The public are being asked to judge a series of videos made by
Manchester-based students who are telling gay, bisexual and lesbian
youths: it gets better.
In October 2011, first year media students at The Manchester
College were asked to create a 30-second video to promote The
Lesbian & Gay Foundation's 'Enough is Enough! - ACTION against
Homophobia' campaign, as it goes into its third year, on
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17
The Manchester College Students have spent the last six months
writing, researching and producing their own videos to highlight
the importance of taking action against homophobia.
Now the public is being asked to judge them. Each of the students
who wrote, devised and filmed these short films are aged between
16-19 years old. There are 8 videos in total and the 2 that are
voted the most popular will be used to promote the 'Enough is
Enough! - ACTION against Homophobia' campaign from 17th May
throughout the next year.
LGF Chief Executive, Paul Martin OBE says: "We are incredibly
pleased with the standard of the student's work and it will be hard
to pick the winners which is why we want the public to pick the
ones that they feel best represent the 'Enough is Enough! - ACTION
against Homophobia' campaign. The Manchester College students have
shown their commitment to taking action against homophobia and we
hope people will be inspired by their work to take action
Vice Principal of The Manchester College, Teresa Farran added:
"The Manchester College is an inclusive college and we are
committed to developing our learners academically, emotionally and
"This was a great project for our students to work on, giving them
valuable experience of working on a live brief and teaching them to
challenge ignorance in an innovative way. We're extremely proud of
our students' work."
The student's themselves have also welcomed the opportunity of
discussing the issue of homophobia after being involved in the
You can view and vote for your favourite video at:
Here you will see two buttons under one banner. One called 'view
the videos!' And one called 'Videos / VOTE!'
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is a charity offering a wide
range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.