Troye Sivan. Betty Who. Heaven. 2017.
This video has so much importance for so many reasons and it honestly brought me to tears. Here is an artist using his voice and influence to educate generations about the LGBTQ community in every single one of his videos. The Heaven video is a highlight because it involves the history of this community and the amount of effort that went into gaining the liberties we have today. Troye is bringing the recognition to the people that have faced so much ignorance and hate for who they are, have faced oppression and used it to change minds and change attitudes.
Without these people in history to shape the way the LGBTQ community is perceived, videos like Heaven and the whole Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy would never have been created. They have fought for self expression and in their wake they have left freedom for our generations to create, act and express ourselves anyway we want.
This video is so much more than just a music video, so much more than the music video where he confirms his relationship with Jacob.
Thank you Troye for being such an amazing role model, thank you for teaching people to be themselves and have no shame and thanks for showcasing the people that have fought for so long for the freedoms we have today. Thank you for Heaven and thank you for the masterpiece that is the video.