"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Jennifer Hudson is back at it again, this time using the visuals for her latest single, 'I Still Love You,' to tackle more than a few modern day issues. The upbeat dance track is a stark contrast to the topics at hand, which include same-sex marriage, race discrimination and the generational gaps that impose on society's willingness to accept the changing times.
In the video, we witness one father's reluctance to attend his gay son's wedding, who just so happens to also be tying the knot to his Black partner. The former war veteran's struggle between loving his son and accepting him is a representation of how different eras often play a major role in society's ability to progress.
The 33 year old Oscar winner, singer and self-proclaimed "queen on the inside," is a huge supporter of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community), and felt it only right to use her platform to discuss the issues at hand. She told The Advocate last year:
"The gay community has meant so much to me throughout my life, and there have been many gay people who have been positive influences for me, From my best friend to many of my teachers, my first producer, and more — there have been so many. That's why I feel like this campaign is a perfect fit, because it's something I'm fully supportive and passionate about."
JHud's new video is part of the 'Turn it Up for Change' campaign, and kicks of Logo's #All 50 marriage equality effort. The 'Turn it Up' campaign is focused on the fight for same-sex marriage across all 50 states.
Peep the powerful video below: