Jennifer Hudson's new music video is a tearjerker for LGBT equality (VIDEO)
Not only is Jennifer Hudson's new music video, "I Still Love You," killing it with a super-catchy tune, it also promotes a hugely important message.
The video supports LGBT equality by showcasing a gay marriage. One of the grooms-to-be is desperately hoping his dad will show up on his big day to support him, despite the obvious struggle his father has with accepting the situation.
"I hope people walk away with a broader perspective of marriage equality," Hudson explained to MTV when she debuted the video. "And everyone being able to choose who they want to love and just accept each other as their own and just give love and receive love. Just love and be happy, people."
LGBT rights is something very important in Hudson's life. She is a spokesperson for the W Hotels and the Human Rights Campaign's Turn It Up For Change: Love Has No Limits initiative. According to their website, the campaign strives to "promote equality through the power of music." They are also about "raising the volume on the battle for marriage equality in the U.S. and raising funds to support the ongoing struggle for LGBT equality in all realms."
Hudson is donating part of the proceeds of sales for "I Still Love You" to the Turn It Up For Change initiative.
"I owe a large part of my success to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, who has embraced and supported me from early on in my career," Hudson said in a statement.
"We have already come a long way on this topic in such a short time," she continued, "but now it's time for the final push. It's time to 'turn up' the volume on this crucial human rights issue."
Aside from promoting a great message, the video is also just a lot of fun and features cameos from models Shaun Ross and Claudia Charriez, actress Leisha Hailey and drag queen Manila Luzon, according to Out.
Watch the video to discover if the dad in the story has a change of heart.