With respect and with determination, we ask the Academy not to nominate the James Cameron film Avatar for any Oscar awards this year.
As you know, there was a global protest against Avatar on December 18, 2009 because of the film's exclusion of gay, lesbian and transgender characters. And because of the film's apparent denial of Evolution and because of its heterocentric suppositions.
Diversity, tolerance and health care are basic human rights and Avatar directly and indirectly assaulted those rights. To promote the cause of diversity and to send a message of tolerance we ask the Academy to ignore Avatar during its nomination process. By doing this, you would be telling the creators of Avatar and others, that it wrong to exclude people on the basis of their sexuality. That tolerance requires a rational and scientific basis. That we must celebrate diversity.
If you decide to nominate Avatar for any award we will have no choice but to speak out and to protest. We will do this on March 7, 2010. We will protest to give voice to those who have been silenced by hate and intolerance. We will speak out to defend our rights and to defend our President who working to promote the change we seek.
We thank you for your time.