Second Class Citizens

1 Mar

Check out this inspiring piece of film spreading the word about a new documentary in the works.  It is called Second Class Citizens.

Directly from the website:

“A second class citizen is defined as: a person whose rights and opportunities are treated as less important than those of other people in the same society. There are many areas in which gays, lesbians, & bisexuals do not have the same rights & opportunities as others in society. We must change this now.

I want to make a documentary that encompasses all areas in which we are discriminated against. The general population is not aware that discrimination against the gay community goes beyond marriage & bullying. There is far too much hate directed towards our community and I want to capture that hate on camera. In addition, I want to explore where this hate comes from, why it continues to exist, and what we must do to get rid of it. A better solution is needed because the solution we have right now isn’t working fast enough.

I am not a second class citizen. You are not a second class citizen. Right now, the laws in place (and lack thereof) say that we are. Let’s change that.”

The film will cover topics such as marriage, adoption, education, religion, employment, bullying, housing, homelessness, etc.  I sent a message to the creator, Ryan  James Yezak, to ask if queer- and trans-identified folks will also be included in his film.  I realize that gender identity and sexual orientation are mutually exclusive, but we are all facing many of the same forms of discrimination and difficulty and we are all fighting the same battle for rights and acceptance. I’ll let you ll know if I hear back!

If you would like to donate to help make this documentary a reality, click here.


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