VIP Announces efforts to Raise Funds for Victims of Same Sex Partner Abuse

VIP MAGAZINE NEW ORLEANS TO RAISE MONEY FOR SSPA – AN EMPOWERMENT FUND FOR VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE & ABUSE.

(December 8, 2016 |New Orleans, LA) VIP Magazine of New Orleans announced today that it would begin fundraising efforts to support the Stop SSPA (Same Sex Partner Abuse) Empowerment Fund. The newly created and developing empowerment fund’s mission is to increase the awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the LGBTQ community, provide educational resources to help stop abuse, and create legal funding and support to empower victims to hold abusers accountable for their actions through civil litigation.

VIP Magazine is proud to support organizations and interests that can make profound improvements to the quality of life for members of the LGBTQ community, said Rick Lara, VIP Magazine Publisher, “and I understand the enormous and lasting impact IPV has on victims and how this silent epidemic in the gay community needs to be addressed and stopped.”

The Fund was created in partnership with VIP Magazine through VIP Media Group, LLC. Fundraising is underway via a campaign on GO FUND ME (https://www.gofundme.com/sspa-fund), myVIPmag.us, and SHOPbyVIP.com. Donations can be made on any of the previously mentioned websites. VIP Magazine plans to announce it’s first fundraising event in support of SSPA in the next couple weeks. “There’s an inherent cultural bias when it comes to same sex violence, but violence in relationships is about power and control and that doesn’t change simply because it’s a same sex relationship,” said Rick Lara. “That bias has lead to a silence in the LGBT Community for way to long.”

To get more information on the fund, volunteer, or become one of the legal partners, please visit myVIPmag.us/sspa-fund or email info@myvipmag.us If you have been a victim of IPV or know someone who has been victimized and would like to share your story, please VIP at editor@myvipmag.us. BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION.

Contact: Tyler Spencer, Development Director

VIP Magazine

tyler@myvipmedia.com

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