Friday, October 26, 2012

Know Your LGBT History - Trevor

Trevor (1994) is an Academy Award-winning short film about a gay 13-year-old boy who attempts suicide because of how he is treated. It still holds up after all of these years and personally, I think it should be required viewing in schools.

Trevor inspired the creation of the Trevor Project, a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Editor's note - For those who are interested, Trevor does have a happy ending. Sorry if I ruined it for you but those who read these Know Your LGBT History segments know that when I focus on movies, I always feel it's more important to emphasize when a gay-themed movie has a happy ending. Goodness knows we catch enough hell from real life than to sit through a gay-themed movie with a sad ending.)

Past Know Your LGBT History posts:

'Romney's meanspirited comments about gay families' and other Friday midday news briefs

Equal rights vs. going to hell - marriage equality fight in Maryland

You can tell that the marriage equality vote in Maryland is going to be wild and both sides are going all out for the African-American vote on Nov. 6.

The following is an ad put out by the anti-marriage equality group the Maryland Marriage Alliance featuring Alveda King, Martin Luther King, Jr's niece:

(Editor's note - Other than being the niece of Dr. King, Alveda King has never really contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.)

And this ad is from Marylanders for Marriage Equality:

So I guess it's a question of equality and fairness or listening to a phony civil rights leader so you don't "go to hell."

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