7-Year-Old Supports Marriage Equality
Most seven-year-olds could find a lot of ways to spend money – like on toys, candy and video games. But when a little boy named Malcolm was handed $140 by his parents, the seven-year-old decided to donate it to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign.
The boy wrote in a letter that accompanied the donations, “I am sending you this money because I don’t think it’s fair that Gay people are not treated equally.”
The boy’s mother said, “To teach the importance of improving the world around him, Malcolm was given $140 to give away to the charity of his choice.” After listening to a radio show about LGBT civil rights, the boy was inspired to make the donation. His mother would now like to see the center raise money for marriage equality and LGBT rights in her son’s name. Donations are being accepted online.
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s CEO Lorrie L. Jean calls the seven-year-old the center’s “little champion,” saying, “Malcolm’s gift gave me so much hope for our future. A hope that when his generation reaches adulthood, all of the homophobia, discrimination, and abuse we in the LGBT community face today will no longer exist.”