In mid-February, the South Florida-based LGBT crowd-funding website GetGayFunded.com was effectively shut down when Amazon Payments stopped processing donations.
On Feb. 21, CEO Adam Kotkin released a YouTube video, above, explaining his side of the story.
On Thursday, Kotkin announced that Amazon Payments resumed its relationship with GetGayFunded and released the following statement:
GetGayFunded's relationship with Amazon Payments has been reinstated effective immediately. The last few weeks have been extremely difficult on us but, the final result is that GetGayFunded.com is back online. To those of you that have funded projects, Amazon has agreed to release those funds to the projects as well as to continue to allow us to launch new projects. If you or any individual/organization that you know needs to raise funds for a project that is important to the LGBT community we are here to help you reach your funding goals.
Many of you have received emails from Amazon stating that your pledge had failed. Amazon re-processed all pledges as part of our reinstatement thus, your pledge should have been appropriately credited to the project that you supported. If you have any questions regarding your pledge please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on Amazon's decision to reinstate Get Gay Funded's credit card processing account please read the press release below.
Thank you again for supporting GetGayFunded.com as we look forward to supporting the LGBT community.