Stevie Bee's original call for video entries on YouTube:
"F" You Very Much Against Homophobia-When a Video Becomes as Viral as Swine Flu
Every now in a while an artist takes a stand and shows the world what it really means to be a "superstar". Like Lupe Fiasco's song, Superstar - "If you are what you say you are. A superstar then have no fear". Lily Allen has proven herself to be this realtime version of a "superstar". So much so that even Lupe would answer his own question, "Did you improve on the design?". This young Brit has, by creating a song that is all at once brash and cocky, yet positive with a punch in the face to the bigots of the world warning that the generational shift is happening and this new generation is not going to put up with the religious-sponsored hatred and conservatism that is holding us back. Hatred is hatred in it's many forms and disguises and this "new guard" isn't going to be so tolerant as my generation or previous ones have been. Lily originally wrote the song protesting a conservative political party in Great Britian, similar to our Republicans.
Lily Allen -"this song is not a direct attack at anyone, it was originally written about the BNP in the UK but then I felt this issue has become relevant pretty much everywhere, we are the youth, we can make coolness for our future, its up to us. Go green and hate hate."
Stevie Bee Bishop, a young Australian, native to Brisbane with his own You Tube channel decided to create a video to combat hate against LGBT people after seeing so much of his people being targeted online. He didn't have intentions of becoming a world wide phenom or of creating offshoots of his original video that would spread the globe from his fresh original seed video. His video is full of cameos from fellow gay bloggers from all over You Tube, the new gaylutionaries. A French blog http://www.gayclic.com/articles/_fuck_you_a_l_homophobie_.html created a homage to Stevie Bee's original video and added more clips from all over the web creating a world wide message to bigots from "us gays", the new gays.
While we may have lost many leaders, fighters and so many talented brethren, so many new ones are born every day. This movement will never die nor will this world ever be without it's gays. This french homage video was released on the International Day Against Homophobia, 2009, May 17th and is a perfect example of how viral and organic movements occur online and how if the moment and content is right a revolution can be born overnight.
You go Lily Allen! You go Stevie Bee Bishop! You go GayClic! You are carving out a new world that we will ALL want to live in!"
The French GayClic's inspired video homage to Stevie Bee's original video:
***Thanks a Eric In Miami/Blog