Gay Rights Movement Documentary Could & Should Change Everything (VIDEO)

dan choi msnbc rachel maddow clip from second class citizens documentaryAlthough Rick Santorum's wife recently asserted that her husband doesn't "hate" gay people, same-sex marriage still appears to be a major point of contention for Republican candidates. (Judging from their debates on social issues like this, you'd think we didn't have much bigger fish to fry or something ...) Despite helping to overturn Don't Ask, Don't Tell, President Obama has yet to come out and fully support it. But meanwhile, the majority of America's attitude toward homosexuality and same-sex marriage is closer to "love and let love." The discrepancy between our government and our people is glaring. So, perhaps there has never been a better time for the new gay rights movement documentary Second Class Citizens by filmmaker Ryan James Yezak.

A trailer for the flick -- which aims to "explore where this hate comes from, why it continues to exist, and what we must do to get rid of it" -- has hit the web and gone viral, with good reason.

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Check it out here, but I'm warning you ... you might want to have some tissues handy.

WOW! Bawling your eyes out?? Me. Too. If that doesn't leave you wanting to take action, I don't know what would.

Although this documentary has been a long time coming, it seems like right now -- while the GOP presidential candidates are voicing stances on gay rights most Americans disagree with -- is a perfect time for this film to be making headlines and hitting eyeballs across the country. Those images, that timeline you just watched prove that America is not only ready for full-fledged gay rights, but that it's something that's long overdue. I've always hoped that someday, in the not too distant future, we could look back on the time we're living in and be astounded that at one point, people expected gays to have "separate but equal" rights, similar to how we now see a movie like The Help and find it absolutely crazy that society lived like that only 50 or so years ago.

If this documentary gets the exposure it deserves, it could really help make that difference. The thing is ... Yezak needs our help to get the film made. So far, it looks like he's hit and exceeded his $50K goal on kickstarter.com, which is awesome, but I'm sure every extra dollar would help him. With hope, he gets all the funding and then some he needs to knock this out of the park.  

What do you think about this documentary? Is it about time?



Image via RyanJamesYezak/YouTube via MSNBC

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