state of attraction
9 in 10 youths wish for a world where people are free to be with the person they are attracted to
But fewer than 3 in 5 youths feel they actually have that freedom.
In a world where love does not rule, we need to make a stand.
3 out of 4 youths had pursued unconventional relationships
Yet 1 in 2 of those youths kept their unconventional relationships a secret due to fear of discrimination, judgement or public shame
53% of our youths fear discrimination, judegment or public shame when in an unconventional relationship
Support from parents and friends are key enablers of unconventional relationships
Media is a powerful force that can perpetuate or break stereotyped relationships
Source: Closeup purpose quantitative study, 2007 (n = 3,000 Brazil, India and the Philippines)
We can help change this together
In the face of adversity, love only gets stronger.
Two people in love can only get closer.
closeup pledges to help turn the world from a place where love has rules to a place where love rules.
Don't stop fighting for love, because we won't. closeup wants you to be #FreeToLove anyone your heart wishes.
will love Rule?
We don’t know. But we know for sure, it is always worth the fight.
We live in a place with rules that make us fear and hide. Even in these moments of doubt, love happens. So don't let the rules stop you from making your move and choose to be free to love.
Watch the real stories of Mark, Anika and Luana, and who they loved and lost, will they be #FreeToLove?
Would you fight for love?
Love knows no gender, age, or boundaries. Witness the inspiring #FreeToLove stories of these couples who overcame society's pressure to their love.