Saturday, December 03, 2011

Some Videos to Share

Some videos have been floating around the interwebs the last couple days that I thought to share. Check it out.

This first video was titled: Two Lesbians Raise a Baby and This is What They Got

Some back story, this video is a speech from Zach Wahls, a 19 year old college student from Iowa, speaking in an open forum with the House of Representatives as they discussed House Joint Resolution 6, a proposed ban on Same Sex Marriage. Mr. Wahls grew up with two mothers and decided to share his opinion on the debate with the House and world at large.

This kid has not been hurt in the slightest by having been raised by two women as opposed to a man and woman. If anything, I would say this kid has grown up to be a remarkable young man that any family would be proud to call their son. Bravo to Mom and Mom for the incredible job raising this kid!

The other two videos are related.

Meet Jonah Mowry. Jonah is an 8th grade student suffering from bullying in school. He makes short movies with his friends that are wonderfully silly. However, this video isn't silly. It isn't entertaining. It is sad, scary, and emotional. Watch below and you will see.

This video was posted on August 10th of this year. The video views counter is wrong as it is showing under 1000 views but over 6k comments/likes etc. I cried when I watched it. At 2:51 and 3:24, I had to pause it because it made me so emotional. I am really honest when I say this kind of thing is hard for me to watch. I just want to hug all these kids and make everything okay. Apparently, this video went viral on Twitter this morning for some reason. I don't know why it took so long for people to find and/or respond to it. But, George Takei and Anne Rice both posted the video on their Facebook pages today and views have been going off the charts ever since.

The biggest thing seemed to be people realizing that it has been months since this posted and Jonah hasn't responded since so there was a lot of talk of wondering if he was okay, trying to find him, etc. Just a little bit ago, Jonah posted a video response from his other channel (it is adorable! Him and his friends make little short videos of them being silly.) to say thank you for the support.

This kid is incredible. He is so gracious and it is wonderful to see him smiling. Also, I appreciated the little bit of snark for the haters. That was priceless.

Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS


Talking With said...

Here’s our interview with Zach about how his life has changed after this speech thrust him into the public eye, what it was like growing up with two mothers, what led him to decide to go and speak before the House of Representatives, and what other young people can do to fight for equality and speak out against intolerance.

Dee said...

Hey that is awesome! Thank you for sharing the interview. :)