. The anthology made the 2018 donation at last night’s TrevorLIVE LAgala, which celebrates the organization’s work to save young LGBTQ lives.
“The Trevor Project hears from LGBTQ young people every day who fear violence, victimization, and bullying just for being who they are,” says Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project. “The support of Love Is Love and its prolific editors and contributors sends a message to LGBTQ youth everywhere that they are loved, valued, and never alone.”
Marc Andreyko says, “It is incredibly humbling to see how Love Is Love continues to resonate with readers around the globe and continues to raise money for the LGBT community, and I could not think of a more deserving organization than The Trevor Project. Helping at-risk LGBTQ youth is a beautiful way to honor the 49 lives lost at Pulse and celebrate their too-short lives.”
“We’re grateful that so many have embraced Love Is Love’s message of awareness, acceptance, and support, and that the project continues to benefit vital organizations helping the LGBTQ community,” says Greg Goldstein, IDW President and Publisher.
Contributors to the Love Is Love project included such comic and entertainment luminaries as Brian Michael Bendis, Marguerite Bennett, Marc Bernardin, Paul Dini, Ming Doyle, Kieron Gillen, Sina Grace, Phil Jimenez, Jim Lee, David Mack, Brad Meltzer, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Nyambi Nyambi, Patton Oswalt, Ivan Reis, Gail Simone, Scott Snyder, Cat Staggs, José Villarrubia, and G. Willow Wilson, among many others.
Love Is Love is currently in its sixth printing, available via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers. The anthology is also available through digital platforms.
Love Is Love
by Marc Andreyko (author), Sarah Gaydos (editor), Jamie S. Rich (editor), et al.
144-page, full-color softcover graphic novel, 6.7″ x 10.2″
About The Trevor Project:
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our TrevorLifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 866.488.7386. www.TheTrevorProject.orgTrevorLIVE is the signature annual fundraising event of The Trevor Project. This annual event brings together top entertainers and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving initiatives. Learn more about TrevorLIVE at http://la.trevorlive.org.
About IDW Publishing:
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
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