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  1. 2,4 or 6 (but 5 is interesting too)

    They’re well made, portray a strong, solid message and hit the nail on the head without having possibility to be made fun of.

  2. 2 things.
    1.) Most of these are crap.
    2.) Are we ever going to have anti-transphobia adverts? EVER?

    1. Could you have done better when you were a teenager? I think they are actually really impressive indeed!

    2. We need to put the focus on homophobia

    3. Most haters probably don’t know the difference between being gay and being trans. So an anti-homophobia campaign works for all LGBT people.

  3. Why on earth can’t we vote here on PN?

  4. The second and the last ones are really powerful, people don’t seem to realise that gay people are physically abused, they think it’s purely verbal, so they make a good message

  5. I think it’s difficult to get a balance here between showing that homophobia is a serious issue but also not giving the impression that being gay automatically makes your life miserable because of that.

    1. Yes, showing the happiness we can have without, or in spite of, the homophobia would have brought some balance.

  6. Some excellent work!

  7. Nick Rabas 12 Apr 2012, 8:10pm

    6 – meow

  8. Some good efforts, but 6 is simple, clear and powerful, and is a winner for me.

  9. Spanner1960 13 Apr 2012, 9:31am

    Some of the concepts are really good, but the standard just isn’t there.

    To make a convincing campaign, it has to look professional, with trained actors and experienced crew. All power to the students that made this, but unfortunately that is all they are, and we need something with more impact and clout to drive the message home. This stuff just looks like a rather feeble attempt, and dare I say it, people are going to say it just looks a bit ‘gay’.

    1. Seriously Spanner1960? Trained actors? Experienced crew? For a college class doing a project with zero budget? Feh.

      There’s some real promise here and some talent, some great and contrasting angles on homophobia and I also think it’s brilliant that 16 to 19 year old people are thinking about the subject matter and at college I reckon some of these people may have never thought of homophobia as an issue until they were asked to look at it for college work.

      1. Spanner1960 13 Apr 2012, 10:35am

        I said I was not knocking them for doing it, and it’s good they have taken this whole subject onboard. However, if this material is destined to go out to a wider audience, it just isn’t up to standard. It will just make us look like we aren’t a force to be reckoned with. Sorry.

  10. A little disappointed that none of them focus on even one transgender person (considering it’s supposed to be for International Day against Homophobia and TRANSPHOBIA), but I still like the videos. It’s a good campaign, I just hope that perhaps they can consider including trans people in the future, as we are in just as much need of anti-discrimination campaigns as gay people (with our discrimination and suicide rates being even higher in some cases…).

    1. Spanner1960 14 Apr 2012, 10:22am

      I may be wrong here, but don’t most trans people tend to leave the ‘obvious’ side of it until after school/college?

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