Enough is Enough!
Homophobic abuse is more common than most people think. 1 in 3 LGBT people have experienced some kind of homophobic attack. Join the movement to take ACTION against homophobia now!
Every single day, lesbians, gay men and bisexual (LGB) people are the targets of hatred and violence because of who they choose to love. It’s called homophobia, and all over the world it’s on the rise.
Homophobia is an irrational hatred and it thrives on diversity. It can show itself in countless ways, but in its most destructive form, homophobia can bruise, beat and even kill LGB people.
It's time to take action against homophobia. Enough is Enough!
Videos against homophobia
To commemorate the third year of the campaign first year media students from The Manchester College have produced short videos to promote Enough is Enough! and supporters have been voting for their favourite.
The videos have received over 15,000 views on The LGF’s YouTube channel during a public video vote to choose two videos that will be used to showcase the campaign over the next year.
We proudly present...
A pastiche on the social stereotypes of the 1950s, Apple Pie shows a family where the children are told by mum and dad that they must eat all their greens to avoid turning into a homosexual.
Mum has baked an apple pie but judging by the crazed look on her face, not to mention the amazing arched eyebrows, there is something rather disturbing about this ‘perfect’ view of heterosexuality.
Juno who directed and features in the video commented on the making of the video : “When I first got the project I was very excited. I was aware of homophobia as I have friends who have been victims. I wanted to target parents rather than young people. I was very pleased with the work we had done.”
Using a simple time-lapse video technique this short video is a visual representation of verbal abuse which demonstrates how words can hurt.
We see a close up of a young man’s face gradually becoming covered with homophobic remarks as homophobic insults are thrown at him in a barrage of abuse.
The words may stop but the scars remain visible until they cover his entire body.
One comment on PinkNews.co.uk said the Scars video was ‘simple, clear and powerful, and is a winner for me’.
Other comments about all the videos included the following “They’re well made, portray a strong, solid message and hit the nail on the head without having possibility to be made fun of.’
Although there can only be two winners, first year media students at The Manchester College have delivered some fantastic work which have been viewed and were voted for many, many times.