Straight Allies





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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
Michael Shiosaki
State Representative Maureen Walsh
State Representative Jamie Pedersen
Lauren Husband
Daniel Hanks
Donnally Thomas
Dru Dinero
Yee-Shin Huang
Shaun Knittel
Darrell Goodwin-Moultry
Marshan Goodwin-Moultry
Alvin Sturdivant

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


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