1. "Stand" (Until Love Is Equal)

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    On June 15, 2011, Holland (MI) City Council voted for the ‘right’ to fire and evict any LGBT person. In Michigan, same-sex couples have restricted freedoms. Until Love Is Equal (ULIE) encourages you to stand up and speak out, on the issue of equality. This video is an all-volunteer effort featuring nearly two dozen Michigan artists, who donated their time to this effort, to continue the conversation about equal rights. Info, more PSAs: http://www.untilloveisequal.com Video directed by: Erin Wilson Vocalists: Edye Evans Hyde, Molly Bouwsma Schultz, Serita Crowley, Karisa Sprite (Wilson) Dancers: Amy Wilson, David Strong, Lisa Fogle Sachs Musicians: Evan Hyde (drums); Corey Ruffin (sax); Theo Ndawillie II (keys); Ian Thompson (bass); Jonathan Moss (trumpet). Audio Engineering, Recording: Alex Hamel Camera: Michael Cook, Seth Thompson, Erin Wilson Editing: Seth Thompson, Erin Wilson Still Photography: Tim Motley Arrangements: Theo Ndawillie II, Corey Ruffin Music by: Sly & The Family Stone Thank you: Adam Bird Photographer Special thanks: Jeffrey Richard Salon

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    • The Ninth Vote

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      A small town is in turmoil when city council members vote against an anti-discrimination proposal for LGBT residents.

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      • Colbear Rapport: West Michigan

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        Filmed at WKTV Producer: Ella Swift http://www.burlymermaid.com Actor: Jonathan Clausen Director/Editor: Seth Thompson http://epiglotic.com Writer: Erin Wilson http://diaghilev.me Testimony sequence auto-tune: DJ Jef Leppard Audio cleanup: Justin VanHaven Wardrobe, wig provided by Actors' Theater Grand Rapids Additional props by GR Shop (thank you!) Please visit http://untilloveisequal.com/differencemakers/ for more info. Holland City Council voted 5-4 against a basic anti-discrimination ordinance on June 15, 2011 - preserving the "right" of people who don't like LGBTQ folks to fire and evict them. Regardless of job performance or history as a tenant, just because they're gay. This vote further disenfranchised an already vulnerable minority of people (LGBTQ) and now City Council members are telling them to go door-to-door to convince everyone to vote for a ballot initiative instead. Sometimes it feels like we've lost our minds.

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        • To Holland, With Love

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          http://www.untilloveisequal.com/may4 http://therapidian.org/until-love-equal-supporters-create-human-art-holland-love On June 15, 2011, five members of council in Holland, MI voted against extending basic anti-discrimination protections, to its residents and workers that happen to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender.) On May 4, 2012, we come together in one of the many Michigan cities that does protect its residents and workers - Grand Rapids - as "human art," a demonstration of love and support for the LGBT minority in Holland, MI. Hundreds, if not thousands, will gather at Rosa Parks Circle, in Downtown Grand Rapids, starting at 11:30am. Volunteers will help coordinate all participants into the shape of a heart and equal sign. A helicopter will fly overhead at Noon - sharp - with a professional photographer on board. We will capture this unprecedented declaration of love and support and broadcast by all available media, as a demonstration of love. To Holland, with love - Until Love Is Equal. WHEN: Arrive 11:30am Friday, May 4 WHAT: Wear red - bring a lunch if you like! WHERE: Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids SUMMARY: By 11:30am you should be parking your bike, vehicle or getting off the bus - heading to Rosa Parks Circle. Just show up! We'll start making our formation by 11:45am. When the Kent County air-raid siren goes off at 12:00pm, the helicopter photographer will begin snapping photos. We have five minutes to get it right! By 12:05pm it'll be history. Please make this a part of your Friday, May 4th lunch hour! Plan to dine at a local restaurant, pack your own lunch and bring it for after the photo in the park - or if we can help, let us know! Event made possible by: Stella's Lounge Funky Buddha Yoga EasyRotor Helicopter Avanti Law Group Empress Productions West Michigan Pride Plenty Creative ------------------ Video directed by: Seth Thompson Written by: Erin Wilson & Krystle Rae Rae Hawkins Consulting: Luisa Schumacher Editing & Titling: Seth Thompson Graphics: Erin Wilson

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          • Gay Christian?Yes! TV

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            What is the “Gay Christian? Yes!” Campaign? It is a movement. A reclaiming, if you will, of Christianity. A reclaiming of the social justice message of Christ. Hear the stories of the most inspiring interviews: their trials, tragedies and ultimate victories and find out how to receive YOUR victory! http:// gaychristianyes.org

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            • Gay Christian?Yes! To Deny Love is Wrong

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              Gay Christian?Yes! campaign in W. MI pose a question to the Heterosexual community.

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              • Pretending your straight

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                A part of W.Michigan's http://GayChristianyes.org campaign The toll or cost of suppressing who you really are http://rolandapowell-rickert.com follow me on twitter @rolandapowell for video updates Credits: Production Assistant: Cara Oosterhouse Director + Editor: Rolanda Powell-Rickert Interview: Michael Hintz

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                • Dark Into Light

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                  PSA describing the June 15, 2011 Holland City Council vote and the path forward. Written by Erin Wilson Directed by Seth Thompson Music by Ghost Heart and Everyday Pompeii http://untilloveisequal.com The City of Holland, Michigan spent a year researching how best to protect workers and residents. From fear of discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity. On June 15, 2011, Holland City Council rejected this committee’s unanimous recommendation to protect the civil rights of this vulnerable minority. But there is reason for hope. Within days of the Holland City Council vote, hundreds of West Michigan residents formed a movement to plead with the city. To reconsider. Hundreds of voices became thousands, including executives from Herman Miller, Haworth, Johnson Controls and numerous smaller businesses from across Holland and the region. This movement has come to include city, community and religious leaders - Americans of every ethnicity and race: youth, seniors, artists, doctors, lawyers, veterans, mothers, fathers, and everyone in between. Asking for what’s moral, what’s best for the economy. Representing a Holland that is vibrant and welcoming. The future needs all of us. We need your voice.

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