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John Barrowman and The Kaleidoscope Trust Ask: “Imagine If It Were Illegal To Be You” – Powerful PSA Video

The Kaleidoscope Trust, a  British rights groups  has released this disturbing  but effecting PSA to make a point of what it would be like if blue-eyed, tall, over 40, or just being different were illegal and hated as LGBT’s are in over 78 countries.

Produced by renowned marketing agency M&C Saatchi. The organization is  dedicated to fighting for full international acceptance of human rights for all,  regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation

Out gay actor and activist John Barrowman (Dr. Who – Torchwood) has joined the campaign, and  calls the clip “powerful stuff.”

It brings home to people how they would feel if some crazy law made it  illegal for them simply to be themselves,” he says. “What if it were illegal for  me to want to sing? Or to have an American accent?” he said in a statement. “We  are all human beings and we all deserve the same rights. And that includes the  right to love whoever we choose to love.”

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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