Over the past six months or so, I’ve been lucky enough to have gotten to know Donovan. Most people know this man as @MrOzAtheist on Twitter. We’ve become great friends in such a short period of time. He’s been a solid source of support during difficult times, and I’ve been honoured to have been his friend through times that were hard on him as well. Six months doesn’t seem that long; I feel like we’ve been great friends for so much longer.
If you know Donovan at all, you know how kind, generous and compassionate he is. You also know how committed to being an outspoken atheist he is, and how openly he supports and fights for marriage equality everywhere. I know marriage equality is an issue that matters to him more than most.
So, today is his birthday in Australia (his birthday is technically tomorrow here) and he is currently sleeping. I thought it would be cool for him to wake up on his birthday to us having raised some dough for an issue that means a lot to him. I can’t really pop by with a gift-wrapped lightsaber or stormtrooper helmet, so I thought this would be the best way to give him a gift on his birthday.
I’ve put together a Gofundraise.com.au campaign to raise 500 Aussie bucks for the Australian Marriage Equality organization. I’m asking you to help us reach $500 in donations for this worthy cause in honour of our favourite Aussie heathen, MrOzAtheist. If you adore him as much as I do, make this day extra special for him. Even if you can only spare a buck, every dollar counts.
Happy birthday, Donovan. I hope this day turns out to be one of the best days ever!