Red Airplane™ Vodka for LGBTQ

$870 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 23 months

My name is Lance Gayhart. That is my real, birth-given, surname. I also happen to be gay. For the past two years, I have been working on a project--Red Airplane™ vodka.

The vision is simple. I want to give the LGBTQ Community its own liquor brand. Something we can call our own. And I'm targeting 20% of the gross profits to go directly back to the LGBTQ community.

Long before Donald Trump was elected to be the leader of the "free" world, I was busy at work trying to bring this vision to life.

The past two years have been spent knocking on the doors of liquor conglomerates, with no budgets; beverage groups, with no vision, and angel investors with no interest--in anything but tech.

They failed to realize the term "startup" existed before tech. They failed to realize that before they were conglomerates, there was no budget. And without a vision, none of them would exist at all.

So I've reached an impasse, and I desperately need all of your help. WILL YOU PLEASE HELP ME BRING THIS VISION TO LIFE? I need lots of donations. I'm setting the bar initially at $60,000. This will cover spirit production, packaging, taxes, marketing, administration, etc.

This vision has always included a deep desire for philanthropy; both personal, and professional. Traditionally, I have preferred donating to causes like HIV/AIDS prevention and education, and anti-bullying campaigns.

However, our recent Presidential election, and the uptick in hate crimes as a result, have made it perfectly clear to me, that now more than ever, we need gay-owned and operated businesses, to be our beacons of hope during dark times. Now more than ever, we need the economic engines of these gay businesses, to fortify our strengths; to fight back against the challenges we are now facing, in this brave new world. And we MUST be brave.

• I pledge to you that I will put bottles of Red Airplane™ vodka, Spirit of the Circuit™, on the shelves of every gay bar across this country, and beyond.

• I pledge to you that I will target twenty percent of the gross profits, to go in to a trust; managed by a Board of Trustees.

• I pledge that all of that money will go DIRECTLY back into the LGBTQ community, as the board sees fit.

• I pledge to you that the Board of Trustees will be made up of the entire LGBTQ spectrum, so that no one feels left out.

• I pledge to you that every donation will guarantee an open line of communication to me, to voice your concerns.


• I pledge to you that every person who makes a donation to this fundraising campaign will have the opportunity to be considered to sit, not only the Board of Trustees, but also to sit on the Board of my company, LGP, LLC.

I am very well aware of the risks involved with this undertaking. But I took an oath, and I have had a lifetime to consider it. This has never been done before, and that is exactly why I’m doing it. My name is Gayhart. I don’t back down from a challenge. And I am more than happy to be your champion for the LGBTQ community and for all of our causes. Because WE ARE THE SPIRIT OF THE CIRCUIT!

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After a few setbacks moving forward with the Kickstarter campaign, I have decided to bring it back to you guys.

Are any of you capable of producing, or know of someone, who can produce a short promotional video for a Kickstarter campaign? I am looking for experienced professionals that can provide a portfolio of work.

Thank you!

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Some of you may have noticed that I have stopped promoting this fundraiser on my personal Facebook feed. And I want to thank you again for your support. While it is disappointing that the funds raised did not reach my goal, I want to reiterate that I am looking for PR/Marketing firms, to take the next step. I have some outstanding messages that I have left for some individuals, and I am waiting to hear from them. In the meantime, please know that I appreciate your support. I am determined to make this work somehow, and I could never do it without your support. Thank you again!

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$350 in less than 24 hours is not too shabby--especially considering Inauguration Day is still one day away. I'd like to send a big shout out to Dave Mohr, Jesse Baltazar, and Joan Furlong for their generous contributions. Thank you so much!
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$870 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 23 months
Created January 17, 2017
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James Hauck
22 months ago

Make it happen Lance! Please make it happen. Will support you more as I can.

Richard Henry Thomas
22 months ago

Light, love and glittery hugs.

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