Kids` Cartoon Character Becomes Member of Gay Rights Group

Released on: March 25, 2008, 4:54 pm

Press Release Author: Margaux Towne-Colley/Us2 LLC, the home of Buddy G

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Buddy G, the title animated character in Buddy G, My Two Moms
and Me has become a member of COLAGE.

Press Release Body: Omaha, NE March 26, 2008 -- COLAGE welcomes Buddy G as the
organization's newest member. The organization is a national movement of children,
youth and adults who have one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or
queer (LGBTQ) parents. (

Buddy G is the starring animated character of the show Buddy G, My Two Moms and Me,
an animated cartoon series for children starring a character with same sex parents.
( As the name suggests, Buddy G has two lesbian moms in the cartoon.

"Buddy G is a perfect fit for COLAGE. The cartoon promotes acceptance, justice,
equality, and love by celebrating Buddy and his family; we are delighted to accept
Buddy G's membership," according to Beth Teper the Executive Director of COLAGE.
"While all COLAGE members are dynamic and spirited, Buddy G is our first truly
animated member."

Teper went on to state that COLAGE was created for the more than 10 million people
in the United States who have one or more LGBTQ parents and/or guardians. Through
youth empowerment, leadership development, advocacy and education, COLAGE builds
community among people with LGBTQ parents and works for social justice for all youth
and families.

Youth members of COLAGE are connected to a vibrant community of peers who share the
experience of having LGBTQ parents through chapters, regional events, and on-line
social networking programs. The organization also disseminates a diverse array of
resources including free Respect All Families posters for schools, the award-winning
film In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents, undergraduate scholarships and
much more.

During the weekends between Mother\'s Day and Father\'s Day this year, COLAGErs and
their families will participate in a national event called the American Family
Outing sponsored by Soulforce in collaboration with the National Black Justice
Coalition, and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches and

According to Teper, the American Family Outing will arrange family-to-family visits
with the parishioners and leaders of 6 of America\'s most influential mega-churches,
including Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, and Rick Warren.

COLAGE also is excited to invite families to two annual summer Family Weeks- one in
Saugatuck, Michigan and the other in Provincetown, Massachusetts which are unique
opportunities for families like Buddy's to make friends and have fun.

Margaux Towne-Colley, Executive Producer of Buddy G, reports that the animated
cartoon, sold on DVD, has faced little opposition since its debut in late November,
2007 and has been enthusiastically received by LGBT parents and their children
across the United States and in several other counties such as Canada, Australia,
Spain, Brazil, and England.

Towne-Colley indicates that over 50,000 people have watched the show's opening and
theme song which is available for viewing both on the cartoon's website and YouTube. Both Buddy G and COLAGE have pages on MySpace with
Buddy G's attracting more than 6,000 visitors in less than 3 months.

Towne-Colley stated, "Buddy G has enjoyed incredible success and visibility during
our first four months and we hope that Buddy G's membership will bring that same
prominence to COLAGE. COLAGE is a fantastic organization and can be a great source
of friendship and understanding for kids with an LGBT parent or parents. I don't
think it should be any surprise that a cartoon character with two moms would want to
join the only national organization in the world offering a community to these kids.

We produced Buddy G as one small piece of making the world a better place for youth
and their families. We're proud to stand by COLAGE in this joint vision for our
kids and hopefully focus well-deserved attention on a group that does outstanding
work in our community."

For additional information on Buddy G contact Margaux Towne-Colley at 402-505-1051
or visit The first episode of Buddy G is available on DVD ($10)
from the cartoon's website.

For additional information on COLAGE contact Meredith Fenton, COLAGE National
Program Director at 415-861-5437 x102 or visit where you can find
information about local chapters and events, programs and resources, and become a

About Buddy G, My Two Moms and Me: Buddy G, My Two Moms and Me is an animated
cartoon series for children starring a character with two mothers. It was first
released on DVD in late November of 2007 by Us2 LLC a small production company
headquartered in Omaha, NE. The website is:

About COLAGE: COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one
or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents. We build
community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership
development, education, and advocacy. The website is:

Web Site:

Contact Details: Contact for Buddy G:
Margaux Towne-Colley, Executive Producer
Us2 LLC, the home of Buddy G

Contact for COLAGE:
Meredith Fenton, COLAGE Program Director
4415-861-5437 x 102

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