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04/09/2012

White House wants your pro-equality home movies

by Jeremy Hooper

In honor of Pride Month (or as the less colorful call it, June), the White House is searching for videos that feature folks working to make an impact on matters pertaining to LGBT equality:

Here's how it works. You have until Friday, May 4 to submit video entries online. A panel will review submissions and select a group of semi-finalists. Then, in early June, the public will have a chance to weigh in and help identify finalists that will be featured as Champions of Change at an event at the White House.

Each video should fit one or more of the following categories, some of which may be used to organize semi-finalists and finalists:

-Storytelling (stories of coming out or overcoming adversity)
-Culture & Identity (interesting intersections with race, national origin, religion, and disability)
-Unsung Heroes (individuals and organizations that haven’t been recognized for their contributions)
-The Arts (music, art, photography, poetry, and prose that inspire courage and acceptance)
-Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (individuals and organizations that are testing new approaches and demonstrating results)
-Community Solutions (local initiatives that are solving local challenges)
-Friends & Allies (family members, teachers, faith leaders, and other allies in the fight for equality)

FULL ANNOUNCE: Announcing the LGBT Pride Month Champions of Change Video Challenge [WhiteHouse.gov]

I can totally see a potential Santorum administration carrying on this exact same contest. Except, of course, the idea of gay "change" would come with a completely different connotation.

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