Monday, October 13, 2014

A great and positive video

The video above is a video for National Coming Out Day 2014 from the USA’s largest LGBT rights organisation, the Human Rights Campaign. I think it’s a brilliant video.

Throughout the world, too many gay kids grow up in fear—of other kids, of their churches, their communities, their governments—sometimes even their own parents. Too many gay kids never make it to become gay adults.

The folks this video highlights are helping to change all that, slowly, yes, but change it nevertheless. Coming out matters as much as it ever has—maybe even more so, given the hostility and danger that LGBT people face in some parts of the world.

That’s why all of us who can come out have a duty to do so, and to be out, loudly and proudly, because each of us, no matter how insignificant we may think we are, has the potential to make some scared, lonely gay kid—or adult—feel a little less alone, and maybe—just maybe—a little more loved.

If it helps just one person, it’s all worth it.

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