IDW Publishing, with support of DC Comics, has reported that the Love is Love graphic novel has raised over $51,000 in 2018. Published in response to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub tragedy, the donations were given to the Trevor Project, the suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for people in the LGBTQ community.
Curated by writer Marc Andreyko, Love is Love is an anthology that was published in December 2016. By the following March, it had already raised $165,000 for the OneOrlando Fund, supporting victims and families of the Pulse tragedy. Each year proceeds have been donated to LGBTQ charities, with the 2018 donations given at the recent TrevorLIVE LA gala.
“The Trevor Project hears from LGBTQ young people every day who fear violence, victimization, and bullying just for being who they are,” Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project, said. “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.”
“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,” Andreyko said.
“We’re grateful that so many have embraced Love Is Love’s message of awareness, acceptance, and support, and that the project continues to benefit vital organizations helping the LGBTQ community,” Greg Goldstein, IDW President and Publisher, said.