Some information about the video:
My name is Simon Johnson and this is a video about Equality for Wipe Out Homophobia - http://www.wipeouthomophobia.com
It’s about equality in general with a slight focus on homosexuality issues.
No copyright infringement is intended, this video is for educational and inspirational purposes only.
The music is ‘My name is Lincoln’ by Steve Jablonsky.
There was so much that I wanted to include in this video, more detailed bits about gender + racial equality and I really wanted to include some bits for the transgender community, so sorry about that.
I chose this music because I felt it would perfectly compliment our struggle for equality. We’re all in the same boat, we’re all human, at one point in time each and every one of us could have been treated unfairly. Throughout history we have come together and accomplished great things and no doubt we will continue to do so.
The beginning is about sadness with the current state of the world. We have these laws but much of them are not enforced, particularly in developing countries where the law cannot reach.
Next, is about hope and imagining a better future for ourselves. This bit is a reference to a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (particularly the year 2063 is 100 years after he made his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech)
Then, is about making this a reality and so I look at some key events that had happened in the past on the path to universal equality. Also, the main video is me walking and this is symbolic of the journey we’re on to fight for equality… the journey hasn’t ended yet, it’s one we’re on together.
Then is some very happy events that have happened more recently in the battle for equality
**I will add the proper bits referenced here soon**
Bible Quote 1 Corinthians 13:13
‘I have a dream’ speech by Martin Luther King, jr
Winston Churchill speech
Bishop Desmund Tutu
Lady Gaga - tribute to Jamey Rodemeyer
Bill Clinton speech
With a massive firework is the realisation we have accomplished a lot, those people who told us we can’t and we never will were wrong and here is the proof. This part I wish I had more time on to add bits but it’s just a taster of the achievements we have made as a society.
Lastly, United we stand, divided we fall… the words the entire video has been building towards… then looking through all the people who share the same ideal that equality is something for everyone, not the privileged.
I hope you enjoyed this. I hope it gives some hope and history… It’s made me proud to think of what so many people I have never known or met, have done for me and to ensure I have the freedom and rights I do today.
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