Our Campaign

The Give a Damn Campaign is for everybody who cares about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality – but, it’s especially for all you straight people out there! Whether you’re already an active supporter or completely new at this, we’re here to help you get informed about the issues and get involved in making a difference at a pace that works for you.

For all you gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks – we need and want you here, too! Not only will you learn new things that might surprise and interest you, you’ll also find a lot of useful tools and resources that will help you encourage the straight people in your life to give a damn about equality.

The goal is to create a world for young people that is accepting and affirming of everyone, regardless of whom they love or how they identify. Imagine if our nation’s families celebrated who their children are, rather than rejecting them for it. Imagine a world where saying “gay rights” sounded as silly as saying “straight rights.” We can make that world a reality. It all starts with giving a damn.


Who Is Behind the Damn Campaign?

The Give a Damn Campaign is a program of the True Colors Fund, which was co-founded by Cyndi Lauper. The True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves.

As an advocate for more than 25 years, Cyndi has worked to bring her straight peers on board in support of equality. As she says, “If one of us is unequal, we all are.”

Thanks to our award-winning PSAs (featuring celebrities such as Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Mraz, Anna Paquin, and more) and the support of over 100,000 members, we have been able to provide a unique voice that empowers everyone to give a damn about equality for all.


Our Partners

Our non-profit partners have been giving a damn for as long as we can remember. For years, they have channeled their hearts, time, effort and considerable talents into ensuring equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. We thank all of them for their generosity of time and expertise in helping us put this campaign together. Learn more about the issues, then visit our partner organizations’ websites to get more informed and involved.


Our Sponsors

Yes, we give a damn. But our campaign would never have gotten off the ground without the backing of our generous sponsors and supporters. They give a damn right alongside us, and thanks to them, we’re able to help give equality the attention it deserves.


Get Informed

Learn about the issues facing the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community – and do something about it!


Make a Donation

Help us keep this damn campaign alive! Make a tax-deductible contribution to our parent org, the True Colors Fund.


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