Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), with sponsorship by ChatterBlast Media, a Philadelphia-based social media strategy firm, today announced a nationwide contest that invites supporters of LGBT military equality to design its Twentieth Anniversary t-shirt. The contest will be conducted entirely via Facebook, allowing participants to enter an unlimited number of submissions. The winner will be chosen via Facebook votes and announced at SLDN’s Twentieth Annual National Dinner on Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The first SLDN national dinner since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) last September, the event will mark the kickoff of a year-long celebration of the organization’s twentieth year of service to the nation’s LGBT service members. SLDN was founded in 1993, shortly after the passage of the discriminatory DADT law.
“This is an exciting time to be an advocate for full LGBT equality in the military, and we are thrilled to invite SLDN’s supporters to get involved in helping us design the t-shirt that will commemorate this anniversary year,” said Army Veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis. The shirt will be available for sale via SLDN’s web site and will be used at events across the country throughout the Twentieth Anniversary celebration.
The contest begins today, with submissions accepted through February 13. Voting will take place online February 14 – 24. For the full contest rules and to enter,visit SLDN’s Facebook page here.