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“While I am called The Estate Geek, it’s not all about estate planning work. Another part of my life is volunteering with various groups like the Human Rights Campaign, The LGBT Center of Raleigh, or providing leadership development and training for GSAs and LGBT students. Providing for the next generation doesn’t have to be material, and it can start right now.”

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC was at the Pride festival in downtown Asheville handing out information on domestic partner planning invites for the October 28, 2010 workshop “Movin’ In Together”. In addition, Jeff and Kathy Marsocci provided a table and information from the Human Rights Campaign and the annual Gala Dinner to be held on February 26, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jeff and Kathy Marsocci are also two of the three 2011 North Carolina Gala Dinner Co-Chairs, the first time throughout the country that a straight ally couple were asked to handle this large responsibility.

The second annual Blue Ridge Pride festival was by all marks a success. With an estimated 5,500 people attending throughout the day, it was a great improvement over even last year’s impressive event. Dozens of people took information, signed up for the Movin’s In Together workshop, and talked with members of the law office staff. “It was a great opportunity to meet with LGBT individuals and couples in Asheville and discuss topics of interest,” Mr. Marsocci said. “What I was really pleased with was seeing all of the straight couples walking through, talking with people, and taking literature. Having the Pride festival downtown really changed it from an LGBT community event into an Asheville community event.”

Set up beside the law office table was a table for the Human Rights Campaign with a petition to repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, equality stickers, the Equality magazine, and various brochures on HRC’s efforts. “Dozens of people signed the petition to repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in the military,” Kathleen Marsocci said. “But what was really great was seeing so many people check off the box on the petition that they were wanted to volunteer and get involved.”

The Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala Dinner will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center on February 26, 2011. For more information, visit the HRC Dinner website at

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