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2013 Holiday Cards! Get on my list

by Jiz Lee on / Karma Pervs

[Update: Cards are sold out!]

Once again, I’m sending out special, limited-edition HOLIDAY CARDS! Past years, I’ve had cards created by designer Jamee Baiser and comic illustrator Erika Moen.

This year I’m creating my Holiday Cards with… artist Alicyn Murphy, based on a certain photo by Shilo McCabe! This year I’ll be sending cards to everyone who has ordered a DVD from me in 2013. But I also want to give others a chance. It’s not too late to get on my list! You have between NOW and December 20th to “Give a little, get a little!” (And a little goes a LONG way.)

How to Get a Holiday Card:

A) Buy a Card

Just want the card? Buy one directly from me for $5. (You can also buy a pack of 5 for $20.) Shipping included.
[Link deleted, cards are sold out!]

B) Order a Signed DVD

Chose from one of these 3 films for $50, includes shipping. (Email jiz@jizlee.com if you’d like a different DVD or price.)

Or watch online: DVDs not your thing? Purchase a membership to CrashPad or buy minutes on the fair-trade progressive porn site PinkLabel via these links, to help support my work at Pink & White Productions:

(Make sure you email me confirmation, along with your mailing address!)

C) Donate to Charity

Make a donation (of any amount) to an organization that does great work in our community. Here are some of my favorites:

All of these are located within the United States and are Tax Deductible. Or donate to an organization of YOUR choice and let me know why it rocks you!

After you donate, email me (jiz@jizlee.com) a receipt or confirmation along with your mailing address, and I’ll mail you a card as a thanks for supporting queer-friendly, sex worker-friendly, kink-friendly, sex-positive organizations. (Limited supply!)

(Or “D… All of the above!”)

Questions? Email me (jiz@jizlee.com). I’m sending cards on Friday, December 20th, so Act Now!

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by Jiz Lee on / Goals and Ideas

Today people across the internet are encouraging one another to wear the color purple as a visual statement bringing awareness to the recent suicides of bullied queer/gender-variant youth. Even companies — especially ones with young demographics such as Tumblr‘s purple dashboard — are getting involved.

Besides donning the color purple, I’m interested in additional ways to find a solution. I’m grateful that GLAAD.org posted “Wear Purple on October 20th for Spirit Day“. I’ve also checked out lots of great projects including a hotline called The Trevor Project and Teaching Tolerance, by Alec Mapa’s husband. Another project that succeeded in catching some media attention is Dan Savage and his partner Terry’s It Gets Better project. There’s also sex ed resources including S.E.X. The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College by Heather Corinna. I bought two copies for my siblings.

When I first heard about the suicides, I decided that the next Karma Pervs fundraiser was going to be for youth. I think the more educated teens are about sex and gender, the better all kids will have it  — the ones bullied, the ones doing the bullying, and their peers who witness it. The obvious answer for me in terms of sex and gender resource for youth is Scarleteen.com, a sex education resource for youth. I should say, THE sex ed source for youth because there’s really not a whole lot out there that covers nearly as many topics as well as Scarleteen does.

Traditionally, Karma Pervs updates are photo sets, however this month the update is a collection of fan art, such as the image here done by Drew Patrick from a photo manipulation of an original image from The Crash Pad. The image here fits perfectly with today’s theme. My decision to choose Scarleteen also came with perfect timing as there is a blog-a-thon right now as a way to bring awareness and donations to the much needed site.

Check out the Scarleteen Blog-a-Thon entries on AAG’s blog and donate directly through Scarleteen, or via a very artsy edition of Karma Pervs. Wear purple or do purple, in whatever way you choose… today and everyday.

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