WATCH: 'Invisible Parents' Vid Will Make You Cry
By Andrew Villagomez
From the director who was behind the viral "Homecoming" video for the UK's Coalition For Equal Marriage (see video below), comes this heartwarming video, which easily inspires "awes," smiles, or tears (or all three like it did me).
In an attempt to bring awareness to the issue and change, "Invisible Parents" is a collaboration of several LGBT organizations such as All Out, IGLA Europe (Equality for LGBTI people in Europe), NELFA (Network of European LGBT Families Associations), and several other organizations who believe in the cause. The campaign seeks to create a better and secure environment for the children of same-sex parents, and LGBT families as a whole in Europe.
"Gay and lesbian parents can often find themselves legally invisible in a large percentage of the continent, putting their entire family in a very vulnerable situation especially with regard to healthcare, holidays or family legal systems," said Michael Cashman, Member of European Parliament which is fully supporting the campaign according to Gay Star News (which is a media partner). "The Invisible Parents film argues that all children should be treated with legal equality regardless of the sexual orientation of their parents. It is a brilliant way to allow people to connect with these very real issues and then do something about it."
One way the campaign is starting to bring attention to the problem is by petition. With a goal of 50,000, sign the online petition by All Out to address the problems faced by these gay parents and families. And in case you missed it, here is the "Homecoming" video by director Mike Buonaiuto. Be prepared for similar emotions to occur as in "Invisible Parents."