School of Rock is a classic that if you haven’t watched, you need to do so immediately. While Jack Black may have played the lead, the supporting cast of child actors rounded out the memorable ensemble of rock-playing school kids. One of those was the infamous “gay kid fashion designer” played by Brian Falduto who was famous for the line: “You’re tacky and I hate you.”
Well now, Brian is all grown up and is spreading a new message: “You’re LGBTQ and God Loves You!” Recently named “one of the 20 most influential, outspoken, and optimistic individuals on the planet” by
PrideLife Magazine, Brian oozes with pure and unconditional love.
As many know, the religious community often shuns away LGBTQ people declaring homosexuality and transness as a sin. However, there is a growing community of churches that are embracing LGBTQ members and a recent wave of content including a recent episode of Netflix’s Queer Eye affirms as much.
“Religion was one of the most difficult topics for me to navigate & it remains so for many Queer or questioning youth today.” says Falduto. “My hope is that God Loves Me Too will be that guiding force that so many young, LGBT+ individuals desperately seek.”
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God Loves Me Too was made possible in part by Falduto’s School of Rock co-star, Jack Black; director, Richard Linklater; and producer, Scott Rudin. The messaging in the music and music video have been approved and endorsed by GLAAD, an organization dedicated to promoting LGBTQ+ equality in the media. Additional support was provided by a wide array of LGBTQ+ organizations, including The Trevor Project, the OUT Foundation, Mama Bears, Our Bible App, Fearless and others. The music video for God Loves Me Too was directed by Rachel Borders and was filmed at Christ Church in NYC. John Michael Pietra, who appeared in the National Tour of School of Rock: the Musical in the role of Billy (the role made famous by Falduto in the film) plays the younger version of Brian in the music video.
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