Thursday, December 10, 2009

Voice for Equality: Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known as co-founder of the liberal news website, The Huffington Post. In 2003 she ran as an independent candidate for Governor in the California recall election. In 2009, Huffington was named as number 12 in Forbes' first ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media. Huffington has written several books including: Maria Callas — The Woman Behind the Legend, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, and Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe. She has also made a few forays into acting with roles on television shows such as Roseanne, The L Word, Help Me Help You, and the film EdTV. Learn more here.

It was announced on October 14, 2009 that Arianna Huffington would be participating in the Love Unites Shepard Fairey Equality Project, a new marriage equality advocacy project for which 100 celebrities would be signing their names and customizing a Shepard Fairey print titled Defend Equality - Love Unites. Fairey, whose Obama Hope print became the iconic emblem of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, was approached by FAIR, an LGBT grassroots marriage equality organization, to commission an image that would help unite and inspire the marriage equality movement. “I am proud to contribute the Defend Equality Love Unites image to the fight for marriage equality, and commend FAIR for putting this image to good use." The signed prints will be sold in online auctions through December 9, 2009. [Link]

Freedom to Marry salutes Arianna Huffington as a Voice for Equality! Learn about other Voices for Equality here.

If Ms. Huffington's support inspires you - get involved. Click to support the urgent marriage equality effort in New Jersey here!

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