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Time For Love — the extraordinary new film exploring whether pressures of convention turn us against one another

9 April 2018

“I’ve got nothing against gays, but do you have to do it in front of my kids?”

I’ve got nothing against gays, but do you have to do it in front of my kids?
A passer-by in Glasgow

That shocking direct quote from a passer-by in his home city of Glasgow placed 20-year-old Sean Lìonadh into a state he describes as ‘arresting helplessness’.

“Other people have the luxury of fitting in to conventions; I felt shame. Who do I complain to? And how can I share this experience in a way that’s accessible, not pretentious?”

So Sean turned to his poetry & film-making skills and created this short film for BBC The Social, Time For Love:-

This is how homophobia feels in 2018

Two men hold hands in a public place, but even in 2018, something’s not quite right.

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