Sunday, January 22, 2012

Second Class Citizens


I have a series of posts coming up and I knew that this post could not wait until I had finished those posts. Some of you may have already seen this, but in case you haven't, it is worth watching. I have been in the process today of catching up on emails and blogs. This was posted Friday on Break the Illusion Blog by Davey Wavey. Here is how he described it:
The clip is a trailer for a film to be created by Ryan James Yezak – with the bulk of the funding coming a fundraising appeal on kickstarter. Ryan set a goal of $50,000 to produce the film – and, to date, he’s raised more than $137,000 from more than 3,300 individuals.
Watching the clip, you can’t help but be in awe of how far we – as a movement – have come. And at the same time, it’s abundantly clear that we still have a long ways yet to go. We’ll get there, one heart at a time.
When I had finished watching this video, I had tears in my eyes. I don't know how someone could not be moved by this.
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If you are currently being discriminated against and would like to be considered as a subject for the documentary, please email Ryan: ryanyezak@gmail.com
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2 comments:

fan of casey said...

Joe: What hits me after watching this video is knowing that lots of people sacrificed at great personal peril to get us to where we are today.

It also reminds us that we have to do our part in changing the negative stereotype that still lingers -- and that may mean just changing one heart at a time via our personal interactions. You don't have to march in parades or participate in public demonstrations -- but at minimum, act as a personal ambassador to counteract the demonizing of our side by showing a positive face.

It bothers me that some of our own kind remain silent, waiting for others to create a more welcoming environment. These people who reject to identify with the GLBT community because they fear being swept in with the negative stereotypes -- do little to counteract the negative views, and thus help perpetuate the fear they live in.

Chris said...

I am just going to be emotional about it... This was awe-inspiring. I didn't have tears in my eyes, I pretty much started weeping halfway through the video...