After picking on Amazon in a prior post, it’s only fair to give them kudos for this.
LGBT-themed films have had some relative success at the box office this past year with the Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name and the teen hit Love, Simon but the majority of queer-themed films often still make their biggest splashes at film festivals and on streaming.
Did you know that hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are on the rise?
I just watched a really powerful video that I think you should see – Judy Shepard’s story of losing her son to hate violence and fighting for a federal hate crimes bill to give LGBT Americans the protections they need and deserve and to honor his memory. I hope you’ll watch it and then send a message to your lawmakers to pass that bill, which is up for a vote in the coming days.
Congress is taking action on the bill now – but right-wing lawmakers are trying to derail it. There’s no time to waste. We can’t let the forces of discrimination prevail on this one.
Judy Shepard speaks with strength and eloquence. I hope her words will move you to send a strong message to your representative. Click the link to watch and then take action.