Love Has No Labels

About a month ago, I saw a commercial on YouTube about diversity and acceptance that warmed my heart.

I thought about writing a blog post about it, but I couldn’t figure out what to say. I had no greater message to share, no controversy to brew, no marketing analysis to make.

I still don’t have anything particularly poignant to say about this commercial. But tonight I watched some of the other commercials this organization made, and I really liked them too. There’s one with John Cena talking about patriotism and one about how we’re all just humans underneath our gender, race, religion, age, etc.

The motto for this organization is “Love Has No Labels.” I like that message. A lot. I like it because I believe in it. I like it because I need to be challenged about the assumptions I sometimes make about people. I like it because sometimes I’m not as accepting as I should be of people who are different than me.

If that makes sense to you, watch this. You might like it too.

6 thoughts on “Love Has No Labels”

  1. Great find. Particularly, the video ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ which touched my heart, and in it I found a reason to start the blog I’ve been thinking of.

    Speaking of blogs, congratulations Jamey – this is an honest and beautifully written post.

  2. Jamey,

    John Cena’s commercial really made me stop and think about the words, which can often be maligned by church and state; those who espouse a line of thought with little regard for who it affects. We spend such precious little time on this planet, and we face almost incalculable odds to make it even seven or eight decades. During that time, we work, play, and hopefully find love along the way. Can anything truly be more beautiful than that…


  3. Jamey,

    But doesn’t love have labels?

    The love I have for my daughter is “the love of a father for his daughter.”
    The love I have for my wife is “the love of a husband for his wife.”
    The love I have for my mom is “the love of a son for his mother.”
    The love I have for my best friend is “the love of a man for his friend.”

    Each of those loves is thus “labeled.” Each of them implies different rights, responsibilities, and expressions of intimacy. The label helps the lover to love rightly. Or it doesn’t, and it needs fixing. But it doesn’t need abandoning.

    This makes me think “Love Has No Labels” is not entirely true. What do you think?

    Thanks for letting me contribute, Jamey!

    • Andy: Thanks for your perspective! I certainly agree that we love different people in different ways. I think the point of the ad campaign, though, is, “Who are we to judge someone else’s love based on religion, race, gender, etc?”


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