Did you know that over half (55%) of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have experienced homophobic bullying at school. Right this second, a teen will be bullied about their sexuality.
Imagine a world where ‘Straight’ was considered ‘gay’ – and ‘gay’ was ‘straight’. A world where it was wrong for a woman and a man to fall in love.
Wingspan pictures made a short film about Ashley, a young teen who is bullied because of her sexuality.
In Ashley’s world, being ‘gay’ is normal, while being ‘straight’ isn’t seen as right. Everywhere you go, people have two mother or two fathers instead of a mother and father. It even says in the Bible that being gay is right but being straight is wrong
However, Ashley feels different from her two mothers, who are ‘normal’. She has a crush on a boy at school, which makes her friends turn against her. Ashley experiences physical bullying and cyber bullying.
This short film makes you feel how lesbian, gays, or bisexual teens are feeling right now. It helps you realise what they’re going through and how we should accept who they love.