Daniel Harvell Donates Book Proceeds of THE SURVIVORS To Equality Texas
Join seven ordinary strangers as they become seven extraordinary survivors in THE SURVIVORS (Amazon Digital Book, AISN: B00DGKSKOE) by Daniel Harvell. Proceeds from the sales of the book ($3.99 electronic version or $11.45 print version) will be donated to the equal rights political advocacy organization Equality Texas during a special two-week promotional event starting Tuesday, August 27 and ending Monday, September 9. THE SURVIVORS is a contemporary fantasy novel mixed with mystery, thriller and suspense elements.
"I love Austin, and I love Texas," said Harvell, "but let's be honest-we have a long way to go before all Texans are treated equally without discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In my novel, THE SURVIVORS, a group of amazing individuals come together to solve a murder mystery and stop a killer, none of which they could handle on their own. That's precisely how I see Equality Texas-they're tackling issues that are important to individuals whose voices would otherwise go unheard. This is why it's vital we support Equality Texas and similar organizations around the country-they are champions for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, which really makes them champions for us all."
According to results of The Equality Poll 2013, Texas voters now support all eleven rights issues surveyed that pertain to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. There was a statistically significant increase in support among five of the eleven issues, with the largest increase being for allowing lesbians and gays to get married. By a margin of 47.9% to 47.5%, a very minor plurality, Texas voters now support the freedom to marry. This percentage represents an increase of 5.2% in support since September 2010.
While support for the freedom to marry has greatly increased, there are many political hurdles still to be faced. Equality Texas and its supporters are closer than ever to achieving equal rights for all in the state, which makes now the ideal time to act.