WATCH: A Beautiful Statement on Marriage Equality From a Young French Filmmaker
BY Advocate.com Editors
April 19 2013 7:00 AM ET
Fear Not (Rassurez Vous)
A film by Mike Fédée with translation below by Christophe Galland
In this debate on marriage equality, no one has lost.
We are all winners.
As we will live better, together.
If I get married tomorrow, you will not become less of a man, or of a woman.
I will simply become the husband of mine.
I am not asking you to not believe in your God anymore.
I am asking you to believe... in us.
Your God will never blame you for dancing, singing, laughing, crying with us
When we say "I do" to each other.
We will not fall in love with every man on the street, no.
We are not just about drugs, alcohol, sex, clubs… no.
We are no more, and no less, than you.
We are as much, as you.
We will not steal anybody's children.
Ours will fly into our lives, like the angels we expected for so long.
My child will not go hit on yours in the sandbox.
I will not be coming to school to pick up my child dressed as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
And if I did, don't judge a book by its cover.
I will love my child.
I will never prevent my child from loving someone.
If someday, you want to apologize to me,
I will not turn my back to you.
I will accept them.
We will never call for blood.
Fear not, homophobes,
You can do more than violence, physical and verbal.
Fear not, fag bashers.
Someday, when you talk about it with your kids, shamefully,
They will forgive you. Thank to our children.
And that day, we will name you "the faggiven."
I want to start over with you.
I want to rebuild with you.
This is not a threat.
I've been telling you, since the beginning: