Less than 24 hours after Vice President and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential running mate, a new ad has gone viral urging LGBTQ voters to show their support in November. In a delightful twist, the ad promotes the gay anthem “No More Tears” as a political battle cry for the movement.
As recorded by Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand, the disco track “No More Tears” shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979. The new ad reframes the song to push back against the Trump Administration’s encroachment on LGBTQ rights, listing some of the White House’s most controversial policies regarding queer people. In quick succession, the ad points out that the Trump Administration has moved to allow adoption agencies to deny services to same-sex couples, banned transgender troops from serving in the military, denied citizenship to children of same-sex couples born overseas, refused to allow gay and bisexual men as well as transgender women to donate blood during the COVID-19 crisis and rolled back legal protections for queer Americans.
The add also points out that the number of LGBTQ voters who did not vote in 2016 would have tipped the election in favor of Hillary Clinton, and prevented the current quagmire.
In the final moments of the add, Barbra Streisand herself makes a cameo appearance, urging LGBTQ Americans to “Vote proud.”
We couldn’t say it better ourselves.