Pamela Polashenski's Page

GAY ALLIANCE OF THE GENESEE VALLEY INC

Ride For Pride 8


Pamela Polashenski's Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

This is my 8th year riding to raise money for the Gay Alliance. Every year at this time I start my fundraising effort and am posed with the question "Why do you ride?" In these past 8 years we have made such progress as a state and country in LGBTQ rights including marriage equality and antidiscrimination laws. We were seeing such forward progress that I wondered how long this ride would be necessary; perhaps my grandkids would someday marvel that equal rights and acceptance for the LGBTQ community was something we needed to fight for. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go as can be seen in recent events in Rochester with the stealing of Pride Flags and violence towards individuals for their perceived sexual orientation as well as changes being proposed at a federal level. 

So why do I ride? I ride for truth. Specifically being true to oneself. I can't imagine how it must feel to be afraid to let your true self show. And until that fear becomes groundless, I will ride.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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