This is, without a doubt, my favorite story of the week.
The Westboro Baptist Church, everyone’s favorite hatemongering homophobes, announced recently they would be protesting at “Ivy League whorehouse” Vassar College on February 28. (Vassar isn’t an Ivy League, but no one expects Westboro to fact-check.)
Unwilling to let the news bring them down, Vassar students decided to launch a counter-protest. They vowed to raise $100 for LGBT suicide prevention group The Trevor Project for every minute of Westboro protesting, with a total goal of $4,500.
A full two weeks before the protest has even happened, the fundraiser has topped $50,000. (Donate and check on the updated total here.)
As an added bonus, Buzzfeed compiled some of the best student reactions to the Westboro news, mostly people proclaiming school pride for their Ivy League whorehouse and debating which Satan costume to wear on protest day.