INTRODUCING THE FRONTIERS AWARENESS & EDUCATION FOUNDATION

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to empower the NEXT generation of LGBT media professionals and allies, training authentic new voices through evolving sustainable media platforms that will ensure our stories continue to be fully and accurately told.

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FAEF PRESENTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY FRONTIERS

The Frontiers Awareness & Education Foundation would like to announce that it is a proud recipient of its first grant in support of many foundation programs and activities, awarded by The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. The Haas Fund has been a leading supporter of gay and lesbian equality on both a state and national level. In 2001, the Haas, Jr. Fund became the first foundation—gay or straight—to support the freedom to marry. Today, the fund has expanded its reach and focuses its efforts and resources to support collaborations and organizations working to open hearts and minds on the issue of equality for gay people.

The recent grant award is designated in support of FAEF’s first project, the Marriage Equality Frontiers Online Community Education Initiative. This local initiative was developed in response to the Supreme Court cases that began oral arguments on March 25, and which challenges the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Frontiers Media LLC and FAEF were quick to respond to this community need, so that MarriageEqualityFrontiers.org may serve as a local and national resource, educating and updating the community on this landmark LGBTQ civil rights case.

Frontiers has been a leader in tracking, broadcasting and reporting on the issue of marriage equality since the early days of the Defense of Marriage Act. Now, as we anxiously and positively await outcomes of these historic cases, we are about to launch a series of online community discussions, led by members of our community, providing an opportunity for everyone to learn more on the legislative process, social justice issues, wedding planning and the wide range of perspectives and impact this movement has had on us all.

FAEF would very much like to thank the Evelyn & Walter J. Haas Fund for supporting these efforts, and for all it has done to advance equal rights for everyone.

David Stern

Marirage Equality Frontiers

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