This was actually quite wonderful and touching, especially from the beginning until 1:30. But how about a more inclusive rewrite for the 1:30 to 2:00 minute stretch, because we don't all just contribute to art and culture: "God needed a soldier who would protect the freedom of those that too often wouldn't protect him, and keep harm from those who would do him harm; a hard worker to help sustain the world, even if that world didn't always try to raise him up; a great communicator, to speak of courage and love even as he was often regarded with deafening silence or angry shouts; an artist to make the lives around him more beautiful, even as his was so often made ugly; and a father and mentor to be all those things every day for children who would one day be able to grow old in a world that was more peaceful, more sustaining, more courageous, more loving, more beautiful. So God...made a gay man."
Posted by: Stefan | Feb 14, 2013 3:41:20 PM
SO.... who made a lesbian?
Posted by: Tessie Tura | Feb 14, 2013 3:48:58 PM
Should have been "So God Made Gay People"
Posted by: Greg | Feb 14, 2013 4:09:32 PM
Rather sexist isn't it?
I guess God only made young, pretty gay men, no homely, fat or older gay men.
Posted by: I wont grow up | Feb 14, 2013 7:12:12 PM
While I can relate to much of the narration here and felt pride, I also felt a bit of disappointment that lesbians and transgendered folks were not included...are their struggles also not our struggles? In my experience, it is a resounding yes. I know some issues each of us face are are unique to each, but the overwhelming negativity and hate are things we all face and must conquer together.
Posted by: Curt | Feb 14, 2013 7:51:18 PM
@Tessie Tura: God? made a lesbian out of the gay man's rib. LOL!
Posted by: andrew | Feb 14, 2013 7:59:56 PM
This is freaking awesome, and perfect for Valentine's Day. And yes, I hope a lesbian filmmaker and a trans person make their own version of this video!
I feel so good right now. :) Love love love, people, everything else is chicken feed.
Posted by: Dback | Feb 14, 2013 8:38:19 PM
Pfft, he also apparently made all gay men under 160 lbs and mostly looking like chiseled Macy's models.
Oh yeah I forgot, anyone over 200 lbs in the gay community gets automatically exiled to purgatory, so I guess they don't count.
Posted by: Ian | Feb 14, 2013 8:57:53 PM
i loved it. version 2.0 can be about lesbians and 3.0 transgendered ... but this is a great vid, i admit. Hopefully some kid will see it and be proud of himself.
Posted by: Reality | Feb 14, 2013 11:21:11 PM
STEFAN - that was beautifully written and imagined. Thank you such a contribution.
And ya, this was good. I regard the expression "gay man" a symbol for all those living outside the box and who by the sacred power of their otherness bring genius and beauty to the world.
Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 15, 2013 1:31:16 AM
Actually.....I'm not that forgiving.
Posted by: Back Off Old Woman | Feb 15, 2013 1:33:22 AM
You'd think there were no ugly gays and we are all into the arts. Otherwise, good job.
Posted by: ron | Feb 15, 2013 3:51:31 AM
Yeah, I'm a gay man and was STILL a bit shocked and offended that there's no mention of my gay sisters.
So, the lord Sappho made a gay woman?
I'm also surprised - knowing that gay women can get their ire up as well as any gay man - that there isn't a bit more angst about this from the gals, but then I have to remember the basic demographic of this site:
Or maybe they're just better at ignoring crap like this. :-)
Posted by: johnny | Feb 15, 2013 7:04:42 AM
@Ian: Damn right! (So if I get my weight under 200#, can I get out of purgatory?)