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WATCH: Dear LGBT Youth, Please Love Your Elders

WATCH: Dear LGBT Youth, Please Love Your Elders

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A video by vlogger Arielle Scarcella bridges the gap between generations.

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What happens when a millennial sits down with some LGBT elders at the Stonewall Inn and asks questions about their shared struggle wth LGBT youth? You get a sense that some important collective history is being overlooked.

A five minute video by Arielle Scarcella shows exactly that, and it's an eye-opening experience in bridging the gap between young and, not so young anymore.

"It's upsetting because I think there's a sense of entitlement with the younger generation -- they have to understand not only did people fight for these rights, we still are fighting for those rights and have so much to do and we can't do it if the next generation is not going to get involved and carry that torch," said Stonewall co-owner Stacy Lentz in the video.

"Even the term 'queer,' the younger generation is giving themselves this umbrella under which they can play, and never be responsible for any one identity or part," said lesbian Bridget McGinn in Scarcella's video.

Scarcella's aim, as she stated in the video, is to show appreciation of the elder generation and the sacrifices they made.

Watch her video from YouTube below.

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