Rachelle Maisner wrote -
This year, my birthday wish is for a free nation. There are those in our country whose civil liberties are not protected, and equal rights are not granted to all. I seek to end discrimination and persecution for our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community. Let's end the fear and hatred. Let's live up to our own standards of what our country represents. In lieu of birthday gifts, please consider donating to the Human Rights Campaign.
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.