An anti-gay bullying campaign by the
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will greet
football fans attending this weekend's Super Bowl in Indianapolis.
GLSEN's award-winning Think
Before You Speak campaign features stars Hilary Duff, Wanda Sykes
and the NBA's Grant Hill.
“GLSEN is thrilled to share the Think
Before You Speak campaign's message of respect with tens of thousands
of football fans attending the Super Bowl this year,” Dr. Eliza
Byard, executive director of GLSEN, said in a statement. “The PSA
campaign featuring Hilary Duff, Wanda Sykes and the NBA's Grant Hill
has already reached millions of Americans across the country and we
are truly grateful for this opportunity to increase awareness among a
new kind of audience about the negative impact of anti-gay slurs.”
In one 30-second spot, the Phoenix
Suns' Grant Hill and Jared Dudley correct a ballplayer when he says,
“Your moves are just gay.”
“Using 'gay' to mean dumb or stupid –
not cool,” Hill says.
“Not in my house,” Dudley says.
“It's not creative,” Hill says.
“It's offensive to gay people,”
“And you're better than that,” Hill
concludes. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.
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