Rainbow Warriors -- We Need Stories
We've already spoken to numerous young people about their experiences with coming out or having a friend who was closeted. Everyone's story is different. Some lost their families, some were kicked out onto the streets, some had parents who were very supportive and embraced their identity decisions. No matter who the person was, however, each had a different tale to tell. It's the details in these stories that will help our viewers relate to the characters in our story and thus benefit from it's content. If you are gay or straight, young or old, male or female and have any experiences to relate dealing with young gay youth either closeted or coming out please contact us and arrange to share it. You can email us, call us or we'll gladly arrange to sit down and talk to you in person. Unless you tell us otherwise we will keep everything that you tell us confidential, and only use some of the scenarios in parts of our actors rolls.
Send your story to the Contact Us link or drop us a note to indicate how you would like us to contact you to get your story on the phone or in person. Click here to Contact Us
Just because it's a video about gay youth, doesn't mean that we only need gay actors. In fact, we're going to need over 40 gay straight, male, female, youth/adults to effectively deliver the messages. Help us more....
We need to decide what information is important to include in the video. Click here if you'd like to see what we have in mind and possibly make suggestions. more ....
Rainbow Warriors -- The Target Audience
A video is only worth producing if you know who you want to show it to. In the case of Rainbow Warriors, there are a number of different groups who could benefit from the information that it will contain. To date we have identified the followint:
If you feel that there is a group that we have missed or that one of these groups is inappropriate, please Click here to Contact Us
The Numbers Need To Change
According to Statistics Canada, Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are at a higher risk of attempting suicide (28% vs. 4% of heterosexual youth) [McCreary 2008]
It's Time To Accept Gay Youth For What They Are. Valued Individuals Who Belong In Our Community, Not Outcasts Who Have To Commit Suicide To Escape!!