Posts tagged ‘Courage Campaign’

May 25, 2011

Dustin Lance Black Video Contest; Courage Campaign, Bare Your Testimony and Take a Stand

by Accidental Bear

In celebration of Harvey Milk Day, Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black wants to tell your story.

The contest rules are simple: Record and upload a 1-2 minute Testimony video telling your story in support of LGBT equality by no later than 11:59 PM PST, June 15, 2011.

Dustin Lance Black will select his favorite Testifiers and will make arrangements to bring his production crew to your hometown to film the story for television.

Please join Dustin Lance Black and Courage Campaign in celebrating Harvey Milk Day by uploading your video Testimony today! Simply fill out the form below to get started:

Dustin Lance Black: Testimony Video Contest from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

The first video was filmed in conjunction with the Courage Campaign’s testimony project. Black and the Courage Campaign are urging people to share their testimony and tell people why they’re fighting for equal rights for LGBT people.

Click here for more info on the contest

March 5, 2011

LET LOVE BE RECOGNIZED BEFORE ITS UNRECOGNIZABLE

by Accidental Bear

What Sucks Worse Than Being A Second-Class Citizen? Forgetting Why You AreI saw this bouncing around blogs and websites yesterday. Crawling into bed spooned up ( or spork if you like) next to my better half and decided to end my wild friday night at home with this 2 minute clip of what appears to be Santa Clauses brothers sitting on a bench. The story has much more history and depth and signifigance much greater than just them.

ALL THEY WANT IS TO GET MARRIED WHILE THEY ARE STILL CAPABLE OF RECOGNIZING ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE SADLY, ONE HALF OF THIS DUO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH Alzheimer’s WHICH IS RAPIDLY TAKING HIS MEMORY. ( SAD FACE)

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Ed and Derence, of Palm Springs, CA, are a couple who submitted their story to Courage Campaign‘s call for stories in the wake of the California Supreme Court’s decision to accept the question regarding the issue of standing in the Proposition 8 case — just to decide whether or not they’re going to rule on the issue! — and then announce that they’re going to drag this decision out for six months-plus. Our field staff drove for several hours out to the desert last week to get their story on video because these are the human faces of what happens while the California Supreme Court insists on taking six months just to hear oral arguments, and more to issue a decision.