This soon-to-be viral video moves me to tears. Watch:
Did it move you also? Says the YouTube description of the video, which went live on 6 May 2013:
Couples are used to preparing their world so their children have all the opportunities they had. So, what if the next child born into your family was lesbian or gay. What would that child be missing out on? Have you thought about that? Marriage Equality for LGBTI people is still something that has yet to be achieved in Australia. So maybe it's worth helping prepare the world for the lesbian or gay child that you might have in the future by asking your representative to help change the laws to allow full marriage equality today. This video has been commissioned by Shelley Argent, Australian National Spokesperson for the Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays (PFLAG). Visit www.whatruhaving.org for more information about the campaign.
Being gay is not a 'lifestyle choice'. It is inherently within you. It's in your DNA. And I truly believe that those who are critical of challenges faced by the gay community are vocal because their own child have not been dealt the blows a gay person is dealt. You wouldn't sign up for the discrimination they are dished. And supportive parents of the gay community feel their childrens' pain. They are and always will be their precious babies. This is what this video represents to me.