Submit your video by midnight, May 23!
The idea is based in part off of Tenacious D’s “Rock-Y The Vote Video”:
We hope to celebrate & raise awareness about the beauty of family in all its forms, to support CFLC’s nonprofit legal services work for LGBTQIA, polyamorous, platonic, and non-nuclear families.
Participants will simply send a short (less than 1 minute) video filmed in landscape (horizontal) saying either: “It’s Just a Jump to The Left” or “Put Your Hands On Your Hips” with any grouping of people that feel important to you as a unit of “Family”. Your definition of Family can include anything you want it to mean: it could be one single person and their pet, a couple, you and your grandma, five people with whom you live, your platonic partners, your polyamorous triad or quad, your pandemic pod, you as a single parent with your kid - any form of family.
Who got you through the pandemic and was there for you? Let’s celebrate that type of family!
This will be a kid-friendly video - Pets and children are welcome and encouraged to participate. Participants are encouraged to make this fun and wear costumes or uniforms, have silly team/family names, or display other types of wonderful creative expressions. Note: All participants in the video will be required to sign our waiver form for use of the video in our project. You will have an opportunity to view the full video before its release.
We will select, combine, and edit video entries into a single music video, backed by performance by the FMs, and release the video at the beginning of Pride month.
We’ll ask everyone who participated to post on social media/email to friends on a specific fundraising date in early June. For those open to going the extra mile, your family team can host an online fundraiser for several weeks for CFLC, a la when you run a race & get sponsors. There will be a contest with prizes for the team that solicits the most number of individual donations and the team with the most dollar amount of total donations!!!!
To submit a video, please fill out this form and upload a video to this link:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Midnight, Sunday May 23rd, 2021!
Chosen Family Law Center is a nonprofit organization providing free legal support services for LGBTQIA, polyamorous, and other underserved families; legislative advocacy for recognition of these families; public education on these family forms; and training for professionals to support these communities with dignity. We believe you have the right to choose your family and protect your family with legal structure.
The FMs are a bastion of queer music. Formed in 2017 by Matte Namer (they/them) and Frankie Rex (they/he), who met in high school in New York City, the Brooklyn-bred band exudes subversion with style (and of course, sex), rethinking long-standing societal programming, and the rebellion of simply being one’s authentic self all through their politically charged pop missives. With their name even being a play on the gender binary, that fluidity has always been front and center, showcased as much in the band's music as their evocative, seductive videos and stage performances.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Midnight on Sunday May 23rd, 2021!