Nichole Ramiriez remembers years gone past when Pride wasn't celebrated by hundreds of thousands but instead 300- 500. The parade marchers got spit on while they wore brown bags to hide their identity.
265 Transgender people lost their lives in 2012. This video is there to honor those that died so violently and prematurely. Some victims were tortured, burned or shot more than a dozen times only because they were expressing who they truly felt they were inside. This video is free and can be downloaded. Please take it and use it any way you see fit to help bring an end to violence against Transgender people worldwide.
Considering how contemporary surfing is presented in the media, it may come as a surprise that gay surfers actually exist. But well may you ask, what does being gay have to do with surfing anyway? Homosexuality is perhaps a small, but an undeniable part of our social makeup, in the waves as much as on land.
“Out in the line-up” takes you on a global journey to meet gay surfers such as 3 time world champion Cori Schumacher, ex- US pro surfer Robbins Thompson, ex New South Wales state champion David Wakefield, and many more. Hear their stories of the struggle for acceptance – from their friends and families, other surfers – and themselves.
This film brings many untold personal stories to the public eye. It creates space for discussion about equality – and it reaches out to an up-coming generation where open-mindedness, diversity and acceptance can become positive social values.
The film is currently in production, but to complete it we need financial support. To donate to this project that promotes acceptance and social change please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org