Marriage Equality's December Advocate of the Month
1 Dec 2011
On Saturday, November 26th, artists and art lovers came together at 14/15 St Stephen's Green in support of Art for Marriage Equality - an exhibition and fundraising auction for Marriage Equality.
The event was organised by Darina Brennan, a long time supporter of Marriage Equality and our Advocate of the Month for December. Together with her organising committee, she received donated artwork from some of the finest well-known and up-and-coming Irish artists, organised an amazing night, and spread the word to both existing and brand new supporters of Marriage Equality.
With the beautiful rooms of 14/15 St Stephen's Green as the backdrop, the Art for Marriage Equality fundraiser was a huge success. Every piece sold, a great time was had by all, and Darina's event was able to raise over €12,000 for Marriage Equality!
Art for Marriage Equality was not Darina's first time getting involved with Marriage Equality. From our earliest days she was an active volunteer, and has remained a passionate supporter of ours for many years.
As Darina said in her welcoming speech at Art for Marriage Equality:
I got involved with Marriage Equality because I believe in equality. I am a law abiding, taxpaying citizen, yet because of who I love I am being treated as a second class citizen in modern day Ireland. We organised this event for two reasons: one, to create awareness, and two, to raise much-needed funds to carry on our campaign for marriage equality.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to Darina for her energetic and enthusiastic leadership, and for working so tirelessly to realise her idea of reaching out to the art and art-loving community in Ireland for their support.
We'd also like to thank the Art for Marriage Equality working group, and everyone involved in the night who helped to make it such a success.