About the project
Arno Ouwejan & Marco Hohl
Homopropaganda is web series that visits Gay Prides around the world. It's positive, energetic television with solid interviews, a big dose of fun and a bright pink microphone.
Homopropaganda wants to show the world that there's nothing wrong with being gay or talking about it! Hence the name, which refers to recent events in Russia where you risk a fine or possible jail time when you publicly talk about homosexuality.
What we do
We visit prides around the globe and film segments about debates, filmnights, exhibitions, sporting events, literary walks and parties that are organised by and for lesbians, transgenders, gays, queers, heterosexuals, intersexuals and bisexuals that are proud of their identity.
We offer these segments to pride organisers around the world for free to put on their Youtube accounts or webpages. We also offer it to LGBT tv channels and media worldwide for free.
Crew and goal
Homopropaganda is made by a small group of volunteers, all tv professionals. The money that we're crowdsourcing is used for travel costs, accomodation and meals. For the first series (consisting of 5 episodes) we want to travel to the Tel Aviv Pride June 2014.
The crew of Homopropaganda started making LGBT web videos for the Amsterdam Gay Pride in 2011 and has continued to do so ever since. The Dutch segment, called ProGay TV (also broadcast on the national gay channel OUTTV), is a template for Homopropaganda. It has also spawned other web videos in support of the dutch LGBT community.
The Dutch example
Cast & Crew
Homopropaganda is made by a small group of volunteers, all tv professionals. The first five episodes of the series will be made by Arno Ouwejan and Marco Hohl.
Arno Ouwejan, editor on loads of Dutch tv-productions like Tegenlicht and Metropolis, is the guy behind the camera and the editing set. He's also responsible for asking all the clever questions that Marco forgets to ask.
Marco Hohl, host for ProGay TV/OUTTV and multiple regional Dutch broadcasters, is the guy holding the bright, pink microphone. He's also responsible for producing the whole thing.
Arno (left) and Marco.