$18,405.21 was raised for Equality Florida from the Love Is Love events at two recent MegaCon conventions in Orlando and Tampa Bay. Equality Florida is a civil rights organization with a goal of full equality for Florida's LGBTQ+ community.
"We are so grateful for the fundraising event MegaCon hosted supporting our Honor Them With Action campaign that we launched in the aftermath of Pulse to uproot anti-LGBTQ discrimination and violence," said Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida. "The compassion and support shown by MegaCon and the contributors of the Love is Love comic anthology have been an inspiration."
At Orlando's MegaCon there was a cocktail reception, a book signing, a live auction, and various panels raising money throughout the weekend. Comic creators involved included Love is Love organizer Marc Andreyko, George Perez, Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Tee Franklin, Dan Didio, Cat Staggs, and Tom King.
Back in March, DC Entertainmant and IDW Publishing announced that sales from the Love is Love anthology had amassed $165,000, which were also donated to Equality Florida.