It wasn’t quite a scene out of a musical, where all the kids in a school break out in song. But it wasn’t far from it, as some UCCI classes were relocated outside so that a music video could be created, with a special message.
Erika Assai, a UCCI student and artist, said she wrote the song to break down walls of prejudice against the LGBT community, and it led to a school-wide initiative to join in a message of lifestyle acceptance or at least tolerance.
“I feel like gay people are very spoken against and treated like there is something wrong with them, or like they are different; but they are the same as everybody else and should be treated the same,” said Abigail Ebanks.
“It’s a sin; I understand that, but we sin everyday and we’re not laughed at or looked down upon; so I feel these people should just be able to live freely just as we are,” said Erika Assai.
Local students said they’re hoping to persuade people to embrace tolerance and diversity through song rather than protest.