Here are 49 pictures of beautiful Birmingham Pride Hasan Atik. | Photo: Twitter/Kaos GL An openly gay man has been nominated to run for a seat in Turkey’s upcoming snap elections.
The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) included Hasan Atik on its list of candidates for the 24 June election.
Atik has long campaigned for LGBTI and HIV rights. He will run for a seat in the north-west province of Edirne.
The HDP is a left-leaning political group, known to be vocal in its support of rights for minority groups.
In 2015, the HDP became the first political party to pre-select an openly LGBTI person when it nominated Baris Sulu to run for a seat in parliament. In the same year, Turkey’s main opposition party, Republican People’s Party, ran two trans women in the elections.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the snap election in April. Elections were originally scheduled for 3 November, 2019. Turkey and the LGBTI community
Turkey decriminalized homosexuality under the Ottoman Empire in 1858 and became the second Muslim-majority government to create laws protecting LGBTI people from discrimination.
But the situation facing the LGBTI community in recent years has been ‘deteriorating’, according to OutRight Action International.
Turkey’s capital, Ankara, recently banned all LGBTI events from going ahead in the interests of ‘public safety’.
‘In this way, it is possible that the public will induce a group of people with different characteristics in terms of social class, race, religion, sect or region to publicly harbor hatred and hostility against another part of society and thus open and close danger may arise in terms of public security,’ the city’s council said in a statement.
Authorities recently detained the head of Turkey’s leading LGBTI organization, Kaos GL, without explanation.
OutRight Action International condemned Turkey’s authoritarian rule that it said was targeting dissenters, opposition leaders, human rights activists, and journalists.
‘[Turkey has] an increasingly authoritarian government attacking democracy and curtailing the rights of Turkish citizens exercising their rights to expression and assembly,’ said Jessica Stern, OutRight Action International Executive Director, in February.
‘The persecution of LGBTIQ, and all, Turkish human rights defenders needs to stop now.’
Here are 49 pictures of beautiful Birmingham Pride Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital 5 pop stars performing at Birmingham Pride (plus their best songs) Workers at the US’ McMurdo Station in Antarctica hold up the rainbow Pride flag. | Photo: NewNowNext A group of ten LGBTI people working on Antarctica, decided to celebrate the first Pride at the South Pole.
The ten people are working on the United States’ McMurdo Station about 850 miles (1368kms) from the South Pole.,’
The group decided to take a photo with the rainbow flag ahead of June’s Pride month. By June, the continent is shrouded in darkness 24 hours a day. So the group had to get the photo before then.
‘Why not take this photo and let people see that there’s queer representation—even at the end of the earth,’ Shawn Waldron told New Now Next.
The LGBTI workers at the Station host queer events every couple of weeks. They plan to hold a bigger and official Pride event in June.
Evan Townsend works in the Station’s galley. He wanted to photograph the flag on Antarctica to show younger LGBTI people they can go anywhere in the world.
‘There was nobody I could look to and say, “Oh, that’s what I can do,” because even for me, the idea of traveling alone was such a distant concept,’ he said.
‘So just having an example of somebody who travels and can have those adventures would’ve been a great thing for me as a kid but even more so being able to see that there are queer people out there who are proud of their queerness and that in no way inhibits them from living these adventures.’
Currently, there are about 133 people living at McMurdo Station. But that number will grow in the summer (October to the end of February) to about 900 people.
LGBTI people feel comfortable being themselves on the station and they always seem to find each other to connect.
‘My biggest fear before I left was, “I’m going to be the only gay person, there’s going to be no one else here”. I was wrong,’ Waldron said. The first rainbow flag on Antarctica
In March 2016, advocacy group, Planting Peace, named Antarctica the world’s ‘first LGBT-friendly continent’.
Its president, Aaron Jackson, travelled around the continent with the rainbow Pride flag in 2016.
‘I travelled to Antarctica to play a role in spreading visibility for the need for basic human rights for the LGBT community,’ he said at the time.
‘It was an honor to carry the Pride flag throughout Antarctica, and Planting Peace will not stop fighting for LGBT rights until all sexual and gender minorities experience full, fundamental rights in every corner of the world.’
Here are 49 pictures of beautiful Birmingham Pride Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital 5 pop stars performing at Birmingham Pride (plus their best songs) Kylie Minogue. | Photo: Tom Van Ghent / Flickr For Kylie’s 50th birthday today (28 May), we’re hosting a very special awards ceremony.
We’ve come up with a list of categories and we’re pitting each of Kylie’s achievements against each other.
The Aussie pop princess has had an amazing career in the public eye spanning almost 40 years.
This has afforded her unbelievable success, with over 300 award nominations and 172 award wins to her name.
So without further ado, here are the winners: Kylie’s best: Song
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (2001)
This iconic song became one of the most successful singles of the 2000s, selling over ten million units.
At the time of its release, it reportedly hit number one in 40 countries around the world, reaching triple platinum in Australia and double platinum in the United Kingdom. The success of CGYOOMH is credited as being the moment she properly broke through to US audiences.
It also made it to number 72 in the best UK singles of all time. In fact, Yahoo Music actually voted it the catchiest song in history.
The futuristic feel and disco dance beat are undeniably a classic Kylie track.
The accompanying music video features one of her most iconic looks in her entire music career. The white one-piece with plunging neckline and hoodie is a signature look for Kylie.
‘It looked like nothing on the hanger, like someone’s left their sheet there,’ Kylie told Marie Claire . ‘That one did involve a bit of trickery to stay in all the right places.’
She donated it to the Performing Arts Museum in Melbourne.
The music video has almost 76 million views on YouTube and will forever remain a signature song for the Aussie pop princess. Kylie’s best: Film cameo
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Kylie Minogue briefly appeared in the hit-movie Moulin Rouge!, directed by fellow Aussie Baz Luhrmann.
In the movie, Christian (played by Ewan McGregor) drinks absinthe for the first time and starts having visions.
During the vision, a small green sprite jumps out and announces: ‘I’m the Green Fairy!’
She then flies about, sprinkling pixie dust and singing ‘The Hills Are Alive’ from the musical, The Sound of Music.
Kylie turns into a seductress, as she tries to lure Christian into temptation.
But what not many people know is when she screams at the end, it’s actually the voice of Ozzy Osbourne.
In response to her performance, she was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Cameo in 2002.
Moulin Rouge! went on to win a host of awards, including three Golden Globes, two Academy Awards and three BAFTAs. Kylie’s best: Reinvention
Kylie’s most recent studio album Golden represents one of the biggest reinventions of her illustrious career.
Going from a heavy dance album with Kiss Me Once in 2014 to a Christmas album in 2015, she changed the game completely with a country music-inspired album released earlier this year.
While it’s not her most successful album, it represents a huge comeback from some mixed reviews to Kiss Me Once.
Recording the album in Nashville, it comes off the back of a bad break up with ex-partner Joshua Sasse.
She said after the first single Dancing’s release: ‘When I started working on the album in 2017 it was, in many ways, a great escape.’
When asked what she learned while in Nashville, she said : ‘You need to work with a good group of people. Song writing can be a bit like therapy – you have to feel comfortable to talk about personal things.’
In recent performances, she’s covered Dolly Parton’s songs Islands in the Stream and 9 to 5.
Golden scored number one in the UK – the first number one album in eight years. Kylie’s best: TV appearance
Did you know Kylie actually started out as an actress? She started acting at the age of 11 in a few minor roles in various Australian soap operas.
At the age of 17, she submitted a demo tape for the music variety show Young Talent Time, which already featured her sister Dannii as a regular performer.
A year later, Kylie began playing Charlene Robinson in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
She plays a feisty, outspoken tomboy and trained as a mechanic. She often wore overalls and baggy sweatshirts.
This depiction on Neighbours is where she developed her ‘girl next door’ image, which she capitalizes on with her first two albums, including smash-hit single The Loco-Motion.
She dated Scott Robinson (played by Jason Donavan) and the pair became a hugely popular couple. When they eventually married in the show, the episode attracted over 20 million viewers and is one of the highest rating episodes of all time for the soap. Special mention: Kylie played the grown up child of Kim, from hit-Australian sitcom Kath & Kim. She plays the hilarious Epponnee-Raelene Kathleen Darlene Charlene Craig. Kylie’s best: Stock, Aitken and Waterman track
Better the Devil You Know (1990)
Stock, Aitken and Waterman were a powerhouse English songwriting and record-producing trio in the mid-80s to early 90s.
Kylie Minogue became one of SAW’s biggest artists, with her first 13 singles reaching the top 10 in the UK charts.
They produced her first four albums – Kylie, Enjoy Yourself, Rhythm of Love and Lets Get To It.
Some of the big singles from the albums include I Should Be So Lucky, The Loco-Motion, Hand On Your Heart and Especially For You (featuring Jason Donovan).
But Better The Devil You Know is one of Kylie’s favorite songs and we have to agree. It’s from her third studio album, Rhythm of Love. This is when she was dating outlandish INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
During this album, she shed her ‘good girl’ image and started embracing her sexuality, reinventing herself with more sex appeal.In the music video, she’s wearing one of her top three favorite looks – a clear rain jacket.It’s also a song she always sings whenever she goes to Heaven nightclub in London. Kylie’s best: Duet Especially For You ft. Jason Donovan (1988) In 1988, Kylie recorded Especially For You with her heartthrob Jason Donovan from Neighbours. Both Kylie and Jason appeared on the Aussie soap opera, but then also went on to start music careers afterwards.It actually first appeared on Donovan’s debut album album Ten Good Reasons, making it his most successful song, but not Kylie’s.The song reached number one in the UK and comes in at number two for her all-time top-selling singles.The pair dated for three years, but then split up in 1989. Kylie then went on to date INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.They actually had already broken up by the time it came to recording the music video for Especially For You.On the break up, Donovan told the Mirror two years ago: ‘It was an extremely painful parting of the ways and, without doubt, I took a long time to recover from it.‘Years, definitely,’ he added.Fun fact: Kylie also performed the song as a duet with Kermit the Frog in 2001. Special mention: 100 Degrees ft. Dannii Minogue. Kylie’s best: Music video Slow (2003) Kylie’s best music video is Slow and we won’t hear any objections.Set at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc outdoor swimming pool in Barcelona, the music video is relatively simple. But it’s the simplicity that makes it so perfect.Taken from her ninth studio album, Body Language, Slow starts off with a (very handsome) man in a speedo diving into a clear blue pool.The camera pans to the water, as wind chimes softly play in the background. The diver gets out of the water and walks over naked men and women until the camera pans to Kylie laying on a towel in a mesh dress.She writhes on a bright blue towel, as the sexy bathers around her move in sync to the beat of the music.Every camera angle is perfectly timed (including some amazing overhead shots), but especially when the song gets to the moment she sings: ‘Read my… body language’ and thrusts her arm up to cover her eyes.Simply perfection.In 2012, Kylie actually named Slow as her all-time favorite song from her music career. And judging by the music video, we can see why. Kylie’s best: Iconic outfit Gold hotpants Type ‘gold hotpants’ into Google and the first recommended result is ‘Gold hotpants Kylie’. This is because the gold hotpants are undoubtedly the most iconic outfit she’s ever worn.Featured in the music video for Spinning Around, Kylie struts onto camera wearing gold heels, a white singlet top and the iconic hotpants.During the disco tune, she gets up onto the bar and starts gyrating in front of the crowd, with a hint of cheek hanging out.Kylie said the hotpants were actually 50 pence from a charity shop in London. Kylie told Graham Norton in 2015 she donated the gold hotpants to a museum in Australia.‘You can’t touch them without white gloves,’ she revealed. ‘The gold hotpants got pretty worn away – they worked very hard in that video!’Special mention: Charlene’s dungarees in Neighbours. Kylie’s best: Gay icon moment All the Lovers (2010) Kylie has always had a close affinity with the LGBTI community, but particularly her gay male fans.As a result, she wanted to show her appreciation for them with a nod to same-sex love in the music video for All The Lovers. In the racy video, thousands of people undress in the street and then begin making out with each other. They also touch each other’s bodies and create what can only be described as a giant dancing orgy in the middle of the street.The video features several same-sex scenes, from kisses to caresses and was an instant hit.But not everyone liked the explicit nod to the gay community.One country reportedly wanted to censor the same-sex scenes from the music video but Kylie put her foot down and said no.Director of the music video Joseph Kahn wrote in a tweet last year: ‘A country asked us to cut the gay kissing from ATL. Kylie Minogue said no. No press release. She is amazing.’At the time of the song’s release in 2011, she defended her decision to keep the same-sex scenes in the music video. She said : ‘I think, yes, it’s sexy but I also think it’s very touching and sensual and the message is love.’Special mention in this category: During the same-sex marriage debate in Australia last year, Kylie became a vocal activist for the ‘Yes’ vote. She was dating British actor Joshua Sasse at the time and actually refused to marry until same-sex marriage was legal. Kylie’s best: Album Fever (2001) It was a close call for this category, but it’s undeniable Kylie’s eighth studio album, Fever, is her best.It […]
Here are 49 pictures of beautiful Birmingham Pride Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital 5 pop stars performing at Birmingham Pride (plus their best songs) Gay Republican Rob Smith. | Photo: Twitter Rob Smith wants the world to know it’s okay to be a black, gay Republican.
He lives in New York City with his husband and is the author of new book Confessions of a ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Soldier.
In it, he describes his upbringing as being very ‘liberal’ but reveals he’s coming out as a Republican due to toxic call-out culture.
He told the Daily Mail : ‘What I hope is that somebody that’s black and gay and conservative is normal. But you have to understand that I am not the first black, gay Republican.
‘I’m just the one that’s going to take the heat for saying it publicly,’ he said. Kanye West and call-out culture
Speaking on the recent backlash to Kanye West , Smith said it was right to call him out for his comments about slavery for black people being ‘a choice’ but the call-outs went too far.
He said: ‘I think that it was very easy for people to hop on those comments and focus on those comments to completely discredit everything else that he had said before.’
Smith believes call-out culture means people are afraid to speak their minds in case of public backlash. But Kanye West has done so much for black culture so to discredit him completely does him a disservice.
He said: ‘For me, as a gay man and a black man… somebody has to start the conversation – specifically with LGBTQ people – to say being a Democrat is not a sign of morality and being a Republican is not a sign of evil.
‘We can work on both sides to advance this idea of LGBTQ equality, we just have to figure out what that is,’ he said.
Donald Trump in 2011. | Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr
Smith revealed he didn’t actually vote in the 2016 election because he didn’t believe in either candidate.
He identifies more as a ‘fiscal conservative’ and says he aligns with the Republican stance on terrorism, illegal immigration and having a strong military presence.
Smith said: ‘Just because I am a black person who identifies as conservative does not mean that I am uninterested in any ideas that are intended to uplift the black community.’
Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital 5 pop stars performing at Birmingham Pride (plus their best songs) Shawn Mendes. | Photo: Disney / ABC Television Group Shawn Mendes just sent a beautiful message of support to his transgender best friend Teddy Geiger.
Geiger came out publicly as transgender at the end of last year.
She then made her first public appearance since the announcement earlier this month.
Geiger is an Australian singer-songwriter who originally appeared on Australian Idol. She now writes songs for One Direction and Shawn Mendes.
So when Billboard asked Mendes for his thoughts on his best friend’s transition, he couldn’t help but beam with pride.
He said: ‘For me… one of my closest friends going through a transition period in her life, was incredible to watch.
‘There was a moment when I remember I referred to Teddy as “she”, like without thinking, and it takes time to be able to learn that, obviously.
‘And the way she looked at me was this intense amount of joy that I swear if everybody in the world experienced one of their best friends experiencing that, there would be no questions.
‘People would not be questioning it. It’s just not worth it to question it.
‘Let somebody be and feel and live how they want to live,’ he said.
On his advice for straight people to be better allies to their LGBTI friends, he said: ‘Just open your eyes and open your mind.’ Shawn Mendes: ‘I’m not gay’
Although Shawn Mendes is straight, he’s a strong ally for the LGBTI community.
Addressing rumors of him being gay, Mendes took to Snapchat to explain.
He said: ‘I’m not gay.
‘It shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. The focus should be on my music, not my sexuality,’ he said.
Here are 49 pictures of beautiful Birmingham Pride Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital 5 pop stars performing at Birmingham Pride (plus their best songs) Chelsea Manning. | Photo: Twitter Chelsea Manning posted a photo of what appears to be her standing on the edge of a high-rise building.
In the early hours of last night, she posted a photo with the caption ‘I’m sorry’.
The photo shows someone standing on a marble stone ledge on top of a multi-storey building. Chelsea Manning tweeted this photo what appeared to be an attempted suicide. The image was removed and now the Chelsea Manning twitter account says “Chelsea is safe. She is on the phone with friends, thanks everyone for your co CERN and please give her some space”. pic.twitter.com/XqIMF5Y1dq Someone quickly deleted the post as soon as it went out.
Then a message came from her official Twitter account. It read: ‘Chelsea is safe. She is on the phone with friends.
‘Thanks everyone for your concern and please give her some space,’ the tweet read.
Manning has a long history of mental health issues. She reportedly tried to commit suicide in July 2016, while detained in jail. Chelsea Manning for US Senate
Manning recently announced a run for US Senate earlier this year.
The trans activist and former Army Intelligence Analyst announced she will be running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. She will run as a democrat.
She said in her campaign video: ‘We live in trying times. Times of Fear— of suppression— of hate. We don’t need more—or better leaders.
‘We need someone willing to fight,’ she said. Manning also appeared on the cover of Vogue .
Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital Gay couple stabbed in homophobic attack. | Photos: supplied An unidentified attacker verbally abused a gay couple, then stabbed them in the neck, back and hand.
Christopher Giovanni Huizar, 19, and Gabriel Enrique Roman, 23, went out on Saturday night (26 May) to the Church Nightclub in Denver, Colorado .
They live downtown, so decided to walk home because ‘it was nice weather out’.
Then Huizar told Gay Star News what happened next.
He said: ‘When we passed an alley, someone screamed “fucking faggots” and stabbed me in the neck.
‘I didn’t even know I was stabbed – it felt like a punch,’ he recalled. He thinks it might have been a pocketknife.
Then Roman pushed his boyfriend out of the way to protect him and the attacker stabbed him in the hand.
Huizar continued: ‘Then we started to run and he got stabbed in the back.’
The gay couple ran about three blocks away from the attacker and fell to the side of the street ‘bleeding and crying’.
‘I was just worried about my boyfriend because he bled so much,’ Huizar recalled.
Two passersby noticed the boys and immediately called emergency services.
At the hospital, Roman received 30 internal stitches and 52 stitches on his hand. ‘We are not letting this define us’
The gay couple filled out a police report but didn’t manage to get a good look at the attacker so his identity is a mystery. Huizar identified the culprit as a ‘white male’.
Huizar said: ‘I don’t really remember what the guy looked like because it was dark and it happened so fast.’
In light of the attack, he said: ‘We are not letting his define us. We love each other and wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone [else].
‘I’m just thankful we’re alive,’ he said.
He continued: ‘We are an open book. We don’t care what anybody else has to say so we always hold hands and be ourselves in public.’
‘We’re here and queer,’ he added.
The couple will be celebrating one year together on Wednesday (30 May).
In light of the attack, the gay couple set up a GoFundMe to try to help pay for their hospital bills.
Here are 49 pictures of beautiful Birmingham Pride Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital 5 pop stars performing at Birmingham Pride (plus their best songs) Three soldiers performing This Is the Army in WWII | Photo: Wikimedia/Department of Defense Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day to remember those who gave their lives in service of the country.
As trans veteran Charlotte Clymer explained last year, it is different than Veteran’s Day, observed in the US in November. 9/ As a veteran, I am ever mindful that Memorial Day belongs solely to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Remembering them is paramount. — Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer) May 28, 2017 As with every other facet of life, LGBTI people have a presence on Memorial Day, though it may be less visible.
Gay people have served within the US military as far back as the Revolutionary War, before America achieved independence. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, a German officer, joined Washington’s Army in 1778, eventually becoming a general. He was also most likely gay, according to historians. How World War II changed life for gay soldiers
World War II was a huge shift for people who served in the military, and also happened to be homosexual.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, servicemen were discharged for homosexual acts. At the onset of WWII, psychiatrists began pushing for mental screenings to join the military, as Allan Bérubé explains in his definitive book, Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two.
Then, in 1941, ‘homosexual proclivities’ for the first time became an official reason for someone to be disqualified from joining the military. All branches, including the Women’s Army Corps, adopted similar measures.
However, as Bérubé writes, between gay men hiding their homosexuality and examiners wanting to let all men in to increase manpower for the war effort, by the end of war, 18 million men were screened and only 4- 5,000 were rejected for their sexuality.
Despite beauracratic discrimination, gay soldiers served the military in WWII in significant numbers. Drag culture became a saving grace
Passing the screenings to join was only the first uphill battle for LGBTI soldiers.
Bérubé describes the military world as an ‘abnormal environment’ for these people, in that they were surrounded almost exclusively by their own gender. It was an entirely new world to navigate sex, relationships, and stereotypes.
Wartime brought variety shows, which reintroduced female impersonations (previously popular in the earlier part of the century).
One of the most popular shows was Irving Berlin’s This Is the Army. Berlin was a veteran who served in World War I and he staged his wartime musical at Camp Upton in New York, where he was based in WWI.
Another was The Women by Clare Booth, a show that consisted exclusively of female characters.
These drag shows allowed gay men serving to discover a secret culture just for them. It led to important friendships and bonds between these men, as Bérubé explains in his book.
It even helped them improve their camouflage skills in combat. Countering discrimination with ‘camp’
The military introduced many challenges for gay soldiers.
They had to conduct relationships entirely in secret and often faced discrimination in the form of interrogations and humiliation. Officers sent some to psychiatric hospitals or ‘queer stockades’, as Bérubé reveals.
In order to survive these trials, gay soldiers relied on both each other and ‘camp’.
Performance, drag, and this world sanctioned by the US government for morale purposes, became so much more for gay soldiers as they fought battles both on the field and their own bases.
Here are 49 pictures of beautiful Birmingham Pride Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital 5 pop stars performing at Birmingham Pride (plus their best songs) Minogue in her new music video | Photo: YouTube/Kylie Minogue Iconic artist Kylie Minogue turns 50 today in the US. Though it’s customary for gifts to be given to those celebrating their birthdays, Minogue decided to treat her fans instead.
First, she acknowledged her big day with a tweet — and a photo posting naked with a guitar. And so a new decade begins. How thankful I am for the opportunities life has afforded me. 50….. Let’s go! pic.twitter.com/piZy3FMtHu — kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) May 27, 2018 ‘And so a new decade begins,’ she wrote yesterday (when it was the 28th in her native Australia).
‘How thankful I am for the opportunities life has afforded me. 50….. Let’s go!’
Minogue has always been popular within the LGBTI community, and especially her gay male fans.
She released her first album, the self-titled Kylie, in 1988.
It took her some time to be considered a serious recording artist. However, her career continued for longer than many critics initially anticipated and it solidified her as a star. She’s often compared to Madonna, earning the nickname the Princess of Pop to Madonna’s Queen. The golden girl
She also dropped a brand new music video for her birthday.
Golden is the lead single on the album of the same name — and her fourteenth studio album. In this latest venture, Minogue experiments with combining country and her signature pop style. It left some critics divided, but there’s no doubt the video is an absolute treat. It features Minogue in a sparkly dress on the beach and there’s no better way of celebrating the Princess.
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Here are 49 pictures of beautiful Birmingham Pride Here’s 22 pictures of Pride taking over the Belgium capital 5 pop stars performing at Birmingham Pride (plus their best songs) The happy couple | Photo: YouTube/Visit Las Vegas Las Vegas, America’s number on spot for neon lights, gambling, themed hotels, and spontaneous weddings, recently released a new ad — and it’s giving everyone a lot of feelings.
Titled Now and Then, the ad follows a lesbian couple in Sin City. What starts as simply a fun weekend getaway, however, quickly becomes a lot more…
Warning: You may need tissues. ‘We knew we’d get married the night we met. We met here,’ one woman says as they stand watching a water show on the Vegas strip.
The ad shows them enjoying their time together, falling more and more in love.
From exploring the surrounding desert to kissing under the bright lights, it’s a beautiful montage.
However, the other woman is hesitant to get married because her parents aren’t there and she’s not sure they approve of her life.
But what’s a weekend in Vegas without some surprises?
Comments on YouTube have been generally positive and enthusiastic. Many people want the short ad story turned into a full-blown movie.
Comments on YouTube for the ad | Photo: YouTube Forget the news
People are also taking to Twitter to express their joy over the ad.
It’s inspiring a lot of people, especially women in the LGBTI community. Yeah, the news is kinda bleak right now, but remember this. There’s a commercial where lesbians get married in Vegas. — Joe Remi (@JosephRemiB) May 27, 2018 It’s also inspiring a whole barrel of emotions coming out in full force. I just saw the cutest fucking commercial for las vegas where these adorable lesbians decide to get married and I’m crying in the club rn happy almost pride month — Amanda King (@amandaqueeenn) May 27, 2018 WAIT AM I REALLY WATCHING A LAS VEGAS COMMERCIAL ABOUT LESBIANS GETTING MARRIED IN VEGAS — i’m rasmus now (@ifonlynotnever) May 25, 2018 HAS ANYONE SEEN THE LAS VEGAS COMMERCIAL WITH THE LESBIANS. My gay heart — Jennifer Nissley (@JenniferJane01) May 24, 2018 The las vegas ad with lesbians getting married makes me tear up every time — Caitlin Boon (@iamcaitlinboon) May 26, 2018 The Las Vegas tourism commercial with the lesbians getting married just DESTROYED me — Ryan Karpenko (@Penko_14) May 23, 2018