"I am the first to admit a queasy cynicism at the idea of the ‘normalizing' of gay culture, which ‘marriage' in general represents to many," said Faultline owner Shawn Farnsworth. "But even though I do not see marriage, per se, as a defining life pattern for myself, I have come to recognize that it nonetheless embodies an acknowledgment of our fundamental equality and civil rights as gay people in a way that no other legal or social institution could possibly offer. Marriage is a fundamental social cornerstone that even the religious right cannot deny. The very fact that they hate the idea of gay marriage so much indicates its power as an institution to challenge the status quo and change minds - even our own, about ourselves."
Companies that have signed up to support the event include Titan Media, whose exclusive Tony Buff will headline the event. Titan also has donated multiple sets of the Folsom series DVDs and its entire collection of Blu-ray Disc films for the auction. During Pornathon, Buff will autograph copies of the new 2009 TitanMen calendar, in which he is Mr. January."Shawn and his team at the Faultline have always been at the forefront of giving back to the community," said Titan Media vice president Keith Webb. "We are proud to be a part of such a worthwhile event. Marriage equality is a civil rights issue and one we wholeheartedly support. In fact, our general counsel, Gill Sperlein, will marry his partner Carlos in October, so this has very personal meaning for us all.
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