**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
**Libertine Events: Standing Strong Against Discrimination in Support of Diverse Relationships**
Amsterdam, December 1, 2023 – In a disheartening turn of events, Libertine Events, a pioneering force in advocating for the acceptance and celebration of diverse relationships within the LGBTQIA community, has faced a sudden and unjustifiable setback. Yesterday, without prior warning or justification, our longstanding partnership with QuickBooks was abruptly terminated, branding us as an ‘undesirable’ and ‘high-risk’ business.
For over two years, Libertine Events has utilized QuickBooks as our trusted accounting and invoicing software, facilitating seamless transactions and supporting our vibrant community of individuals embracing alternative relationship dynamics. However, at approximately 6 pm local time yesterday, a shocking email arrived, informing us of the irrevocable closure of our account. Despite our impeccable track record and history as a loyal client, our pleas for reconsideration fell on deaf ears.
“We have determined that your account no longer satisfies our requirements and have made the business choice to cancel it. The account will stay closed; there will be no re-review at this time”
the terse response stated, leaving us reeling and 286 invoices stranded in limbo. This arbitrary decision hampers our ability to process crucial payments, impacting not just our operations but also impeding the financial convenience of our cherished attendees. Despite this unforeseen obstacle, we are tirelessly working on alternative solutions to ensure minimal disruption, reaching out personally with alternative payment methods.
At Libertine Events, we refuse to be silenced or marginalized. We stand tall, unwavering in our commitment to advocating for the recognition and validation of all relationship choices, undeterred by the relentless hurdles we face across various fronts—be it social media, banking, or legal challenges.
To our dedicated community and supporters, your patience and unwavering solidarity during these trying times are deeply appreciated. Your trust fuels our determination to forge ahead, amplifying our voice and efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination.
We vow to persevere, fighting for inclusivity and acceptance, creating a world where diversity in relationships is not just acknowledged but celebrated. Let us join hands and continue championing the cause together.
For further updates and alternative payment options, please stay tuned for personal communication from Cate, our relentless advocate, and founder.
Founder, Libertine Events