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When Hallmark announced their new movie line-up for 2020 they once again were chastised by LGBTQ advocates for not having any LGBTQ stories, characters or plotlines in their productions. Hallmark had previously aired a same-sex wedding in a commercial inRead more

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This is really good reading. Thanks for sharing

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Hallmark needs to remain true to their main audience, I really feel that those who follow an alternate life stile need to respect those who chose not to partake of that life style. Christmas is not about who you live with but how you act as a person.

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Something else I'm beginning to question, a million people signed the petition? How many people are in this country? A million sounds like a lot of signatures, but in this country and everywhere else Hallmark show the movies they make, million doesn't seem so many. Why even listen to them? There's no reason they can't make movies the way they want and show them as they please. So as I was taught live and let live. Each to their own. 

 

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Christmas is a holiday for everyone, not only for heterosexual couples.  If Hallmark wants to make movies that are representative of our nation and world, then having a storyline about  LGBQT couple is realistic.  Hallmark needs to stand up for itself and make movies that represent the world we live in, IMHO.

Santa doesn't check sexual preferences or lifestyle choices of parents (or children/young adults) before spreading Christmas cheer.  Neither should Hallmark.

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If this is something that Hallmark wants to do, then so be it.

There are networks that specifically cater to the LGBT community - why does not one of them produce a Christmas movie?

Hallmark should not be bullied or pressured.

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Hallmark makes plenty of Christmas movies every year, why can't they find ways to include a broader representation of the public? What is stopping them from including 2SLGBTQA+ characters?

Further, why does the idea of a pro-2SLGBTQA+ organization advocating for their inclusion in these films seem to upset so many? When we say we are here for children, that includes the children we encounter that will grow up and belong to the 2SLGBTQA+ community.

Let's not shame them for wanting to be included.

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3 hours ago, jeffh said:

Hallmark makes plenty of Christmas movies every year, why can't they find ways to include a broader representation of the public? What is stopping them from including 2SLGBTQA+ characters?

Because it is their choice as an entertainment business.  A choice as to whom they entertain.  And, as we know, choices have consequences.  Now, what those consequences are...that is up to their viewing audience and supporters.  Lets not shame THEM, either, for their choices.

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There are over 500+ cable channels out there, why doesn't one of them produce an LGBT themed Christmas movie?  If it's successful and profitable, perhaps Hallmark will consider.

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 “without being bombarded by politically correct commercials and the LGBTQ agenda.” 

The "agenda?"

The agenda.

And what agenda is that? Wanting to be accepted? Wanting to not be murdered because of who they love? Wanting to be normalized and not have to hide and live in fear? I'm here for it. 

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 Christmas is for everyone and what i say is hallmark missed their share of the money. LGBT people need representation in all sorts of media especially Christmas films, and music. 2 members of pentatonix are in the LGBT community, and pentatonix makes lots of dough during Christmas time every year.   magicalmrsclaus is right im here for everyone i worked in a retail store and sold products during a holiday season i know these things.c

On 8/28/2020 at 12:03 AM, MagicalMrsClaus said:

 “without being bombarded by politically correct commercials and the LGBTQ agenda.” 

The "agenda?"

The agenda.

And what agenda is that? Wanting to be accepted? Wanting to not be murdered because of who they love? Wanting to be normalized and not have to hide and live in fear? I'm here for it. 

 

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