For some people, holding hands is the most basic way of showing
affection to someone they care about, but for same-sex couples this
simple action can be fraught with anxiety.
Is anybody looking? Will they say something? Will they embarrass
us and ruin our day? Are we safe?
A heart-warming new advert from the Bank of Australia and New
Zealand encourages LGBTQ couples to hold hands anyway.
The ad, which has been released to coincide with Sydney Pride,
shows a series of same-sex couples in everyday situations - on the
bus, watching a film, dining at a restaurant - hesitating over
holding hands when strangers are around.
ANZ Bank says:
"Even in 2017, the simple act of holding hands is still
difficult for some people - let's change that and #HoldTight."
The bank has an impressive history of supporting LGBT rights.
Earlier this year they renamed one branch of ANZ, located in the
heart of Sydney's gay district, GAYNZ.
Scroll down now to watch the advert.
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