Fri, 16 Dec 2022 15:07:00 GMT
Ahead of the Qatar World Cup final on Sunday, actress and political activist, Miriam Margolyes OBE delivers an important message online to inform the UK about The Big Gay 'Donation'. Within 24 hours of launching the “donation” has raised over £7K and garnered an incredible response both in National press and across the LGBTQ+ community on social.
In the video from Uncommon, the much-loved actress, says: “Queer people across the globe love football — we just can’t support it like everyone else. We’ve seen how Qatar feels about us gays.”
She goes on to say: “If that wasn’t a big enough kick in the tits, the 2030 World Cup could be given to another host nation that criminalises LGBTQ+ people, judging by the countries currently bidding for it.”
Luckily, the wonderful, upstanding people who run football love “donations”. So, with that in mind, Miriam launched one of her own. The Big Gay “Donation”.
A “donation” so big and gay and persuasive — it can convince the lovely, open-minded, honest people who run football to hold the 2030 world cup in an LGBTQ+ friendly host nation. We see the actress on the phone asking how much money our football friends may want to help make this happen — she even suggests the next host nation could be The Netherlands — as she flashes a wad of cash to get their attention.
Miriam added: “It’s our big gay duty to make sure this doesn’t happen again. After all, a World Cup without queer people just isn’t a World Cup. If you’re a great big gay and you love football like me, or if you love football and also gays, please donate whatever you can to try get those naughty boys who run football to listen.”
Of course, Miriam is aware they may not accept this generous crowdfunded “donation” — with a chance it might go against their unimpeachable moral standards. So, all the money from the crowdfunded “donation” will go to the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall instead.
Stonewall’s Liz Ward, Director of Programmes said: “All LGBTQ+ people deserve to live their lives to the full, to travel freely without fear, and to be part of global sporting events like the World Cup. LGBTQ+ rights are human rights, and we won’t stand for the persecution of LGBTQ+ people in Qatar, or anywhere else. Thank you to Miriam Margolyes and to everyone that is taking a stand for LGBTQ+ inclusion and freedom.”
The film was shot by award-winning director Oscar Carriss with over 20 years experience in creating, making and Directing campaigns for global brands Including Nike, ITV, BBC, Samsung and Guiness.
Categories: Charity, Corporate, Social and PSAsUncommon, Fri, 16 Dec 2022 15:07:00 GMT