Activists on the other side of the spectrum have responded, while trying to distance themselves from being reactionary, have started their own crowd funding project which aims to support homeless LGBTQ youth.
#Pizza4Equality, a GoFundMe campaign which by press time has collected just over $80 K, is hoping to reach their own goal of $840K.
“There is much disgust and consternation in the LGBT community over a viral fundraiser effort, that has as of this writing, earned $842,387. Many have lamented, “If only our cause could raise that much money that fast,” read’s the message from the campaigns founder Scott Wooledge. “I’m an dreamer, but I say yes, we can!”
All proceeds from the campaign go to The True Colors Fund, a nonprofit which works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. The organization was founded by recording artist Cyndi Lauper and has been helping to promote the #pizza4equality campaign.