Queer Rapper Le1f Speaks Out Against Macklemore: Why « Same Love » Doesn’t Speak for the LGBT Community
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Here’s a confession: before writing this paragraph, I hadn’t listened to « Same Love » by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It’s not because I make a habit out of avoiding pop music; rather, the notion of a straight white man rapping about how it’s OK to be gay didn’t seem like the kind of thing for me. I mean, I know it’s OK to be gay. Most of those I know in the LGBT community know it’s ok to be queer, too. And here’s a surprise for the heterosexual world: most of us didn’t learn from you anything about understanding and appreciating ourselves. « Same Love » is Acceptance for Dummies, essentially, a song for those who need to be told by one of their own that those who are different from them are human beings, too, and deserving of the same respect as anyone else.
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