Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Straight Ally

Whilst browsing through the internet I came across this campaign. Although they're appealing to a straighter demographic to help the gay community- I found it refreshing nonetheless. Many of you might have heard of or seen the co-founder Josh Hutcherson in the new film "The Hunger Games".

The name of the campaign is Straight But Not Narrow. And their aim is to tell the straight kids that gays are here to stay so get use to it...basically. Here is a link to their site http://www.wearesbnn.com/

And heres a clip with the easy to look at star:
Josh will be receiving the Vanguard Award at the 23rd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards for his work in supporting the LGBT community. Josh is not just a pretty face...

Another great campaign is the You Can Play Project 


This project was started to ensure equality within all sports for all athletes. To create a safe environment in which openly LGBT athletes can play regardless of their sexuality. You can check out their site and take the "Captains Challenge" at:  http://youcanplayproject.org/
The video stars a few athletes who all support the campaign. There are more videos on their site as well as on YouTube.

Final Thought:
What I find so refreshing about these campaigns is that it is no longer just gay individuals speaking up for the LGBT community. It's great to know you're not alone but even greater to realise that regardless of who you go home with every night- there are people supporting you. Big thanks to our straight allies!

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