To celebrate LUV day, Free2Luv hosted two ‘love yourself’ workshops for teens in Seattle and Colorado. What better way to celebrate than to explore and uncover what’s in your heart. As always, we were moved by the responses and our hearts are filled with love and compassion for the beautiful participants. Thank you for being brave, honest and real. Visit here to see their amazing heart art.
The Free2Luv family showed up big time to ROCK LUV in L.A. at the first in a tour of fashion shows benefiting our youth empowerment initiatives. Thanks all so much for lending your BIG hearts to our movement!! Our Celeb Ambassador Laya DeLeon Hayes rocked her role as host of the festivities and it was so awesome to see so many talented and amazing youth stand together in solidarity.
We’re super excited to be partnering with KidFash Magazine to rock the runway and stand up to bullying for a star-studded benefit fashion show in L.A. January 28th hosted by our own Ambassador, Laya DeLeon Hayes, star of Doc McStuffins. This family event will feature live entertainment, an incredible speech by motivational speaker King Nahh and lots more!
Can’t wait to see you all there! TICKETS ON SALE HERE!
How would you like to start the new year off winning $25,000 for YOU plus $25,000 for Free2Luv? It’s fun, easy and full of spirit! Get your creative juices flowing and make your own Holiday themed Mannequin Challenge video. That’s all there is to it! Get started HERE and let’s share your video! Best of luck, happy holidays and a shoutout to our partner Givit for helping us spread LUV and kindness.
Giving back is good for the soul and throughout the month of December, your donation to support and empower youth can make an even bigger impact. PayPal is adding 1% to every donation made through December 31st so 101% of your donation will make a difference! Now, more than ever, it’s time to UNITE IN LOVE and let the world know LUV IS STRONGER than hate. That expressing your individuality is vital. That every child deserves to thrive in a safe and supportive environment. That we will not tolerate bullying or discrimination of any kind.
At Free2Luv, we are dedicated to celebrating individuality, spreading kindness and standing up to bullying through our awareness campaigns, community outreach and advocacy program.
Join us and let’s create a more loving world for ALL!
Know your support will help us reach more children who at times feel as if there are alone, unwanted or hopeless. Thank you for helping us save lives and empower youth!
Did you know 9 out of 10 LGBT teens have reported being bullied at school because of their sexual orientation and 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBT? Can you imagine not loving your child based on their sexuality? Coming out isn’t always a PIECE OF CAKE. We’re delighted to have co-produced the award-winning LGBT short film, PIECE OF CAKE with The Riot Life to support LGBTQ youth. YouTube star of NowThisIsLiving channel Shannon Beveridge and actress & filmmaker, Ella Lentini shine in this production that has raised over $10,000 to date to support our youth empowerment programs and LGBTQ youth.
“Proud to stand with Free2Luv and be a part of a film that gives back to a cause that means so much to me.” ~ Shannon Beveridge
JUST IN … Come meet Ella in person and experience her latest Free2Luv collab, UNSTOPPABLE! This music-driven event will celebrate ALL women unapologetically through a unique lens exploring our hopes, dreams, imperfections, and resilence, while empowering each of us. Be UNSTOPPABLE with us!
PIECE OF CAKE has met with critic acclaim, winning several film festival awards and the feedback from fans was overwhelming and moving.
At Free2Luv, we believe every story matters and we’d love to share yours. Tell your story of coming out, experiencing bullying or overcoming hardship and be part of our THIS IS MY STORY series. Your story matters.
We’re rockin’ Bullying Prevention Month with a special benefit concert to support our bullying prevention initiatives and you’re invited! We’re honored to be the charity of choice for the Chixx That Rock STAND UP TO BULLYING Benefit in Sacramento on October 8th! We invite you to rock out, support our mission and enjoy some of the best talent in Northern California! Tickets available at the door. RSVP HERE
Super excited for the world premiere of PIECE OF CAKE at Portland Film Festival! So proud to have co-produced this LGBT short film with The Riot Life starring Shannon Beveridge, YouTube star from nowthisisliving and Free2Luv Advocate Ella Lentini. This labor of LUV is a coming out story demonstrating the power of love and connection and the importance of embracing every human for who they are.
Next stop, Long Beach Indie International Film Festival!
Check out the film trailer, behind the scenes photos, special merchandise and full film festival schedule HERE
For Immediate Release
Stand Up Against LGBTQ Youth Bullying Fundraiser
Who: Free2Luv is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to standing up against bullying and helping to save the lives of our LGBTQ youth community by rockin’ individuality, celebrating equality, and spreading kindness through arts & entertainment. We empower, engage & enlighten youth to be their true, authentic selves and know that they are perfect just the way they are. FREE2LUV teams up with Celebrity Ambassadors, Youth Advocates and corporations who believe LUV is STRONGER than hate and BRAVER than bullying. We hold hands with our partners to create thought-provoking awareness campaigns, support and produce community outreach events, and create a cool line of cause inspired merchandise designed to create change.
What: Patxi’s Pizza is partnering with Free2Luv by donating 10% of all sales for a day registered in the restaurant, including dine-in, take-out and delivery orders. It’s part of their 52 Weeks of Giving.
Where: Patxi’s Pizza is located in downtown Ballard at 5323 Ballard Ave NW in Seattle. For delivery or carryout, go to PatxisPizza.com or call 206-946-1512.
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 11am to 10pm.
Why: According to the CDC, the LGBTQ youth community is 4x more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. When people stop in, order lunch for their office, buy a gift card, or even have Patxi’s Pizza deliver, they are standing up to bullying and helping to save lives.