Beginning with his efforts in February 2006 to save gay landmarks the Coast Inn and the Boom Boom Room in Laguna Beach, California, Fred turned LGBTQ activism upside down with his aggressive approach toward the funders and adversaries of equality for all.
In May 2008, Fred started Californians Against Hate to “out” the major contributors to California’s $84 million Proposition 8 campaign, which was put on the ballot that year, to end California’s recently enacted same-sex marriage law.
Fred led boycotts of five of the major financial backers of Prop 8, settling four of them after company owners apologized and gave a like amount of money to LGBTQ civil rights organizations.
Fred discovered that the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) were running and their members funding the Yes on Prop 8 Campaign. He went on to file multiple sworn complaints against the Mormon Church and their “front group” the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) in six states for money laundering and election fraud. All of these investigations from Maine to Hawaii led to guilty findings by state governmental ethics offices.
Read, watch and listen to much of what Fred did by singlehandedly taking on these huge organizations and billionaire donors to stop the money from flowing in to harm the LGBTQ community, especially the vulnerable youth.