L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Launches Marriage Equality Video Contest

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center today launched Project Pushback, a competition designed to inspire the production of video messages in support of marriage equality:

"Project Pushback isn’t about a specific election but about building support for the freedom to marry long before campaign season. The best messages will educate and persuade voters as well as motivate people who are already supportive to be more active in promoting marriage equality."

Anyone over 18 can enter and the deadline for submissions is May 18.  One Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500. One People’s Choice Award winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000. Everyone who votes or enters will have the chance to win a Sony HD Video Camera valued at $1,000. I've agreed to be one of the judges who weighs in after the public has voted. I hope to see something better than "The Gathering Storm."


  1. Leland Frances says


    More jerking EACH OTHER OFF is NOT what we need! I saw NOTHING about the remotest plans to pay to broadcast the winner on actual television where the “moveable middle” in California would see it. It explicitly only refers to being shown “on the Center’s channel.”

    POINTLESS! WORTHLESS! Bread and circuses to distract people from REAL efforts at change, real efforts to communicate with anyone other than those WHO ALREADY SUPPORT marriage equality, and, no doubt, from the fact that the Center’s director was one of the pseudo leaders of the No On 8 disaster who in addition to helping piss away $40 MILLION, took a month’s vacation during the middle of the campaign.

    But she could be the Goddess incarnate and it would still be nothing more than a persistent childish myth that YouTubish masturbation is anything but amusement for the generation that DOESN’T need their minds changed.

  2. says

    As I can speak personally, I find online videos to be an effective way for someone to easily express themselves in advocating for real change, and I applaud the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center for holding a video contest to promote people to be heard through this vital medium.

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