Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover

A book to give this holiday season

Filed By Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | December 08, 2008 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: eQualityGiving, Mitchell Gold

We would like to recommend a new book, a very special book. Not just because it makes for good reading, but also because it's a great gift that can help people understand why the struggle for equality is so vital.

The book is really an easy read. You can first pick the stories that interest you most. They are brief and quite interesting. You'll probably find you'll want to read them all.

What is also great about this book is that it is a terrific way to give strategically during the holidays this year. It may be the perfect gift for one of your family members, or for that certain coworker, or for a special friend.

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Crisis-by-Mitchell-Gold.jpgMitchell Gold, the co-founder of the famed design and manufacturing company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, has written this new book, "Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America." These stories are familiar to many of us; they are often like our own personal life stories. But these stories are unique in that they reveal what some famous people, and others, went through. People like Bishop Gene Robinson, author Mel White, Ambassador Jim Hormel, professional baseball player Billy Bean, Congressman Barney Frank, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and many others, including Mitchell Gold himself.

Consider giving copies of this book not only to friends, family, and coworkers, but to your local LGBT youth organization, your local school's Gay Straight Alliance, and even your local library. Be creative and help others understand the struggles we faced and the struggles we still face. This is one way to make good use of maverick giving, without spending a fortune.

After all, isn't this what the holidays are all about?

P.S. You can also read Mitchell Gold's article in eQualityGiving about the organization he founded, Faith in America.

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Mitchell was at this weekend's conference. We'll be giving away some copies of his book soon as a contest on TBP.