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5 LGBT Videos to Enrich Your Day and Broaden Your Understanding

5 LGBT Videos to Enrich Your Day and Broaden Your Understanding

Need a little something to lift you up this week? Here are five not to be missed videos about the LGBT causes you care about that are sure to warm your heart, challenge you and make you smile.

1. Man’s 90-Year-Old Grandfather Comes Out Just Before Passing Away

Artist Grant Rehnberg has released a video about his 90-year-old grandfather, who was a World War II veteran, and the fact that shortly before the old man’s death, Rehnberg’s grandfather came out as gay. He’d been married to a woman for 65 years. Rehnberg is now in the process of showcasing an art installation about this, called “The Family Connection,” and it speaks to not just the way in which homophobia can damage lives, but also personal acts of strength and courage and what it takes to live your life as authentically as you are able:

2. Australia Does it Again with Beautiful Marriage Equality Vid

I don’t know what it is about Australia that makes the country so darn good at producing marriage equality videos that go viral, but the Aussies seem to have done it again (see the first time they did it here).

This go round, it’s a video that actually closed out Sydney’s Mardi Gras celebrations and is about a gay surfer who is looking for the love of his life. It involves a number of casual encounters the he hopes will turn serious and a run-in with his religious conservative family, before he meets the man of his dreams.

Given that marriage equality has, just for the moment, stalled in the country, and indeed been barred in some areas due to the conservative administration’s hostility to act at the federal level, this video has a particular resonance. FYI: expect lots of shirtlessness and scenes of implied (though never shown) sex.

3. Same-Sex Parent Families are “Wholesome” Too

Honey Maid graham crackers has a new “This is Wholesome“ ad campaign and it has managed to do something that few companies accomplish: it has incorporated a same-sex parent family into an ad without it feeling forced or using somewhat dubious humor. In fact, the company’s new commercial really manages to pluck the heartstrings with its depicting two loving gay dads, their son and their newborn baby.

Watch it below:

4. Watch a Utah Man Give a Heartfelt Plea for Equality

Utah man Justin Utley recently provided his testimony to state lawmakers on the topic of anti-LGBT discrimination and the fact that in Utah it is currently legal to fire someone for being gay or trans. In his testimony, which has now gone viral, Utley talks about his own experiences with being forced into so-called ex-gay therapy and the discrimination he has faced.

Utah is also currently in the midst of a court battle with marriage equality at its heart. After a recent court victory the state’s administration is having to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in the federal appellate courts, and it’s using some very dubious claims that smack of discrimination.

http://youtu.be/wCJDVY6u3co

5. Debunking the Myths: Transgender Health and Wellbeing

The Human Rights Campaign has embarked on a new video series called Debunking the Myths to try and combat anti-trans prejudice. The videos will encompass the often heard misconceptions about trans-related health care and aim to broaden the understanding of what exactly trans people might have to go through in terms of accessing medical care and the challenges they face.

The myth explored in this first video is the notion that all trans people require or even want surgery:

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2:44PM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

Love is love is love. Very touching. I loved Brokeback Mountain!!!! What love!!!!!

11:19AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

Thank you. Tugged at my heartstrings.

8:44AM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

noted

6:15AM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

Wonderful article. Thank you so much.

9:50AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

love is love. simple as that. people need to stop the bigotry

2:52PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

Thank you.

2:03PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

Thanks Steve for sharing these wonderful videos.

1:48PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

Great Videos - positive - I hope one day that this is a non issue and people accept one another for who they are and how the treat one another. There is nothing wrong with LGBT. Never has been, never will be . . . . . . .

1:06PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

Nice grouping of videos.
Thanks for this article and your reporting. What you do is appreciated. 
 
I posted it to the largest LGBT Group on LinkedIn with over 25,200+ global members to spur members to read your article and to make comment. I also scooped it at Scoop.It on my LGBT Times news mashup. 
 
Link to group >> http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=63687
 
All LGBT+ and community allies.... please come join me and 25,200+ of your soon to be great connections on LinkedIn. The member base represents 80% of the world's countries.  
 
It's core value is - Visibility can lead to awareness which can lead to equality. Come stand with us and increase our visibility on the globe's largest professional networking site. Be a professional who just happens to be LGBT - or a welcomed community ally.  

1:04PM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

When you think about all the positives that come from people loving one another versus the hate-filled rhetoric of others it makes you have hope that love will conquer the hate.

Equal rights for all.

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