Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

You've Got One Day Left to Watch "Last Chance" for Free

I have been a huge fan of the National Film Board ever since I was a little kid entranced by The Big Snit, so I keep up with the NFB on Twitter and feed my documentary addiction through them.

I watched the documentary Last Chance recently, and this is one that I really want you to see:
Last Chance tells the stories of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously await a decision that will change their lives forever.

I want you to watch it, because, although I have struggled with gender and sexuality, my country and my culture largely protected me from some of the worst effects of prejudice. I want you to watch it, because gender and sexuality are major human rights issues across the globe but are rarely spoken about. I want you to watch Last Chance, because it humanizes and brings home the reality of an issue that is at once deeply personal and private and yet universal and public: we are not born equal and free when it is both cultural and government policy to either ignore the plight of or outright punish those who do not conform to a very particular standard of gender and sexual identity.

People's health and well-being and that of their families is threatened every day, and I feel honoured that these five individuals stepped forward to share their stories with us. Watch this and spread the word.

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