June 21, 2012
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.
April 26, 2012
All men can be heroes. All men can be husbands.
Via Angus Michael.
January 24, 2012
Slowly the barriers are crumbling in the US. Why is that important? Because like it or not the US still has considerable influence in the world. Combine the “gay rights are human rights” speech of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and it is likely that more and more states and progressive countries will choose to not be on the wrong side of history.
January 4, 2012
For those who mightn’t know the history – an excellent TV Ontario condensation of the road to marriage equality in Canada. Please note this is yet another reason to dislike Stephen Harper and to observe exactly how odious the Conservatives are.
January 4, 2012
The fact that Canada is such a wonderful country is not an accident it is because of great politicians over the years who stand up for what is right – Trinity-Spadina MP, Olivia Chow is a fine example.
Member of Parliament Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina) speaks out in support of equal marriage and equal rights for all in Canada.
Chow speaks on December 6th, 2006 in the Canadian Parliament during a debate in the House of Commons.
Olivia Chow and the New Democratic Party (NDP) successfully defended equal marriage by helping to defeat the motion by Harper’s Conservatives, supported by some Liberals, to undermine the government’s decision in 2005 (Bill C-38) to recognize same-sex marriage–after provincial courts and the Supreme Court had recognized the right to equal marriage as well.
The next day, December 7, 2006, Harper’s motion was defeated 175-123–another victory for equality in Canada.
Video recorded by the House of Commons Broadcasting Service.
January 2, 2012
Via 32001names on Facebook.
This was just uploaded on January 2, 2012 and offers a simple and cogent rebuttal to some of the arguments against marriage equality.
January 2, 2012
I really like the usually subversive Sean Chapin’s newest music video – a take on ”Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO. After seeing ’8: The Mormon Proposition’ I understand how upset a lot of Californians must be. They really need a scenario like here in Canada where the Supreme Court determines that marriage disparity is unconstitutional and then all the states would fall like dominoes. It is inevitable, so the forces against all people having equal rights to love and marry who they choose will lose no matter how much they fight to forestall it. Heteronormativity is the new racism.
When I walk down the aisle, this is what I see – everybody stops and they staring at me. I got rainbows on my ring and I ain’t afraid to show it… (this is a gay marriage thang).
Parody of “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO about marriage equality for gay and straight couples.
Check out Sean’s channel here – he really is a tireless fighter.
December 27, 2011
I thought I had posted this when it first came out but I can’t seem to find it now.In any case it is nice to post it again as the year comes to a close. It is a bit corny but I like corny – corny puts a smile on my face.
This video is for everybody. Who has ever loved. And has been loved in return. To those that think it never does or will get better. It does. It does get better, it becomes beautiful.
October 18, 2011
A really interesting documentary featuring the Leffew Family ( Depfox on you tube) looking at the fight for marriage equality. It is scheduled for 2012.
From their description.
“The Right To Love: An American Family” chronicles one story of courage born out of the highly mediatized and controversial Prop 8 2008 election results in California. A private Californian married gay couple and their two adopted children fight back against discrimination, ignorance and hate through home videos posted on their YouTube channel, ‘Gay Family Values’.