Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Stand Up!

Irish anti homophobic bullying advertisement, created as part of BeLonG To Youth Services annual Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Weeks. The campaign promotes friendship amongst young people as a way to combat homophobic bullying.

For more information on the campaign please see: http://www.belongto.org/campaign.aspx

4 comments:

  1. Sweet little film. I love the fact that it only takes one person to make a stand, for the rest to follow.

    Thanks for sharing this. x

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  2. As a «gay» teacher, I found that for once, the story is not only about BULLYING but about WHAT ONE person can do to STOP it and reenforce the belief of «EQUALITY» and «RIGHT to be DIFFERENT».

    I've just read a book, written by a 44yo gay Montréal actor, telling about ALL what he'd suffered in his childhood and teenage and telling that these IDIOTS had broken all his self esteem and confidence in others.
    He did recover BUT he had to face years of psychanalise sessions and help from his BF and friends to be able to simply function in life.

    WE, in Canada, made some progress BUT not enough.
    There is still teenagers that are bullied in schools. TOO MANY.
    So, if MORE PEOPLE could do a small step to help, like the video shows, HOMOSEXUALITY will not be looked as an ENNEMY to KILL but as NORMAL as anything in life.

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  3. That was so nice it brought a tear to my eye.

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  4. Thank you JiEL for bringing this video to my attention in the first place. I was inspired by the same thing, how even just one person standing up can make a real difference.

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