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Awesomely Sweet Animation for all of you

“In a Heartbeat”

– Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

contact.inaheartbeat@gmail.com
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/inaheartbeat…
Official Tumblr Page – https://inaheartbeat-film.tumblr.com/
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6969946/?…

Produced at Ringling College of Art and Design by

Beth David
Instagram: @bbethdavid
Twitter: @bbethdavidd
Tumblr: http://bethdavid.tumblr.com/

Esteban Bravo
Instagram: @estebravo
Twitter: @EstebanBravoP
Tumblr: http://estebanbravo.tumblr.com/
Website: https://www.estebanbravo.com/

Music by Arturo Cardelús https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFaXJ…
Sound Design by Nick Ainsworth https://www.ainsworthsound.com/

© Beth David and Esteban Bravo 2017

Make Them HEAR You – The Gay Mens Chorus of Washington

May I humbly Suggest, that moving forward in our struggles to gain and MAINTAIN our equality in this country and abroad, WE OFFICIALLY ADOPT THIS ANTHEM AS OUR ANTHEM.
It speaks to never giving up, making your TRUTH BE HEARD, through all the clatter and din of our opposers and TEACHING OUR CHILDREN THAT THEY HAVE RIGHTS that MUST NOT BE DENIED!

Respectfully Submitted
Mark Bruzee. Ordained Clergy Person
Executive Producer, LEAP AUDIO
“Where Gay Characters are NORMAL”

Lyrics Below:
Make Them Hear You lyrics

COAL HOUSE:
Go out and tell our story.
Let it echo far and wide.
Make them hear you.
Make them hear you.

How that justice was our battle and how justice was denied.
Make them hear you.
Make them hear you.

And say to those who blame us
For the way we chose to fight
That sometimes there are battles
That are more than black or white.

And I could not put down my sword
When justice was my right
Make them hear you
Make them hear you

Go out and tell our story
To your daughters and your sons.
Make them hear you.
Make them hear you.

And tell them in our struggles
We were not the only ones
Make them hear you.
Make them hear you.

Your sword can be a sermon
or the power of the pen
Teach every child to raise his voice
and then my brothers, then

Will justice be demanded
By ten million righteous men.
Make them hear you.
When they hear you
I’ll be near you, again.

What Makes an Activist?

OK Boys and Girls, and Everyone in between…
What makes an activist? Is it a fierce anger that drives them?
Is it hatred for the status quo that has allowed what they deem as a travesty to occur? Is it sadness for the loss of a loved one in the process of protesting or celebrating a moment in social justice history?

Yes. To all of the above and more. Let me relate a short example from my own life.

When the Original STONEWALL RIOTS happened, I was a fresh faced ALMOST teen of 12 years old. I was NOT a virgin. I had been having “sex” with boys for a couple of years by that point and knew inside me that (1) This was a Major part of who I was and (2) This was something that people would hurt me for, if they found out. [ Editors Note – Remember, this happened in 1969.] We didn’t KNOW about being in the closet because we so far in it we couldn’t see the door.

Then I heard news on the radio and reports on Television of a Police raid on the Stone Wall Inn, in Greenwich Village in NYC. It was July 30th, 1969. The police had arrested homosexuals who were patronizing the Stone Wall Inn and were naming them in the newspapers to shame them. Even at that age, I understood what was going on. Police, for whatever reason, were hurting PEOPLE LIKE ME, for Being people like me. (I Still couldn’t name myself as a homo at that time). I heard that many of these homosexuals were fighting back, some of them being injured rather severely by the police. I WANTED TO BE THERE. I wanted to fight back against what I saw as wrong behaviour by the police.

This was the day the activist in ME was born. I made a silent pledge to myself that from this moment forward I would stand up, IN SOME WAY, for other “homos” like myself.

Fast forward 44 years. I am standing in front of the Reflecting pool at the NY State Fair grounds. about to marry the man I have loved for more than 30 years. We will be LEGALLY Married, Equal in all aspects (or at least 2000+ ways more than the day before) to our heterosexual friends, and it dawned on me. THIS IS A MOMENT OF ACTIVISM! I am marrying my fiance, IN PUBLIC, in front of witness’s I know and do NOT know. That was my first REAL moment of Social Justice activism as a gay man.

It was LIBERATING! It was TERRIFYING! It changed my whole world view.

Now I run an online theatre company that does audio books and plays about Gay, Lesbian, Transgener, Bisexual youth and young adults. We do not stereotype them. They are now the comic second banana’s. They are the stars. They have the adventures aided by their straight friends. And People Listen. They learn that GLTB+ people are the same as they are.

What maked an Activist? Many, many things. But you will know you are an activist in your own time and space.

Just my two cents for today.

Rob Watson’s DESIDERATA FOR THE BULLIED

Desiderata for the Bullied
Written by Rob Watson

Desiderata for the Bullied

Your host is Mark Bruzee

The series is produced, directed and post produced by Mark Bruzee

Music for Manatees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Desiderata written by Max Ehrmann
This has been a LEAP AUDIO production.desiderata

Something VERY Special

Well, We have been away for a while, I know. We’ve been working on new stories for you, but until that time, we’ve found something VERY SPECIAL for you to enjoy.

Prince Henry

A Gay Fairytale for Children

Pop’n’Olly bring you ‘Prince Henry’ – A Pro-Gay family fairytale. The King and Queen think it’s time for their son to choose someone to marry and spend his life with, but are they surprised by who he chooses? Watch and find out!

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We are FINALISTS!

AVA_2015_FINALIST_MEDIUMOur Christmas Play
THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

has been made a FINALIST in the AUDIO VERSE AWARDS 2015!

A HUGE thank you for all who voted us as a finalist.

Voting is now open to help us Win this prestigious award.

PLEASE VOTE!

http://www.audioverseawards.net/site/vote/

Please…Come With Me… Part 1of 3

PlEASEDcOMEwITHmE

Meet Jeff Christiansen, a 16 year old boy on a seemingly innocuous trip to visit his sister. But He and his friend Peter live in a place that looks eerilly like ours but acts Far Different. All Jeff knows is his heart started racing when he heard the Man say…Please Come with Me….

PLEASE…COME WITH ME

Written by Douglas

Adapted for Audio by Mark Bruzee

Featured in the cast were:

Mark Bruzee…as The Man

Justin Lauer…as Jeff Christiansen and the Narrator

MJ Cogburn…as Rebecca

Bob Feeser…as Peter and Hugo

and Jack Ward…as Doctor Mowbray

Other Roles were portrayed by the cast

Your Host was Harbinger

The strory was written by Douglas.

Adapted for The New Night Terrors by Mark Bruzee

Music and Sound effects courtesy of SOUNDFX.co.uk

Post Production by Mark Bruzee

The series Producer is Mark Bruzee

Executive producer for Darker Projects is M.J. Cogburn

Executive producer for Leap Audio is Mark Bruzee

This has been a Co-Production of LEAP AUDIO and Darker Projects.com