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Putting a Human Face on Vampirism

Production is underway for a new public education campaign, designed to increase awareness and quell fears. Reminding the public that Vampires Were People Too, the campaign will feature key figures from our community. Check back soon for our first PSA, expected to appear on local stations starting June 27th.

Reader Comments (46)

70 years ago, the United States finally realized that all people are the same, whether black, white, or tan, we are all the same. We stopped discriminating against other humans, and this nation prospered. Now that vampires have come out of the coffin, people are treating them the same way they treated African Americans in the 1950's with Jim Crowe laws. We need to wake up, smell the roses and give them equal rights. After all, they pay taxes, they vote, they serve our country, why would we ever say no to someone who does no harm to our society. So there are a few bad ones, but there are a few bad humans too. We have seen that in Oklahoma City, and at the World Trade Center. We have no reason to fear the undead.

July 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterniagaranick

Here in Italy,Vampires are just a few.
Some of them still live into the Rome's catacombs,other prefer to stay under the glamourous lights of Milan and last but not least the city of Florence gives sanctuary to a small number of kindred.

Many times I tried to make my own lair outside one of these three cities but I failed every time.

It's a tough sell to be a Vampire here in Italy in this times.

During the '800 'twas a lot easier.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLasombra

My little sister, Claire, & my oldest son Durell are both recent additions to the vampire world. They are basically the same people they were before. I believe that they should be granted the same rights as me and my Husband, Keith. I don't see them as much as I'd like since I moved to Miami a few years ago, but, I'll tell you what…. I'm pretty sure I pose more of a threat to the human race than they do.

i support vampire rights, as a gay man whose rights are denied in the vast majority of sataes i understand how the vamps feel when they are consently jugded by the actions of one person, so wake up america and pass the VRA!

July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlee

Hello my name is Vampyre Rose And As A Former Human and Loyal Immortal I believe It is time for all of us to stand together hand in hand and stop these sinceless acts of violence. I Have Lived a VERY LONG TIME. And Will continue to PROTECT my family of humans and vampires. Now Do Not Get Me Wrong If You Cross Me You Will find out that there is life after death. From all of us in the AMERICAN VAMPIRE LEAUGE I BID YOU A FOND FAREWELL AND A BLESSED GOOD DAY.

July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVampyre Rose

I think that vampires have the right to live like this people.After they created this world and we should be grateful for all this.Especially as long as they want to be with us on a level we have to make friends with them.Then they began to take something that rightfully belongs to them.I if honestly I think that Russell Edgington rights. If the vampires do have their pets we live much longer despite the fact that this long life is the same as the life of a happy hamster.After all, people really demolish the world in which they live and suffer then all.And soon people will die, and after them, and vampires.So we need to live harmoniously with the vampires in general, if we want to live.
P.S.Sorry for my bad I did not english.I am not live in America.I am from Ukraine.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterALEXA_SVON

Bonjour, je vis en France et je n'ai toujours pas rencontrer de vampire.
Je soutien votre cause, je pense que les vampires peuvent vivre en harmonie avec les humains … ils l'ont bien était avant .
Je trouve que M. NORTHMAN fait un excellent porte-parole Mme FLANAGAN, j'aimerai assisté à un de vos débats, si un jour vous passez en France.
Courage continuez votre lutte ^^

July 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVickyDauphin

Is it truly smart to believe humans have the upperhand here? Vampires are stronger, faster, and overall much more skilled at anything humans attempt to do. They are manipulative beings, and beyond enchanting. Dangerously enticing. Are they creating the false idea that we have some type of authority? Of course, the only power we hold over them is the fact that we're the source of food. Not all vampires are evil, not all of them are manipulative, but in reality, we have no idea which ones we can trust (just as with humans). I believe we should treat them with respect, but I also am aware that regardless of whether we treat them good or not, they can still kill us faster than the blink of an eye. So you can sit here and debate over useless topics. The point is, vampires are at the top of the food chain..the moment we forget that, is the moment the human race will fuck themselves…painfully. Best bet: Join a coven of witches.

July 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterxxkayxx

I fully support the AVL, but humans have been the face of darkness for centuries. We've killed and all that other stuff; it's pretty much the same as it was before vamps came out of the coffins. I fully believe that equal rights are in order for vampires around the world (but we should start small).

July 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersailorsaturnroxmysox

I love vampires… and I am one, myself 😛

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMariah

I fully support the AVL and think that all supernaturals and otherwise deserve equal rights…

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August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEdward Cullen

I hate vampires. I know that it's their responsiblity that my brother disappared. They killed him, I know! I hate you all, bastards

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I would just love to meet some of the older vampire community members to know more about how the world was centuries ago. I think we have a lot to learn from our pale friends!
Yours truly, a history loving human

September 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlia Atreides

I'm happy to see the vampyre community come to light (no pun intended). I love to be a human sometimes. But there are advantages to being supernatural.

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBilericidamookie

Looks like you guys need a new face for the AVL!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZumba

As Vampire King of New Hampshire I am more than ever ashamed of the LACK of work the AVL has made with the Republican-Vampire Alliance of New England. And had Nan even come to my kingdome she would know that our Govenor has put a stop to every bill we push. WHERE ARE THE FINE THINGS YOU PROMISED US!? And why can't I reach Nan on her phone, it has been days now. I

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hello im destany stackhouse and i beleave that vampire and humans can like in peace

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdestany stackhouse

as someone who was turned during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake at age 30 by a beautiful female vampire named Resa,

she taught me to keep my humanity cause she believes that vampires can make the world a better place.

and I believe we deserved to be treated as equals. I btw fought for the USA in WW2 and have meet many vampires who are good hearted individuals.

I also think that we should deal with those in our community who are like Russell.

Most vampires like myself are peaceful and trying to mainstream and co-exist, but there are some rogues as I wall call them who are like Russell who need to be reigned in.

I also think we shouldnt being like a secret society to humans if we want to be treated as equals. We should be more open about our history and our pasts,

cause humans could learn a lot about their history since many of us were once human and have seen things that most people can only read about in a book. You could say vampires are the ultimate historians cause many of us saw things that are recorded in history firsthand.

October 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterseth bendlin

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