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Esurance donating $100,000 to LGBT charities

SAN FRANCISCO -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, has kicked off its third annual charitable giving campaign supporting LGBT equality.

This year, however, Esurance is increasing its support by donating a total of $100,000 to three very important causes GLAAD, PFLAG and The Trevor Project. Friends and fans can steer Esurance's donation to these organizations by visiting Esurance's Facebook page, "Liking" Esurance, and voting for their favorite cause. Each organization will earn a percentage of the donation based on the number of votes they receive. The voting campaign will run through June 30.

"As a company rooted in the principles of diversity and inclusion, Esurance recognizes the importance of raising awareness for LGBT issues. We hope that LGBT supporters will cast a vote to help these three deserving causes make a difference in the community," said Darren Howard, Esurance vice president of marketing.

Esurance's support for LGBT equality also extends to its business practices. The company is one of the first to provide LGBT couples significant savings on car insurance by offering them the married rate in nearly every state where the company does business. Domestic partners can save 10% or more on their Esurance car insurance premiums — even in states that don't recognize the union. Additionally, couples who own more than one car and share a garaging address could also qualify for the Multi-Car discount. LGBT couples can visit HERE or call 1-800-580-7750 to see how much they could save.

* Esurance offers the married rate in all states where the company does business except Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Missouri, where it is not approved by the departments of insurance. Registered domestic partners in California should choose "Domestic partner (registered)" to receive this rate. Savings may vary depending on a number of pricing factors, including driving record, accident history and vehicle.