In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance today, OutRight is releasing the first in a series of eight short videos that challenge people of conscience to examine bigotry and exclusion—the twin evils we must overcome to advance human rights for everyone, everywhere.
The first two to be released are part of a series of five videos in Spanish titled ?Y Tu Que Ves (“And you? What do you see?”), which focuses on transgender rights with an emotional appeal to reject prejudice that “sickens and kills.”
“We can do something now,” the narrator pleads. “Let’s stop being ‘them.’ When now we can be a part of ‘us.’
Even today transphobic prejudice and hatred continues unabated. LGBTIQ people are subjected to hostile, oppressive and unconscionable laws in more than 75 countries spanning five continents that make it difficult or impossible for them to live safely and openly.
While we work to change repressive laws around the globe, videos like this conceptualized by Maria Mercedes Gomez, OutRight’s Latin America and Caribbean Program Coordinator, and Shehnilla Mohamed, Africa Program Coordinator, help us raise awareness and spread a counter message against hatred.