Published on Oct 1, 2012
SOSea: Straight Allies
Throughout the history of minorities securing civil rights, there have been individuals that are part of the majority who have the foresight to see progression as something to welcome, and stand up for the disenfranchised. For the LGBTQ movement, these individuals are manifested as Straight Allies.
Here are just a few Straight Allies in Washington State.
SOSea encourages ALL Straight Allies to come out in public support of Marriage Equality and to vote to Approve Referendum 74 in November.
Director: Dru Dinero
Director of Photography: Joshua Nelson
Audio Engineer: Nicholas Ryan Wilson
Assistant Director: Daniel Hanks
Executive Producer: Shaun Knittel
Producer: Ryan Crawford
Editor: Dru Dinero
Music by: Jack Mozie
Photo Archive: Nate Gowdy
A very special thanks to:
State Senator Ed Murray
State Representative Maureen Walsh
State Representative Jamie Pedersen
Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) spearheads the effort of voter awareness to Approve Referendum 74 in Washington State, for the freedom to marry. The video series is an answer to LGBTQ community members who ask, "Where are the gay people in gay marriage equality TV spots?" By reaching out to local leaders in the LGBTQ equality movement, community members, entertainer, and allies, SOSea has produced over 15 different ads that range from humorous to heartfelt in an effort to reach voters in all communities. SOSea leadership does not believe that by showing the diversity of the LGBTQ community and our Allies, will turn voters off. Instead, we believe that by showing our differences (and presenting them in a forum where most people get their news and information: Online) voters in and out of the LGBTQ and Allied communities will hear the message loud and clear that what we are after is equal right, unequivocally, as who we really are: a wonderful, vibrant, culture whose right to marry the person they love is up for popular vote. It should always be popular to vote for love. A vote to Approve R-74 is a vote to Approve Love.
a Social Outreach Seattle production in collaboration with Visual Affairs