The holidays are a time of reuniting with people you love. But for some, it’s not that simple. As millions prepare to go home for the holidays, 44% of LGBTQ people feel they can’t come home as their true selves, fearing their identity won’t be accepted.
While every LGBTQ+ person has their own unique story about going home for the holidays, everyone is seeking the same thing – to be surrounded by people who love and accept them. Pantene’s “Home for the Holidays” brings awareness to the challenges many LGBTQ+ people face during this family-centric season, but also celebrates individuality and love, and reminds us what true beauty is about.
In collaboration with GLAAD and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, “Home for the Holidays” creates a moving rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” as chorus members prepare themselves emotionally for the journey home. Video vignettes feature powerful stories of four members of the choir, ranging from intolerant receptions to moments of joy and love.