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Charlotte Moore (Cavatica) from Raleigh, North Carolina has created a PSA against homophobia after the Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild attracted homophobes to publicly announce that they would murder their child if he or she was gay.

#ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter a few weeks ago, and while most people used it to write loving tweets to their future children, some homophobes decided to do just the opposite.

@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published an article of 100 extremely homophobic tweets, which gained quite a bit of attention around the web.

Charlotte Moore was inspired, and decided to write and direct a PSA using the tweets. The video was produced by Brian Lee and Nick Heim. 

From the video’s description:

I got the idea on a Thursday. By Sunday, we — me, my boyfriend, and whatever friends we could find to help us — had it filmed.

It’s easy to dehumanize hate speech online because we’ve gotten so used to seeing it. We tell ourselves that it’s the product of trolls, of random, anonymous strangers. 

Except they’re not. They’re real people. Many of them will be parents. And some of their children will be gay.

The homophobic tweets, which were compiled using Storify, gaining nearly 300,000 views, 4,000 tweets, and thousands of reblogs and likes from our Tumblr post and another Tumblr user. The post was covered by the Huffington PostThe New Civil Rights MovementQueertyTowleroadBuzzfeed,AmericaBLOG, and several other blogs.

Last weekend, @homophobes also published a satirical guide on how to “rid the gay” from your child.

Screen Shot 2012-04-04 at 2.37.22 PM by $Dan14Lev

Stop Homophobia by Damn-Regrets Against homophobia by littles0cks STOP homophobia by Amnesst :thumb211206495:

 Article crossposted to Tumblr on Equalitopia Blog



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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
As much as I disagree with the homosexual lifestyle...I think that killing your child because he or she is gay is just plain wrong and sick.
If my child was gay...I would still love him/her.
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GoblinPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
What does PSA mean? English is not my first language and I wasn't able to find it out by myself on the Internet.
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Public service announcement. Basically, an advertisement to raise awareness about a topic.
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:icongoblinprincess:
GoblinPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you, you're the second one to inform me. There are just too many meanings for 'PSA' in both English and Spanish...
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Tinyfeather Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
public service annoucement.
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:icongoblinprincess:
GoblinPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I see. Thank you, the Internet gave me too many meanings and none of them made too much sense ^^;
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Tinyfeather Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :3
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pachesthedog Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I cried reading those tweets...I just don't understand why they think that way.
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CaptainSunnyFox Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
What assholes these homophobic fucktards all are. Other Christian religions have gay scandals too--just not as well-heard of. But yeah, the religious hatemongers are all pretty bad, on a scale of 1 - 10, they're about an 11. And the ones who preach hate the loudest are usually the ones that are the deepest in the closet--they eventually get caught with their pants around their knees with a 15-year old giving them a blow job at some cheap-ass motel in a bad neighborhood. Hypocrites. Those tweets---I can't even believe they're real. SICK. It's bad enough they feel that way about gays anyway, but to say that about their own kid----shit. Someone needs to put them out of our misery...
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Shadow-Sterling Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
See how much good 1 or 2 people can do!
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