Just got this from our friends at GLAD and happy to share…


For immediate release: December 15, 2010

Facebook co-Founder Chris Hughes “Likes” GLAD

Video by Hughes and Partner Sean Eldridge Explains $50,000 Gift

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, whose lawsuits brought marriage equality to Massachusetts & Connecticut, are receiving some high-profile year-end support from former GLAD volunteer Chris Hughes and his partner, Sean Eldridge, in the form of a $50,000 matching gift.

As a Harvard undergraduate, Hughes, who co-founded Facebook, worked on GLAD’s Legal InfoLine, helping LGBT callers with legal problems.  Sean Eldridge, who is political director for the national organization Freedom to Marry, says, “GLAD has proven to do incredibly smart, effective litigation that has really moved the ball forward.  We feel indebted to the work GLAD has done and continues to do.”

Chris and Sean made a short video to urge others to give, and also gave an extensive interview for GLAD’s newsletter, Briefs, in which they also discuss “The Social Network”, the 2008 presidential campaign, and Eldridge’s new online venture, Jumo.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders is New England’s leading legal organization devoted to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.

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Here is the video mentioned in the GLAD presser:

Nicely done, Chris and Sean!

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