In 2021, Haunters Against Hate had the first event/convention that combined the horror, haunt and LGBTQ communities together for an event that offered a space where everyone could feel welcomed. Combining vendors, workshops, competitions, drag shows and the HAH Awards, it was a convention unlike any other.
PRICING FOR 2022:
VIP Weekend: $110.00 (includes tshirt, pin, wine glass, special lanyard, early access)
Weekend: $65.00 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday - all workshops and shows)
Friday Only: $35.00 • Saturday Only: $35.00 • Sunday Only: $15.00
Children Under 12: Weekend: $30.00 • Friday or Saturday: $15.00 • Sunday: $5.00
Haunters Against Hate was formed after some very hateful speech was made in the haunt community about the Orlando Pulse massacre. Paul Lanner, with the suggestions of haunt owners, created HAH to take something so negative and turn it into something positive. Over the course of five years, what started out with the sale of one tshirt design at a few haunted attractions, has now become an official 501(c)3 corporation. With the sales of tshirts, pins, patches, the Book of Haunters series and special HAH nights at various haunts, Haunters Against Hate has raised over $35,000 for LGBTQ+ youth organizations across the United States, all from sales of HAH merchandise.
Some of the organizations that HAH has donated to include:
Pride Community Services Organzation, Lexington, KY
The Damian Center, Indianapolis, IN
Louisville Youth Group, Louisville, KY
LGBT Life Center, Hampton Roads, VA
GBLT Center of Colorado, Denver, CO
Youth Outlook, IL
High Desert Equality, Victorville, CA
The Living Room, Milwaukie, OR
Just Us @ the Oasis Center, Nashville, TN
Center for Black Equity, Washington, D.C.
Open Arms, San Angelo, TX
Diverse & Resilient/RAY, Milwaukee, WI
OutFront Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
AIDS Volunteers of Lexington, Lexington, KY
Dreams of Hope, Pittsburgh, PA