|History and Mission
WhiteKnot.org is the website for White Knot for Equality, a non-profit organization founded by Frank Voci in November 2008 in response to the passing of Proposition 8 in California and bans on same-sex marriage and the denial of equal rights for LGBT persons across the nation and around the world.
White Knot for Equality's mission is to work to achieve equal rights for the LGBT population by:
- educating people on the importance of Marriage Equality,
- engaging people in the conversations needed to change hearts and minds,
- and showing the wide-spread support Marriage Equality truly has.
We believe in peaceful and conscientious displays of support wherever there is injustice. We support the work of other organizations by providing a tool for visibility and awareness to complement their activities.
The White Knot symbol takes two traditional symbols of marriage—white and tying the knot—and combines them. It is at once a proud display of a belief in basic human rights and an invitation to conversation. White Knots are now being worn in all 50 states and in 36 other countries around the world.
White Knot for Equality offers the White Knot symbol royalty-free to any organization or individual advocating and working for Marriage Equality and other civil rights for LGBT people. White Knot for Equality does not necessarily endorse, support, or participate in the activities or views of any organization or individual using the White Knot symbol and all such activities and views are solely the responsibility of those organizations and individuals.
White Knot for Equality is a 501-c(3) non-profit corporation under California and Federal law and as such serves primarily to educate and inform. White Knot for Equality has no political affiliation.
For more information contact us.
White Knot for Equality Board of Directors
Bill Harrison Treasurer
Davis Mikaels Vice-President
Frank Voci Founder and President
Melissa Zukerman Secretary
Fiscal Year 2012 (Ending 10/31/12) Form 990-N
Fiscal Year 2011 (Ending 10/31/11) Form 990-N
Fiscal Year 2010 (Ending 10/31/10) Form 990-N
Fiscal Year 2009 (Ending 10/31/09) Form 990EZ