Start-ups, social enterprises, various groups, and individuals have turned to crowdfunding websites to raise capital for their ventures. These entrepreneurs solicit contributions from investors and donors through such websites as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo . Award-winning photojournalist Amanda Lucidon is among those raising money through crowdfunding.
Lucidon’s The Legal Stranger Project documents, through a series of intimate personal stories, the great disparities encountered by lesbian and gay couples under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) , which, according to Lucidon, “allows the federal government to merely recognize these couples as ‘legal strangers.’”
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