10:52, September 03 59 0

2017-09-03 10:52:05

 

A sketch show made a hilarious parody of a homophobic TV ad

Australia is currently in the middle of a national, non-binding referendum on marriage equality.

One of the ads that has gotten the most attention is this one from the Australian Christian Lobby, which is asking people to vote against marriage.

The ad alludes to schools forcing kids to be gay if marriage equality is legal, much like the Prop 8 campaign in California in 2008 did. Homophobes don’t really have an argument for opposing same-sex marriage – either you think LGBT people should have the same rights as everyone else or you don’t – so they work on straight parents’ anxieties about having queer kids.

“Think about your son kissing a boy or your daughter kissing a girl, then go vote.”

Since this ad is so ridiculous, The Project, an Australian sketch show, made a parody of it.

Pansy Lai, who is featured in the ad saying that schools will make dresses for boys “compulsory,” leads an organization that advocates conversion therapy.


Random movies

  • Looking for Langston (1989)  

    Looking for Langston (1989)

    A black and white, fantasy-like recreation of high-society gay men during the Harlem Renaissance, with archival footage and photographs intercut with a story. A wake is going on, with mourners gathered around a coffin. Downstairs is an elegant bar where tuxedoed men dance and talk. One of them has a dream in which he comes upon Beauty, who seems to reject him, although when he awakes, Beauty is sleeping beside him. His story and his visits to the jazz and dance club are framed by voices reading...