In November, Kalamazoo, Michigan's ballot initiative over the LGBT-inclusive human rights ordinance will be voted on. The campaign to approve the ordinance, One Kalamazoo, has released it's new ad: "Neighbors."
From the campaign:
The ad, starring volunteers and community leaders, was shot in downtown Kalamazoo and explains why a YES vote stands for fairness and equality.
Some personal reflections after the jump...
All of my in-laws are from Michigan and I have spent a lot of time in the state and in Kalamazoo. An ordinance like this could really help build momentum for the LGBT community in Michigan, which is vibrant and strong.
This ad also represents something very important that many other campaigns have been afraid to do- explicitly include transgender people. It's refreshing (and long past due) that our trans brothers and sisters are not only included in legislation, but in discussions and education campaigns like this ad.