I’ll admit, this commercial for a club night begins a little weird. But, then they take off the crap they’re wearing and you can tell it will be a hot night at the clubs! Also, it’s a little NSFW because you do get a full frontal shot a couple of times.
Trough X: Plug VII…
This is a short film about 2 prisoners sharing a cigarette…in the most homoerotic way possible. I quit smoking a long time ago and this is not an endorsement for anyone to start or continue smoking. Believe me, people don’t share cigarettes with you like this…
‘Un Chant D’Amour (Nouveau)’…
Here is Cybill Shepard for Americans For Marriage…
I’m glad to see these on YouTube. I just hope they are making their way to people in Congress and the Senate and the White House.
And because one is never enough when it’s good information….
Here is Kristen Bell for Americans For Marriage…
The worst part about the Internet is that there are so many people who like to hide behind their computer screens and spread hate. The leave hateful comments about things and people and it’s just disheartening. Before you watch the video below, you should know the following things about it:
“In early March, the hashtag “#tomyunbornchild” became a worldwide trend on Twitter. By and large, these tweets were loving, hopeful messages to the next generation — but many people saw it as an opportunity to express hate speech towards LGBT children: http://storify.com/homophobes/100-homophobes-who-would-kill-their-gay-child
Reading their bile, the only thing I could think was: how would we feel if we heard actual parents saying this to actual children?
I got the idea on a Thursday. By Sunday, we — me, my boyfriend, and whatever friends we could find to help us — had it filmed.
It’s easy to dehumanize hate speech online because we’ve gotten so used to seeing it. We tell ourselves that it’s the product of trolls, of random, anonymous strangers.
Except they’re not. They’re real people. Many of them will be parents. And some of their children will be gay.
But what can we DO about it? I don’t think there are any easy answers.
Whenever you believe life begins, I hope we can all agree: life is essential, and rare, and precious. We can’t stop anyone from having kids. But we can resolve to stop this toxic cycle. We can wish better for our own children. And we can support the kids who weren’t so lucky.”
It’s easy to look at this and say “oh well, these people are putting this on for shock value,” but in reality this the kind of thing you see in the Comments section of anything trying to show the positive side of LGBT issues. It’s pretty sickening to watch this played out as if parents were actually saying this to their unborn child. The reality is there are parents who say this type of thing to their actual children everyday. That’s why it’s important to show things like this to the people in our lives and continue to spread the message that this behavior is not okay.