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Equality for all. video in this one

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#1 Tree Sage

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

I came across this video on face book.

I am posting it here to share such an important topic and because not long ago there was a thread on here about this very issue.

I am not posting this to cause debate, or for people to argue their beliefs. I am simply posting it in the hope that it might shed a bit of humanity and reflection on this issue and in support for this man and many others like him.


Edited by beansidhe, 12 January 2013 - 08:40 PM.

#2 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:49 PM


#3 Tree Sage

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Sorry, didnt realise disclaimers were needed.
Thanks for helping Pooks

#4 chubbabub

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

Heartbreaking. Made me cry. It is so sad that we still have to have this debate sad.gif

#5 Dawarr

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Having a crappy crap of a night - can someone tell me what it's about BEFORE I unwittingly make myself feel even crappier??!!


#6 Expelliarmus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

KeepTheFaith, it's about the fallout that happened when the same sex partner of a man in California died and his homophobic family pushed him away and his non existent legal rights in their mortgage and business etc.

#7 Gossipgirl

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

I have seen that before and my heart just broke for him the love that you saw between both of them is something so special everyone deserves to have that no matter what gender.

#8 chubbabub

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

You hit the nail on the head Gossipgirl. It is exactly how I would depict the video.

#9 Dawarr

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Thanks for that Howdo.

It sounds very sad indeed- I struggle to understand people who cannot accept true love between consenting, understanding adults.

My best friend is gay- he worries about what would happen to his (fair bit younger) partner if he was to die.

Don't think I'll watch it tonight. Crappy night does not need to get crappier.

#10 BetteBoop

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

It was wrenching.

I feel sorry for Tom to have such an intolerant family who couldn't love him for who he was. They were probably devastated by his death and grief makes people do strange things.

If that was me, I would want to know the person who was my child's significant other for the last years of their life.

Perhaps they will come around, when some time has passed. Regardless, it's why marriage equality receives so much attention. For gay and lesbian people, the stakes are very high.

#11 Expelliarmus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 12/01/2013, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I feel sorry for Tom to have such an intolerant family who couldn't love him for who he was. They were probably devastated by his death and grief makes people do strange things.

Doubt it. His dad threatened him with a gun when he came home for Christmas. I think they were just nasty, homophobic people.

#12 Tree Sage

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

They are making a documentary of Tom and Shane's story.


Not sure if its been made yet.

To go on, to do what he is doing, to keep on loving and keep precious memories alive is amazing and shows such strength. I really hope that change will happen and more people will realise that love doesnt care about gender..love just IS.

#13 **Xena**

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

I have seen this before. Many tears were shed. It's ridiculous that in this day and age we still haven't legalised same sex marriage. I am embarrassed for Australia.

For a bit of a pick-me-up watch this video from a young girl with two mums talking to the Pope. It's funny:


#14 Tree Sage

Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Great video Xena!

#15 FeralFP

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

What a sad video sad.gif

#16 CallMeFeral

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:17 PM


#17 Mrs--S

Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE (**Xena** @ 13/01/2013, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Many tears were shed. It's ridiculous that in this day and age we still haven't legalised same sex marriage. I am embarrassed for Australia.

This is what I think daily. Such a sad video sad.gif I hope soon same sex marriage will be legalised here in Aus.

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