This is a hugely important film to me and I am so happy it is available in full on YouTube. A film that every thinking person should see. From humanity to particle physics in one film – and Liv Ullmann.
T&T has many problems but one good thing was that it had the most incredible Minister of Gender, Youth and Child development. Verna St. Rose Greaves is a social activist and a fighter of much ferocity who amazingly ended up as that Minister. Suddenly the talk became about human rights for all people and she was the champion of that fight. Last Friday she was removed from Cabinet for political reasons and my heart broke. She is the most wonderful compassionate person I know and she is a friend. If the world were ending I would want to call Auntie Verna.
Here is Part one of my interview with her today.
If we are to listen to bigots ( such as those coming out of the woodwork and living under pond scum in T&T) who maintain that the main point of being human is reproduction ( rather like rabbits or wildebeest ) then one should safely conclude that giving the world minor things like, I dunno, the computer and cracking the Enigma Code count for nothing. I suppose the same people who suggest that gay people are somehow effete and not capable of real love and bravery might also scoff at the life of the remarkable Gad Beck who showed exactly what real love is all about:
Perhaps the single most important experience that shaped his life was the wartime effort to rescue his boyfriend. Beck donned a Hitler Youth uniform and entered a deportation center to free his Jewish lover Manfred Lewin, who had declined to separate himself from his family.
The Nazis would later deport the entire Lewin family to Auschwitz, where they were murdered.
Read the rest in the Jerusalem Post here.
Never judge other people based on your own flawed moralistic preconceptions. And never express your ignorance while typing on a machine that wouldn’t exist were it not for those people you hate.
RIP Gad Beck. Love is what makes us all human regardless of our orientation. Still, I wonder how many bigots could come even close to matching your bravery? I imagine none.
Most of you will have seen the YouTube video of Shane Bitney Crone, young man who lost his partner in tragic circumstances and the aftermath of his death in which he realized that in most parts of the world all love is not equal – It Could Happen To You.
He has now started a project to do a documentary on the subject as part of his contribution to make equal rights for all a reality. He needs funding so why not pitch in and help? It will help him heal and be part of making a difference.
You can’t change history but you CAN change the future! Support Bridegroom the documentary. See us on KickStarter: http://kck.st/Ky24tE
Thank you to the millions of you out there who responded so lovingly and supportively to my YouTube video, It Could Happen to You. Because of you, standing up for #EqualLoveEqualRights, we now have a unique opportunity to turn my small film into a feature length documentary!
The goal is to have this film in theaters by fall, as the national debate on this very important issue comes to a head. But in order to do this, I need your support. I have partnered with the acclaimed creator of Designing Women and producer of the landmark Man from Hope (and other Clinton documentaries) in order to bring Tom’s and my story to life on the large screen—a story that we believe will open a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever could.
We only have thirty days to raise this money on Kickstarter. (see link below) No donation is too small. Please join me and support the making of Bridegroom the documentary—a film that began with all of you. And a film that we hope will someday take its place alongside other films that championed civil rights and truly made a difference! We know our opposition will be strong, but we also know our film will be good. We promise. Again, all we need is for you to join our effort to not only change hearts and minds, but make marriage equality a reality for all!
Here is the original heartbreaking video which I posted in a previous blog entry.
Thanks to FatalefashionII
A sweet little short film I just discovered on Vimeo.
He refuses to believe that he could be one of those people. The woman was supposed to help fix him. But still, in spite of it all, the apparition in orange continues to pervade his mind.
This project was shot on a Canon Rebel T3 and edited together with Sony Vegas Pro 8.0.
Original Vimeo post here in HD
Love this song. Love how everyone reads something different into it.
Very cool campaign.