Unicorns - Forever + Ever
Today, we are excited to launch...
The Unicorn Fund
As gay kids growing up in rural Ontario, Jared Lenover and Chris Farias didn’t have positive role models from the LGBTQ2S+ community to look up to. There were no safe spaces, or places to go to just be themselves. The shame of being closeted in a world before marriage equality or trans rights, made it very difficult to be the people they were meant to be.
Lucky for these two, it got better. They met in Hamilton, Ontario in 2008, formed a bond, fell in love, and created a business (The Unicorn Rebellion) where they could help organizations and people find their brilliant truth. For Chris and Jared, people come before profits, and community is at the heart of commerce.
After 10 years of partnership, and respect for each other, this dynamic duo created The Unicorn Fund the month they were legally married in Canada. All LGBTQ2S+ people need places of support, opportunities to shine, and a chance to speak their brilliant truth. The Unicorn Fund has been put in place to make sure our city supports every colour in the rainbow, and that all LGBTQ2S+ kids and their families feel like they belong.
The Fund shall be known as The Unicorn Fund and will ultimately operate and be administered by the Hamilton Community Foundation as a Donor Advised permanent endowment fund.
A portion of all Unicorn Rebellion profits will go directly to the fund every year.
We love all communities - the LGBTQ2S+ and the city of Hamilton - and we're happy to help both.
Peace out and rebel on!
Chris + Jared