Vow For Equality: LGBT Fundraising and Community Support

As advocates, allies and gay community members A Vote & A Vow is committed to donating time and funds to like minded causes. We’ve chosen to take direct action on an as needed basis for individuals. Stop by regularly to see how you can contribute to our current “Vow For Equality” fundraising goals.

SHOOT OUT HATE: a photo fundraiser for gay hate crime victim Dane Hall

Join us this fall in raising money to donate to the Dane Hall fund. Dane was brutally beaten by four men on August 26, 2011. His jaw was fractured in three places. A chip from his jawbone jammed into his brain. His cheekbone was shattered and he lost six teeth as four men punched, kicked and smashed his jaw against the curb while yelling gay slurs. Dane is lucky to be alive. And the only thing he did to provoke the attack? Be openly gay. How can we sit by and do nothing?

OUR GOAL? $2,000 to help Dane with his medical bills.

It’s a simple idea. On October 2, from 10am to 6pm at X Bar on Colfax, some of Denver’s top wedding and portrait photographers will trade their talent for your donations. Click here to book a 20 minute session for just $50. We’ll give you 5 high res jpg images with a release for personal use.

Feel good for helping AND get some great photos!


Who are the photographers?
Denver photographers Kristy Rowe and Jessica Bergthold, founders of A Vote & A Vow will be donating their talents. We’re adding more photographers soon!

Where do sessions take place?
Sessions will begin at X Bar, 629 East Colfax, from there we’ll take a quick wander around to find the perfect spot for your photos! We have indoor and outdoor access in case of weather.

What kind of sessions are you offering?
Kristy and Jessica specialize in natural portraiture. This is a great opportunity for everything from headshots to pet portraits. We’d recommend limiting your group to 2 people, however we will happily accommodate everyone. Consider booking multiple sessions if you have larger group.

What do I get for my donation?
Your suggested $50 donation gets you a 20 minute session with a professional photographer, 5 fully edited high resolution images for your personal use. You’ll also have access to an online gallery with additional images available for purchase.