Because LoveandPride.com gives a percentage of all of their jewelry purchases to charitable LGBT causes, they were a perfect partner for me and the Fly Naked line. 10% of the gross proceeds of every purchase is donated to SLDN.
After serving in silence myself, for nine years, it means so much to me to be able to give to SLDN, an organization that helped me through many personal and scary trials while I was serving on Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Last week, I hosted a party in San Francisco to spread the word about the continued ban, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and how Fly Naked is one of the ways we can contribute to stopping all of this nonsense, including the unfair representation and treatment of LGBT servicemembers. I was so happy to see so many faces light up at the mention of an end to the continued ban. I became more proud by the minute as veteran after veteran approached me with stories that matched my own from my days in the service.
I will be hosting another party for Fly Naked to spread the word even further on July 19th in New York at Splash Bar. SLDN members in the NYC area are welcome! Visit the Fly Naked with Reichen Collection at www.loveandpride.com/sldn