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Stunning Short Film Highlights Inequality of Gay Families: VIDEO


A gorgeous, emotional short film shot by UK director Mike Buonaiuto, the award-winning director of the ‘Homecoming’ marriage equality video commissioned by the Coalition for Equal Marriage, looks at the inequality of gay families as part of a new campaign called 'Invisible Parents' from the activist group AllOut.

The film shows a daughter sharing memories with her two dads, and asks, "Why isn’t their family legally recognised in the majority of Europe?"

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Media-shot-10.jpgSaid Andre Banks, Executive Director of All Out: "EU member states pride themselves on integration, but their governments still fail to resolve the legal hurdles keeping same-sex families from full recognition across borders."

Said MEP Michael Cashman, who is supporting the campaign: “Gay and lesbian parents can often find themselves legally invisible in a large percentage of the continent, putting their entire family in a very vulnerable situation especially with regard to healthcare, holidays or family legal systems. The Invisible Parents film argues that all children should be treated with legal equality regardless of the sexual orientation of their parents. It is a brilliant way to allow people to connect with these very real issues and then do something about it."

If you missed Buonaiuto's "Homecoming" film (screencap below), you can watch it HERE.

Watch 'Invisible Parents', AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Beautiful film. Powerful message.

    Posted by: mike | Nov 5, 2012 9:07:04 AM

  2. Ok. Beatiful ad. However, the guy was too good looking and I missed some lines of it -- twice. Could've tried a normal looking dad instead, to get the message across more clearly.

    Posted by: topher | Nov 5, 2012 9:44:30 AM

  3. Tearjerker alert! Really poignant video.

    Posted by: Lucas H | Nov 5, 2012 10:00:51 AM

  4. It's a very nice ad....

    But in my opinion it's a bit too "perfume commercial," idealized to the point that the emphasis on aesthetics overtakes the message. Is this a real couple or models/actors? It matters because, other than it focusing on a male couple, it's indistinguishable from a clothing or cologne ad- you *know* you're being sold something.

    Yeah yeah, I know. Sourpuss. But that's my opinion.

    Posted by: Caliban | Nov 5, 2012 10:27:09 AM

  5. Nice message. They stole the idea from the Getup! Ad done in Australia, but that's just the anti-plagiarist creative in me getting riled up.

    Posted by: Tristram | Nov 5, 2012 10:31:11 AM

  6. There's no such thing as a guy who's "too good looking". Whether it's perfume or marriage equality I'm totally drawn in by good looking men just as I am by fine art or great scenery. Women too for that matter. What's more, beauty is never only skin deep (inner character is another matter entirely) it's power to inspire and persuade is literally legendary. Great little film.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 5, 2012 11:23:06 AM

  7. @Caliban: Yes, the men are beautiful, the child is beautiful, the music is beautiful... that is what makes it appealing -- makes you want to continue to watch. That is the way of persuasion. Recognize it and move on.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Nov 5, 2012 11:56:13 AM

  8. Beautiful.

    Posted by: jsb | Nov 5, 2012 7:40:53 PM

  9. I was moved by it. We need more of this in the universe to help our cause.

    Posted by: Rob Zeleniak | Nov 6, 2012 5:39:38 AM

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