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FAMILIES UNITED AGAINST HATE (FUAH) provides emotional support, guidance and technical assistance to families* and individuals dealing with incidents based on bias; and to the people, organizations and agencies who serve and support them. FUAH is a small grassroots nonprofit organization created by and for families and survivors of hate motivated violence, in collaboration with other individuals and organizations.

FUAH defines hate incidents
as violent acts or intimidation committed against a person, group or property that is motivated by an offender's bias. The victim or property has been intentionally selected because of real or perceived identifiable characteristics or circumstances, or because of an affiliation with people with those characteristics or circumstances. Although not all are protected by national and state laws yet, bias motivated incidents might include but are not limited to incidents based on: race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, gender, socio-economic status/homelessness.

 * We define family broadly to include biological, extended and chosen family


Listen to an interview on 11/12/06 by FUAH board member Ethan St. Pierre

with FUAH co-founders Carolyn Wagner & Gabi Clayton
- click here.
(Opens in new window  -- interview is broken into three parts  -- see left side of window.)


To contact FUAH 

Email:  
info@fuah.org

Mailing address:
Families United Against Hate
PO Box 6396
Olympia, WA 98507
 
Phone: (360) 888-5291
Gabi Clayton in Olympia, WA

Meet our Board of Directors



Help us with FUAH

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE with connecting us to families and survivors who have experienced hate motivated violence for any reason, who are emotionally prepared and might be interested in taking on a leadership role in creating this network throughout the country.

PLEASE CONTACT us if you know of any families or individuals that might be interested in learning more about Families United Against Hate. All follow-up calls to families will be made by family members who have experienced hate motivated violence.    Thanks for your help! 

To make a donation see our SUPPORT FUAH page.

Thank you!


A Very Short History of Families United Against Hate 
by Gabi Clayton

My son Bill committed suicide after a hate crime in 1995. I posted Bill's Story on my website and Carolyn Wagner found the story in 1996, after her son William was assaulted in a similar hate crime. (A 1999 article about the Wagner family is posted on my site here.)

We started an email correspondence and an amazing friendship began. In the fall of 1997 Carolyn, William and I met in person for the first time when she asked me to join her and William on The Rikki Lake Show.

Then in February 2000 we were in El Paso, TX for the opening celebration of the Lambda GLBT Community Center with William and his dad Bill, and with Dorothy Hajdys-Holman, the mother of Petty Officer Allen R. Schindler Jr., who was murdered in Japan in 1992 by a navy shipmate.

Carolyn and I realized that we, and too many others, had become unfortunate "experts" on what it is like for survivors and their families to cope with a hate incident and its aftermath. We talked about what we needed, and all the ways this had affected us - the emotions, the legal issues, dealing with the media, etc. Neither of us wanted all we had learned (and continue to learn) to be wasted. Although we were already attracting others who were coping with this issue, we dreamed about finding a better way to share, and of building a coalition to support victims and their families as they cope with hate.

We created FUAH in 2001, and it continues to be a work in progress.


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