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The Choice

The Choice
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A short film project about a desperate Grandmother trapped between loving the sinner and hating the sin so she turns to her Priest for guidance regarding her Queer Grandchild and is subsequently (re-)shamed into choosing between faith and family, which results in a choice between life and death.

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TODAY, you are in the powerful position to help make a difference by furthering our momentum forward:  With our aim to IMPACT the widest possible target-audience of LGBTQ+, Women, and Allies, your contribution of anywhere from $25 - $249 for non tax-deductible donations to $250 or more for tax-deductible donations will help fund the $40,000 budget necessary to utilize the talents of casting SAG/AFTRA Performers and hiring a qualified Crew.
 

 

You could make a point ...

The institutional stance to “love the sinner, but hate the sin” is an impossible trap with devastating consequences. Social isolation, bullying, and familial repudiations have a major impact on a person’s overall well-being. Although conversion therapy is legal in 34 states, there is zero evidence of any successful treatment, and is far more likely to be harmful by increasing depression and suicidal thoughts. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people 10 to 24 years of age wherein a religious association and its rejection is tied to a 4x-more-likely increased risk of suicide for those who identify as LGBTQ. In other words, the catch to the love-but-hate relationship is that it doesn’t actually lead to love, it leads directly to a place of judgement, which can then lead down the road toward tragic choices. 

... or you can make a difference:

Our objective is to ENACT a powerful not-for-profit short film project about the experience of making a profound choice manifested from unconditional love for the sake of that person sitting in the audience who may be searching through suicidal thoughts for hope and possibility.  
 

Your Official Credit Listing:
Although donors do not own any part of this short film project, in all plausible forms of production credit listings those who contribute $250 or more will hold the perpetuity credit listing as - “The Choice is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), with funding provided by [insert names here].” - All donations under $250 will be acknowledged as - "And, as a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), donations further provided by [insert names here]."

 

*Contribution Considerations: 

All credit card donations will incur for the project an additional 3% processing fee on top of the 8% fiscal sponsorship administrative fee deducted from the total amount made available for the project’s working-funds, so please consider adding a few extra dollars to offset that cost to us.

For those who would like to consider funding a budget category through our Sponsorship Donations Program, and/or for those who would like to contribute $2,500 or more via a check, the check must be accompanied by a Contribution Letter, which is available by contacting me directly and requesting the project’s expanded-details Fundraising Proposal:

stephenbarnett@mac.com


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THANK YOU for clicking through the DONATE NOW button with your generous support to help make a difference for the 29.6% of LGBTQ+ Youth who attempt suicide, of which 65% of them do so because of religious messaging.

BY GIVING AT LEAST A LITTLE,
YOU CAN HELP A LOT ~

 

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