The definition of LGBTQIA is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (one’s sexual or gender identity), intersex, and asexual/aromantic/agender. But the bottom line is, we are all human. We all bleed the same blood. We are all equal.
It’s sad that some in the world still carry hate in their hearts. It’s sad the things some people have to go through to be treated equally. It’s not fair. Some of us never know what it feels like to be looked at that way. Some of us are privileged, yet think that our lives are so difficult.
For this song, I thought about what I’d say or how I’d feel if my best friend or kid opened up to me and revealed that they were gay. I realized nothing would change. I wouldn’t love them any less. I wouldn’t want to hang out with them any less. They would still be my best friend or my kid. And I would still be me.
I think I get this from my dad. He always preached growing up that we were all human and we all deserved love and respect. Sometimes I don’t understand the world. Why wouldn’t everyone agree? It breaks my heart that people can feel differently about such an important issue.
Let’s remember that no matter what, no matter who, love always wins.
For the music video, I thought it was important to emphasize the message that we are all equal while also throw it in a dash of colorful and vibrant cinematography to make it memorable. The steady beat is the heartbeat of this video. Do you like how it hangs on the edge of the next beat? The cool rhythm is simple enough to keep you focused on what I’m doing but intriguing enough to keep you going. Yep, that’s me with a T-shirt on the beach freezing my ass off in 10° weather and a 20 mile an hour wind chill.
Chicago is a very cool city. There’s a lot of energy here. Yeah, despite Covid and despite the increase in violence, everyday people here are still loyal, hard-working and down to earth, and of course, we love our sports. Whether it’s the city itself, Boys Town, or the many fantastic surrounding suburbs, real love oozes out of every crack and crevice. We are flawed. We are imperfect, but we persevere – together. Why? Because love always wins!