Same Difference: a Feature Documentary Film about LGBT youth
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TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE

 Same Difference is a feature length documentary that presents the lives of two adolescent boys who identify as gay from a young age. Graeme Taylor, now 18 and off to college, grows up and goes to school in a supporting environment that allows him to thrive. Justin Aaberg (1995-2010) unfortunately grows up and goes to a school filled with intolerant backwards policies and scandal. Justin was just one of nine teens that took their lives while attending the Anoka-Hennepin School District between 2009-2011. This resulted in state health officials declaring the school district a suicide contagion, leading to a department of justice investigation. The role the school played in these deaths is explored through Jefferson Fietek, the only openly gay teacher in the district at the time. Additionally Mellisa Thompson, a parent in the district, highlights the shortcomings of the school board and the administration. Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D, Dr. Antoine Douaihy M.D., and Dr. Liz Winter PhD, LSW, examine the current research on anti-bullying and offer solutions to handling gender issues among adolescents within schools.

Find out more and support the project on Indiegogo here.

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"BORN THIS WAY | IT’S NOT A CHOICE"
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"My Gay Life #2 My Coming Out Journey Part 1; The Beginning"
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Hi there, So I came across this blog loved it and its purpose. I know it is hard for some people to come out and be themselves, however my coming out story was relatively easy. So I wanted to share it with others in the hope that they may find it easier to come out if they know of people who have done it without any major fall out and without their families abandoning them etc. So I thought I’d share the first video in my ‘Coming Out’ series.

You can find more of his videos in the series on his YouTube channel here.

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"Coming Out as a Gay Arab"
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3 weeks ago · 23 notes

"How to Come Out to Your Parents"

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"Pride"

Apple recently released a video titled “Pride” on YouTube, featuring their staff marching in the San Francisco Pride, June 29, 2014, to celebrate their ‘unwavering commitment’ to equality and diversity. The video ends with the message stating “Inclusion inspires innovation”. 

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ICYMI: Burger King Proud Whopper

Burger King introduced a new Whopper for San Francisco Pride 2014, with message inside the wrapper states “We are all the same inside”.

Personally, I am impressed by such move by a big chain like Burger King and I believe it does matter a lot. I applaud Burger King for this and I gotta admit too, I have never expected a burger would make me cry. :)

1 month ago · 1,342 notes

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This is part THREE to my coming out series.

You can check out previous parts here.

2 months ago · 10 notes

Safe in My Hands / Ad for Allstate’s LGBT Campaign

The video is a part of their 2014 LGBT Campaign, ‘Out Holding Hands’, also featuring an exclusive song written by out singer/songwriter Eli Lieb.
You can get more information and download the song for free here.

2 months ago · 81 notes

We Are You
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We believe that our humanity defines us, not who we love, or what gender we are. We believe that the United States has a duty to uphold the words in the Declaration of Independence - “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…”, but it’s not doing that.

iO Tillett Wright is traveling the country, photographing 10,000 people who identify as ANYWHERE on the LGBTQ spectrum (even 1% gay is enough to get you fired in 29 States). When she has 10,000 portraits, she and her team will take them to the National Mall, in front of the Washington Monument, and stage a march on Washington. This is the SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS Project.

In response to the avalanche of bigotry and misinformation about LGBTQ people, the Self Evident team created the WE ARE YOU campaign - a simple message of love and support. Wear the shirt, put up the sticker, wear the bag, HASHTAG #WEAREYOU, and let it be known that you demand that all humans be treated equally.

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