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Seventh Grader Pleas For Equal Rights In Creative Final Project Video

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 1.20.55 PMFor her final activism-themed project, Los Angeles middle schooler Scarlett Dennis has created a breathtaking stop motion video in support of same-sex marriage.

“The Story of Larry and Gerald”, crafted entirely by the creative seventh grader, shows the resilience of same-sex couples in the face of resistance and asks one of the most poignant questions on everyone’s mind: “Why is it in this country that a heterosexual couple who have just met can get married but a homosexual couple who have been in love for years cannot?”

The video was uploaded to YouTube by Scarlett’s teacher:

I teach 7th grade in Los Angeles. We have just finished our semester in Health and it has culminated in Activism Projects in which the students pick a cause they care about that we have covered in class and make a creative project to inspire others to think differently and more progressively about our world. Enjoy!

Great work, Scarlett!