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Austrian Short “Homophobia” Screens Online As Part Of IDAHO

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO) and the makers of the Austrian short “Homophobia” have released the film for free on YouTube. Seen above, “Homophobia” follows the story of a teenager in the Austrian Military Forces whose feelings for a comrade bubble to the surface on their last night patrolling the Austrian-Hungarian border.

“Laws can prevent people from doing crimes, but they don’t change people’s thinking. Art can touch people on an emotional level and really make an impact”, says director Gregor Schmidinger. “People often connect homophobia with hate, but it’s really about fear. It’s the fear of the unknown—and sometimes of the unknown within ourselves.”

By:           Dan Avery
On:           May 17, 2012
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  • 2 Comments
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      I hope you continue this concept of showing films. This was much appreciated. Thanks.

      May 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JKB
      JKB

      Erotic, frustrating, and heartbreaking. Thanks for posting…great song too:

      May 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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