IDW, with the support of DC Comics, and who put together the recent Love Is Love anthology published as a response to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub tragedy, are reporting that the book has raised a further $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. That’s on top of the $165,000 for the OneOrlando Fund supporting Pulse victims and families they raised between December 2017 and March 2018.
Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project spoke about the importance of such contributions to the project:
The Trevor Project hears from LGBTQ young people every day who fear violence, victimization, and bullying just for being who they are. 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.
Anthology curator, Marc Andreyko added:
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.
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.