4 Great LGBT Rights Videos That Inspired Us This Week

After a long week at work you might need a pick-me-up, so here are four LGBT rights-related videos that inspired and engaged us this week. Enjoy!

1) A Beautiful Transition

When we talk about trans rights and trans health care these are (for many of us who aren’t trans) somewhat abstract concepts, in particular gender transition and the positive impact it has on the person undergoing their gender realignment.

The following video shows one young woman’s transition, starting in 2008 through to 2012, in a simple but lovely way. What I find most engaging about this video is the smile that appears on her face about midway through:

2) A PSA That Makes a Point About Anti-Gay Language

The following PSA, entitled No Homophobes, asks us why it is that people will freely censor themselves when it comes to using profanity and degrading terms about a lot of different subjects, but why we still hear gay slurs on a frequent basis. The PSA, developed to compliment the NoHomophobes.com website by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, may sound a little jarring but it definitely gets the point across:

 

3) Love On the Road

The following is a performance by award-winning 15-year-old NPR Snap Judgment contestant Noah St. John who talks in very real terms about the love he has for his two mothers, the family’s relationship, and the vehicle that binds them. To say John has a talent for public performance would be an understatement:

4) I Can Haz Marriage Rights?

A Tennessee gay couple, as part of an ongoing effort known as the We Do campaign, this week applied for a marriage license even though Tennessee does not allow them the right to marry–or many rights at all, in fact. They were, of course, denied but the campaign will continue to target states where LGBT couples are banned from marrying in order to demonstrate that there is a need for change:

 

Related Reading:

2 Inspirational Gay Rights Videos

Why Gay People Should Thank Mitt Romney (VIDEO)

The Gay Agenda is the Constitution (VIDEO)

 

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39 comments

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil

Wow, they ARE inspiring - THANK YOU so much, I would've missed these if they hadn't been here!

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Maureen Donaldson

Thanks for sharing!

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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

thanks for sharing

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jenny H.
jenny H4 years ago

Thank you for these inspiring videos - Noah's story had me moved almost to tears - what a courageous and charismatic young man, he has a bright future ahead of him!

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Talya Honor
Tal H4 years ago

YAY!! :)

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Lauren B.

Noah, your mamas must be exploding with pride!

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Jane L.
Jane L4 years ago

It's certaintly nice to watch this. It's just one - or should I say four more ways to encourage LGBT to feel ok living in their own skin. If it could prevent one less suicide and/or one spark of hope to them, all the better!

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Silvia W.
Silvia W4 years ago

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these.

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Jane Warren
Jane Warren4 years ago

thnx for the opportunity to see these videos

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Marilyn L.
Marilyn L4 years ago

Thanks for the videos. I am sending a huge hug to Noah. Love that young man.

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