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Coming Out

COVID-19 Response - Single

2020

TAXI, Toronto, ON

Chief Creative Officer: Alexis Bronstorph, Kelsey Horne Creative Director: Allen Kwong Writer: Austin Parkin Art Director: Listya Nindita Producer: Cherie O'Connor Account Director: Sara Spears Strategy Director: Aurora Stewart De Pena Editing Company: School Editing Editor: Izzy Ehrlich Assistant Editor: Taylor McWade Production House Producer: Yumi Suyama Colourist: Eric Whipp Music/Sound: Grayson Matthews Post-Production Company: Fort York Client: Egale Canada

Winning Entry: youtu.be/y3xoOCkTCNE

Coming out as LGBTQI2S can be tremendously difficult – even in 2020. According to an Egale Canada study, over 80% of LGBTQI2S individuals have felt distress and 54% haven't come out for fear of being rejected or bullied. To bring attention to this issue, we highlighted the emotional struggles that everyone experienced during the pandemic lockdown, and then drew a parallel to the much more challenging isolation that LGBTQI2S people go through when they can't come out as themselves.

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