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Neil Giuliano: I think the broader message is that your viewers can get involved. I think a lot of people who are not members of the LGBT community but are very supportive of their family members, their friends, their coworkers, whoever it may be who are within the community, we need those people to actually not just be friends but actually speak up. We need them to support the LGBT movement for equality, we need them to speak up for the LGBT community and speak out against hatred. The LGBT community is a minority group; we're not the majority of people walking around the world, certainly not in the United States society or really any other. So we rely, will rely and do rely, on the support of our allies. And that's why we have a Be an Ally and a Friend campaign at GLAAD and we want people to sign up to be an ally and a friend and be visibly supportive of the LGBT community, because we can't do it by ourselves, we need other people to stand with us. And so people can go to glaad.org, become an ally and a friend, sign up, speak out, and help tell your story about supporting the LGBT community. Whether you're an LGBT individual or whether you're an ally, that's what we really need you to do.

 

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