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10 July 2018

Horror Is Back In The Hood! "Tales From The Hood 2" Will Be Available On Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital And On Demand In October

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From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Tales from the Hood 2
From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Tales from the Hood 2
Starring Keith David ("Community," The Nice Guys), Tales from the Hood 2 introduces the audience to four new dreadful short tales, that follow the original film's cult classic roots. 
Sparked with both humor and terror, this brand new movie is filled with even more gritty social commentary and cultural subtext that will provoke and haunt viewers, while putting them on the edge of their seats.
Horror is back in the hood! The sequel to the groundbreaking original film Tales from the Hood reunites executive producer and Honorary Academy Award winner Spike Lee (Do the Right ThingMalcom X) and writers/directors/producers Rusty Cundieff ("Chappelle's Show," "The Wanda Sykes Show")  and Darin Scott (Menace II Society, Caught Up) for an all-new gripping, horrifying and oftentimes devilishly comical anthology. 
Keith David stars as Mr. Simms to tell bloodcurdling stories about lust, greed, pride and politics through tales with demonic dolls, possessed psychics, vengeful vixens and historical ghosts. 

Mr. Simms's haunting stories will make you laugh...while you scream.
Tales from the Hood 2 will make its world premiere at the 22nd edition of the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec on Friday, July 13.
"Tales from the Hood 2"
"Tales from the Hood 2" (Still from the trailer)
Filmmakers:
Cast: Keith DavidBryan BattLou Beatty Jr.Alexandria DeBerryBill Martin WilliamsMartin BradfordKendrick Cross
Casting By: Tracy Kilpatrick
Music By: Frederik Wiedmann
Costume Designer: Jillian Ann Kreiner
Editors: John QuinnMiriam L. Preissel
Production Designer: Christina E. Kim
Director of Photography: Keith L. Smith
Executive Producers: Spike LeeRobert Aaronson
Produced By: Jim SteeleRusty CundieffElaine DysingerDarin Scott
Written By: Rusty Cundieff & Darin Scott
Directed By: Rusty CundieffDarin Scott

"Tales from the Hood 2"
"Tales from the Hood 2" (Still from the trailer)
Technical Information Blu-ray:
Street Date: October 2, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 63198852 (US) / 63198851 (CDN)
Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes, 9 seconds
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.78:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated R for language throughout, violence, disturbing images, and sexual references. 
Sound:
 English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German and Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Cantonese, Complex Mandarin, Dutch, French Canadian, German, Greek, Latin American Spanish
Technical Information DVD:
Street Date: October 2, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 63197417 (US) / 63197420 (CDN)
Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes, 16 seconds
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated R for language throughout, violence, disturbing images, and sexual references.
Sound: English and Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Cantonese, Complex Mandarin, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish


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6 July 2018

Northern Lights: A Journey Through Canada's History and a Must-See Summer Attraction on Parliament Hill

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Northern Lights - Banner (Via Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill)
The opening performance of the fourth season of Northern Lights—the free bilingual sound and light show presented against the backdrop of the Peace Tower and the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings—will take place at 10 p.m. on July 9, 2018. 

Residents and visitors to Canada's Capital Region will be able to enjoy a unique sensory experience as they learn more about Canada's history and culture. Thirty minutes of spectacular effects and dazzling images will highlight the inspiring stories of the men and women who helped build our country.
The fourth season of the show will run from July 9 to September 3, 2018, with performances every night at 10 p.m. in July, 9:30 p.m. in August, and 9 p.m. in September. 
This perfect evening activity is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
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"Every year, Northern Lights offers a memorable experience for residents and visitors to Canada's Capital Region. Parliament Hill is the ideal setting for this unique show, thanks to its history and what it represents. This summer, get together with family and friends to discover our country's history, and let yourself be transported by the magic of the show."

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Quick Facts:
  • Northern Lights broke records last year, during the Canada 150 celebrations. More than 314,400 people saw the show in 2017.
  • The show is expected to welcome its millionth visitor in its fourth season—a milestone that previous shows did not reach until their fifth season.
  • For the 2018 show, the national anthem has been updated with the new, gender-neutral version of "O Canada."
  • Manulife is the exclusive sponsor of Northern Lights.
Follow Northern Lights on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook, and with hashtag #NorthernLights.
Northern Lights
Northern Lights (Via Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill)
More About Northern Lights: 
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The show
Northern Lights is a free bilingual show presented nightly from July 9 to September 3, 2018. Show times: in July at 10:00 p.m., in August at 9:30 p.m., and in September at 9:00 p.m.

This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision at the heart of our country.

Audiences have been captivated by sound and light shows on Parliament Hill for more than 30 years.

Key figures, events and achievements from Canadian history are brought to life using five distinct artistic styles. All are presented in spectacular detail, with stirring narration and an original score, against the backdrop of the Centre Block and Peace Tower.

The narrative unfolds through five thematic “books”:

Book One: Foundations of the Nation. 
A fluid ink-in-water style is used to paint stories of how people from all over the world have expanded our foundations. From traditional indigenous ways of life and early European settlements to modern citizenship ceremonies, these stories are linked by our desire to call Canada “home”.

Book Two: Strength in Partnership.
Partnership and determination have made Canada strong. Using an illustration style inspired by classical paintings, this book explores alliances that have shaped our country.

Book Three: Discovery and Adventure.
A lithographic style takes us on a voyage showcasing the achievements of explorers, scientists and innovators whose quests into the unknown continue to inspire us to follow our dreams.

Book Four: Valour.
This powerful book combines dramatic performances with archival materials and charcoal drawings to honour the men and women who have served their country, both at home and abroad, in military conflicts since the First World War.

Book Five: Pride and Vision.
Inspired by the stained glass windows of the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower, this intensely colourful book celebrates the natural grandeur of our country and the diversity of her people.

For more info, visit Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill



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CAIR Calls on GOP to Repudiate Trump's 'Aggressively Racist and Misogynistic' Rant in Montana

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Donald Trump
Donald Trump
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Republican Party leaders and elected officials to repudiate Donald Trump's "aggressively racist and misogynistic" rant at a rally last night in Montana.
⏩ In his speech, Trump repeated his use of the racist slur "Pocahontas" to target Sen. Elizabeth Warren, mocked the #MeToo movement and falsely claimed that an African-American congresswoman has a "low IQ."
Trump Unloads in Montana: President Mocks #Metoo, 'Low IQ' Maxine Watersand Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren
Trump Unloads in Montana: President Mocks #Metoo, 'Low IQ' Maxine Watersand Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren (Click here to watch the video)
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
"Republican Party leaders and elected officials should no longer ignore or excuseDonald Trump's aggressively racist, white supremacist and misogynistic views and policies. Instead, they must stand up for the integrity of their party and the unity of our nation by publicly repudiating an individual who does daily damage to his office and to America's founding principles.

Last night's hate rally in Montana was reminiscent of the dark days of the 1930s during which demagogues promoted hatred of minority groups to advance their own twisted political agendas.

As representatives of the party in control of all branches of the national government, it is up to GOP leaders to take a principled stance against the very dangerous and un-American views and policies championed by the current occupant of the White House."
CAIR has repeatedly expressed concern about Islamophobic, white supremacist and racist Trump administration policies and appointments.
The Washington-based civil rights organization recently applauded the decision by members of the United Nation's International Organization for Migration (IOM) to reject President Trump's nominee for the position of director general to lead the organization because of his history of Islamophobic statements.
CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
Earlier this year, CAIR released its 2018 Civil Rights Report, "Targeted," which showed a 17 percent increase in bias-motivated incidents against American Muslims from 2016 to 2017, and a 15 percent increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in that same time period.
Earlier this year, CAIR released its 2018 Civil Rights Report, "Targeted," which showed a 17 percent increase in bias-motivated incidents against American Muslims from 2016 to 2017, and a 15 percent increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in that same time period.

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4 July 2018

[UK] Gay Conversion Therapy: Proposed Ban Is A Positive Step But The Battle Remains To Be Won

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There’s nothing broken that needs to be fixed. (Fotosr52/Shutterstock.com)
Conversion therapy – sometimes known as “reparative therapy” or “gay cure therapy” – claims to alter a person’s sexual orientation from gay to straight. The practice is based on the mistaken idea that gay people suffer a traumatic experience early in life that has damages them and that homosexuality is a “reparative drive” to overcome this early trauma.

In the UK, practitioners are legally allowed to promote and provide conversion therapy. But, hopefully, not for much longer. The UK government has announced plans to ban conversion therapy as part of its LGBT action plan.

Attempts to “cure” homosexuality were not always couched in the language of therapy. In the early 20th century, medical professionals believed that homosexuality was a birth defect. One “treatment” involved replacing a testicle of a homosexual man with one from a heterosexual man. Later methods included lobotomies and chemical castration – a method used on Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker.

Homosexuality later came to be seen as a condition that could be “treated” psychologically – although this doesn’t mean that the methods used were any more humane.

In the 1950s and 60s, when homosexuality was still illegal in the UK, the NHS routinely used aversion therapy on men convicted of homosexuality in an attempt to turn them straight. If they volunteered for this treatment, they could avoid a prison sentence. Volunteers – if they can be called that – were shown pictures of naked men and given either electric shocks or drugs that induced vomiting. The aim was to make them respond negatively to their homosexuality and thus to be “cured”.


The late Joseph Nicolosi, who popularised conversion therapy in the US, explains his technique to Stephen Fry.

Not a psychiatric condition 
Homosexuality was removed from the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual in 1987 and from the World Health Organisation’s classification of mental disorders in 1992. Progress in this area has been slow. 

In 2015, a memorandum of understanding stating that conversion therapy is unethical and potentially harmful was signed by representatives from the NHS, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the major counselling and psychotherapy organisations in the UK. 

Being gay is not a disease and there is no sound evidence that sexual orientation can be changed by “conversion therapy”. Also, “treating” homosexuality sustains the prejudice and discrimination that gay people already face in society. 

Gay people who seek to change their sexuality do so because of internalised homophobia and because of the dangers and pressures arising from this external prejudice and discrimination. An example of the potential harm is seen in a 2002 study
of 202 men, which found that the practice had led 34 of them to attempt suicide either during or after “conversion therapy”.

Co-opting the language of sexual fluidity
These days “conversion therapy” is generally advocated by religious groups, such the Core Issues Trust, a UK organisation that “works with people who seek to change from a ‘gay’ lifestyle to a gender-affirming one”. 

In common with National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality in the US (an organisation that advocates the use of conversion therapy in the US), the Core Issues Trust advocates for the right of people to have access to this service if they want it. They use the language of rights, autonomy and client choice, arguing that a ban would deny them a “human right to treatment intended to help them shape their lives as they wish”. 

They have also co-opted the language of sexual fluidity as justification for their assertion that the practice works. This misunderstands what is meant by sexual fluidity. 

People are born with both a sexual orientation and a degree of sexual flexibility that varies from person to person. Some people are fixedly gay or straight, but others are more fluid and can experience attractions that run outside of their general sexual orientation. Sexual fluidity is the capacity to experience sexual attraction that runs counter to your orientation.

There is now mounting evidence that gay people are born gay, as a clear link has been found between sexual orientation – at least in men – with two regions of the human genome. 

Which way now?
After years of campaigning and legal pressure, the UK government is finally going to follow the example of some other European countries and states in Canada, Australia and the US, and ban the practice of “conversion therapy”. It will be interesting to see how the debate develops as the legislation proceeds through parliament. 

The ConversationThe NHS and the major psychiatric, counselling and psychotherapy organisations are already opposed to the practice. But if the counselling profession remains unregulated – meaning anyone, including religious groups and individuals, can offer “counselling” – how will the ban be enforced? The battle is not yet won.

About Today's Contributor:
Stella Coyle, Teaching Fellow in Law, Keele University

This article was originally published on The Conversation

3 July 2018

The Film, Mary Shelley, Shows Frankenstein Is Always A Story For Our Times

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Elle Fanning as the author Mary Shelley
Elle Fanning as the author Mary Shelley. (IMDB)
The lives of young Romantic artists continue to fascinate filmmakers, from Ken Russell’s Gothic (1986) about Lord Byron, to Jane Campion’s Bright Star (2009) about John Keats. With the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein upon us, a new film focuses on its author, Mary Shelley.

Frankenstein was conceived by the 18-year old Mary Shelley while she was with her stepsister Claire Clairmont, the poets Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Byron’s physician John Polidori. The setting was grey, wet Geneva, in the so-called “year without a summer”, 1816, when the volcanic ash of a huge volcanic eruption in Indonesia blotted out the sun, wreaking havoc across the globe’s climate system. Crops failed, livestock died, famine was widespread, and the apocalypse appeared nigh — a perfect setting for a ghost story competition.

Unable to go boating or walking, and cooped up inside Byron’s chalet by the lake, Polidori drafted The Vampyre. But Mary Shelley (played by Elle Fanning in the film) won the competition with Frankenstein, her “hideous progeny” as she called it — the moving tale of the mad scientist Frankenstein and his abandoned, unnamed creature. While the poetry of Shelley and Byron is not much read today, Frankenstein is one of the world’s most popular and admired books.


Mary Shelley is the latest release by director Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, best-known for her critically acclaimed Wadjda (2012). Al-Mansour directed Wadjda via walkie talkie from the back of a van in Riyadh because Saudi women are forbidden to mix publicly with men. Unsurprisingly, the film focuses on her country’s gender oppression: 10-year old Wadjda longs to own a bicycle so that she can race against her friend Abdullah but bikes are not for girls.

Mary Shelley transposes these themes of gender oppression to the business of writing and literary celebrity in the early-19th century. The film opens to the sounds of furious scribbling and incantatory snatches of lurid gothic prose, composed and jotted down by Mary, the 16-year old daughter of two revolutionaries, the political philosopher William Godwin and the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.

With her mother dying soon after childbirth, the young Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin is growing up in a straitened, loveless household run by a shrewish stepmother (Joanne Froggatt). An avid reader, especially of ghost stories, Mary longs to be a writer herself, the challenge being to find her own voice.

To assist her in this quest, the radical, young (but married) poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth) arrives on the scene, drawn like a magnet to the child of two giants in his pantheon of free thinkers. After a brief courtship centred on Wollstonecraft’s grave and inspired by high-sounding poetry and the revolutionary ideals of sexual equality, free love and communal living, Mary elopes with Percy, taking Claire, her complicated and troublesome stepsister, along with her.

In its focus on abandonment and loneliness, and the ways in which free love and sexual liberation can go badly wrong for women, and even worse for their children, the film is fired by today’s #MeToo movement. Many of the painful, actual details of the writers’ lives are condensed, but the high cost of male libertinism is a message powerfully delivered by Al-Mansour. Percy’s abandoned first wife Harriet drowns herself, the narcissist Percy accuses Mary of hypocrisy when she refuses a sexual liaison with his friend Hogg, and Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge) monsters the pregnant Claire (Bel Powley) by describing their affair as a “lapse in judgement”.

Claire Clairmont (Bel Powley), Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth), and Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge) Claire Clairmont (Bel Powley), Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth), and Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge) (IMDB)
Although there are some good scenes on the fashionable science of galvanism, the film’s interest in the novel Frankenstein is marginal. Nevertheless it does something quite clever. It reads the miserable women as incarnations of Frankenstein’s cruelly abandoned creature.

One of the film’s most original moves is to bring the controversial Claire Clairmont centre stage, where she always wanted to be. Bolder than her stepsister, Claire tired of having to share Percy with Mary so she targeted her own poet, one richer and more famous than her stepsister’s. Graphic evidence of Claire’s pursuit of Byron, the rock star of his generation, has survived in her extraordinary letters to him, the first of which warns him that “the Creator ought not to destroy his Creature” in refusing her proposed tryst. She got her way and while Byron later acknowledged Claire’s child as his own, he suspected the “brat” was Percy’s.

Entangled sexually, Elle Fanning captures Mary Shelley’s quietly fierce but loyal nature. Although her idea of Heaven was “a world without a Claire”, she is always protective and compassionate towards her rival, an historical detail well conveyed by the film. Later in life, long after Shelley and Byron were dead, the now childless and still grieving Claire bitterly denounced both poets for their “free love” philosophy, a creed which made them “monsters of lying, meanness, cruelty and treachery”.

Frankenstein is a book which lives in its present moment. In 1824, it was mobilised in the British Parliament to oppose the abolition of slavery. The fear was that the suddenly freed slave would resemble Frankenstein’s creature, a man in physical strength and sexual passion, but an infant intellectually.

In our own times sympathy for the creature as victim often jostles with fear. Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad (2017), a novel set amid the violence of contemporary Iraq, features “Whatshisname”, a grotesque figure assembled from the body parts of suicide bombers and their victims. At first he seeks revenge for the dead that he embodies but he then turns to killing the innocent.

Last year also saw the publication by MIT of an edition of Frankenstein for scientists, carrying extensive footnotes concerning the creator’s duty of care towards his creation, be that a robot or an atom bomb.

Unfortunately, despite its powerful and innovative focus on the two injured women at the heart of this story, the film ends with a disappointingly conventional message. While Mary has found her authorial voice, she trails off into sentimentality when she reassures Percy (with a kiss) that, despite all the suffering entailed by his romantic idealism, she regrets nothing.

About Today's Contributor:
Deirdre Coleman, Robert Wallace Chair of English in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne


This article was originally published on The Conversation

2 July 2018

Almost 90, This Chicana Hidden Figure Shapes The Future With Her Courageous Past

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"Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story"
"Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story" - Front Cover
"There is a new biography, Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story, recently published about a Chicana who has been an activist for 60 years.  Her book should be used in Chicana/Chicano Studies and Women's Studies throughout the country," says Lora Jo Foo (Author, Attorney, Activist).
Lupe was a Catholic nun for 15 years only to be forced out of the order when she became involved in the Prop 64 fight against housing discrimination and wearing her habit, picketed the Cardinal's office in protest of the church's position.  

She and Dolores Huerta were the highest-ranking female organizers in the early years of the UFW.  Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug were her contemporaries and she worked with them to form the National Women's Political Caucus and for passage of the ERA.  

She did amazing work in San Antonio, Texas on getting women off welfare and into sustainable jobs and her program was replicated in Washington StateColoradoNew York, etc.  She worked in Washington, D.C. for the Johnson and Carter administrations.  She is an incredible woman who in the 1960s was grappling with both Mexican-American and feminist issues.  

This year she turned 89 and is still very active.  

In 2015, when she was 85 she gave Ms. Foo an environmental toxic tour of Oxnard in Ventura County.  "This is an amazing woman whose story needs to get out there," said Ms. Foo.

Lupe Anguiano, UFW, Circa 1968
Lupe Anguiano, UFW, Circa 1968
The scope of this book is the life of Lupe Anguiano from birth until the age of 80. It was compiled from fifty exclusive recorded interviews conducted with Lupe and key people in her life by Debora Wright
Some of these interviews were conducted while traveling with Lupe to the places of her childhood as well as to San Antonio, the site of her most significant life experience. 
These transcribed interviews were further augmented by an in-depth study of the Lupe Anguiano papers archived at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. 
Author Debora Wright uses her keen sense of history and her subject's own words to reveal Lupe Anguiano's loves, sacrifices, victories, failures and deepest thoughts.  
By far her most successful achievement was in the area of Welfare Reform. Lupe believed that welfare was a trap and disrespectful of women. She gained national media recognition including a "Getting Off Welfare" segment on "60 Minutes" presented by Harry Reasoner and she received the support of several presidents for her groundbreaking work in welfare reform that spread throughout the United States
Lupe Anguiano's solution to welfare is still relevant today. And in fact, the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE) in Colorado is thriving by following the model Lupe developed over 35 years ago.
The book includes the adulatory remarks of Gloria Steinem and Henry Cisneros at the Lupe Anguiano Archive Event at UCLA.
Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story is available on Amazon.com
⏩ 50% of all revenue from Amazon sales of Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story go to The Lupe Anguiano Leadership Scholarship Fund at UCLA to support undergraduate and graduate students at UCLA who are the next generation of leaders working toward the advancement of Mexican Americans in society.

Debbie Wright - Author of "Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story"
Debbie Wright - Author of "Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story" (image via lupeanguiano.com)
About the Author:
(Via lupeanguiano.com)
Debbie Wright, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, has been a news writer in the fields of finance, education, food and restaurants, an industrial film producer, an executive producer of automotive shows, a marketing executive, and continues to write while also working as a Regional Finance Market Manager for a major car manufacturer. 

When Debbie met and got to know the remarkable Lupe Anguiano several years ago, she realized that she had to use her writing skills and experience to tell the story of this unsung heroine and her courageous fight for equality, justice and dignity for all. 

Debbie lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with her husband Steve.
SOURCE: Debora Wright


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29 June 2018

Hornet Launches "True Colors" Campaign Celebrating The Evolution of the LGBTQ Experience from Past to Present

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Every community has a story. #HornetTrueColors
Every community has a story. #HornetTrueColors
Hornet, the world's premier gay social network, today debuted its "True Colors" campaign to celebrate the inspiring stories of LGBTQ individuals whose relationships propagated the advancement of the community by living boldly and fighting courageously despite enormous risks and societal opposition.
The centerpiece of the Hornet "True Colors" campaign is a video featuring a collection of colorized black-and-white 19th and 20th century photos of LGBTQ personalities. 

The video's chronological journey spans subjects from the once-romantically-linked Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, through 20th century images of WWII service members to early trans activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and culminating in a photo-to-video transition featuring present-day married couple, Rob Smith and Misha Safronov, of Instagram fame who are shown as the subjects of a Hornet Stories video within the Hornet app.
"As a global media company dedicated to enabling LGBTQ individuals to make meaningful connections, Hornet has created the #HornetTrueColors project as a storytelling vehicle to connect younger community members to the history of those who came before," says Christof Wittig, Hornet Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. "The 'True Colors' theme reflects Hornet's commitment to empowering the safe, free expression of LGBTQ identity worldwide."
Matthew Adam Smith, Hornet SVP Global Sales adds: "We created the Hornet 'True Colors' campaign to remind every member of our community, our allies and the marketplace, we are all connected to an important and evolving mission--and Hornet is here to empower that journey."

Cyndi Lauper's iconic 1980s classic and gay LGBTQ anthem, True Colors, serves as the video's musical score as performed by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
Every community has a story. #HornetTrueColors
Every community has a story. #HornetTrueColors
The Hornet "True Colors" video concludes with the message "The gay community has a story — let's keep writing it together," calling for viewers to share their own images and stories at Hornet.com/TrueColors.  
The campaign will also be featured on Hornet social media profiles and supported with exclusive content as part of Hornet Stories.
Every community has a story. #HornetTrueColors
Every community has a story. #HornetTrueColors

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