On Tuesday, YouTube launched a new video as part of its new #ProudtToBe campaign to honor Pride month and LGBTQ voices.
Compromised of over 20 videos with members of the LGBTQ community celebrating their diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities and sharing their stories and their stuggles. A montage of clips follows including pride festivals, LGBTQ flags, a clip from Obama saying,’We all must love one another’ and individuals all along the LGBTQ spectrum standing up for who they are.
The video emphasizes their point and campaign with the tagline, “when identity is questioned, answer with pride.”
A statement below the video also lends support to the victims and those affected by the recent Orlando tradegy.
“Now, more than ever, it’s important that we help accept, love, and celebrate one another. In the wake of the tragic events in Orlando, we stand together in support of the LGBTQ community. We stand together with everyone who has the courage to own and share their identity. We stand together to show the power of solidarity, the power of love, the power of pride. To those beautiful and brave voices who continue to make YouTube the vibrant, diverse and empathetic community it is, we are #ProudToBe with you.”
YouTube is encouraging individuals to post their own videos sharing who they’re #ProudToBe. The song in the video is called “Nothing Without Love” by Nate Ruess.