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About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission is to create a safe environment for the purpose of Equality, Education, and Support of the LGBT community and their Allies.

Dedication

Have A Gay Day is dedicated to the life of Jamey Rodemeyer. 
James T. Rodemeyer (March 21, 1997 – September 18, 2011) was an American teenaged-boy, known for his activism against homophobia and his videos on YouTube to help victims of homophobic bullying. His suicide was attributed to constant bullying, and led to the proposal of new cyberbullying legislation.

On February 25, 2012, Michael Knote started a memorial page for Jamey after watching a news story about him. He founded a Facebook page and non-profit organization called “Have a Gay Day”, referring to the double meaning of the word “gay”—”homosexual” and “cheerful”.  Source: Wikipedia

The History of Have A Gay Day

2012
February 26

Have A Gay Day is Founded

Have A Gay Day was founded as a Facebook page in February of 2012. It was created as a safe place for those that needed it.  A place that was random, happy, full of life, and gave hope to those that needed it.

May 12

Out of the Darkness Walk Buffalo New York

An Out of the Darkness Walk was held in Buffalo New York.  With a  group of friends and family we were able to raise over $17,000 for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.

2014
January 30

A Humble Beginning

Have A Gay Day started out of a bedroom office, just like to many have and do.  It was a meme dealer of rainbows and unicorns.  To see how we began is also to understand how we took what we had to make it work.

August 29

Have A Gay Day Becomes a non-profit

Have A Gay Day Becomes a non-profit

In 2014 Have A Gay Day filed the paperwork to become a non-profit 501c3 charity with the IRS.  In August of the year we were approved.

2015
March 1

Our First Location

Our first location was about 150 square feet on 10 West Second Street in Dayton Ohio.  It was in the Key Bank Tower on the 22nd floor.  It was a bit small, parking could have been better, but it was a start.  We will always..Read More

Our paperwork

Filings, Memberships, & Addtional Paperwork

Our Location

Have A Gay Day 
2210 Arbor Blvd.  Suite 208
Moraine Ohio, 45439

Contact Us

Call Us: 1-937-952-5715

Have A Gay Day is Volunteer based and we will do our best to respond to your calls and emails asap.  Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. 
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