Another affirming commercial

This article is cross-posted from the ZS intranet (which we call ZSpace), where I write episodically about issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It’s been lightly edited for an external audience.

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again.  What an extraordinary (and yet completely ordinary) thing to see ourselves represented in the media.  Here is a new commercial from Nabisco & Oreo in conjunction with PFLAG.  

[click to watch on YouTube]

One YouTube commenter said:

Some people don’t realize how important it is to have a commercial like this in the media. The end made me cry super hard, to the point of shaking, because of how validating it is. The hate people of the lgbtq+ community face within their own family is heartbreaking, so seeing this commercial makes you hopeful that your parents will love you too. Yeah it was made by a cookie company, but I love Oreos and I love that they made this for us. They could’ve used the money to make any other commercial, and commercials are VERY expensive (companies spend millions in advertisements), but they made this and truly made an effort to understand the struggles within the lgbtq+ community. I love this commercial

The message is that ‘A loving world, starts with a loving home’.  Watch it if you get a moment.

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