Viral first videos have taken over the Internet. It started when a ‘First Kiss’ video was released by the clothing company ‘Wren’ that featured 20 strangers kissing. It inspired countless spoofs, parodies and now social experiments. This most recent “first” video, ‘First Gay Hug’ shows 15 homophobic people hugging 15 gay strangers.
The Gay Women Channel on YouTube captured the interactions and the outcomes are truly inspiring. In the beginning, most individuals are uncomfortable and awkward, but as the video progresses, they open up to each other and everyone embraces one another.
One straight woman starts off by telling her matched stranger that being gay is “freaky” and makes the sign of the cross. By the end, she is in warm embrace and they don’t see one another as being so different after all.