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Rap star Macklemore: ‘Gay rights are human rights. There is no separation’

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  1. He is right, of course, but gay rights are treated very differently on children’s TV, as I think this tweet suggests.

    https://twitter.com/Newsround_Blog/status/372017475442839552

  2. Congratulations to the straight white dude who thinks a thing!

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  4. He is right of course, and if I was as straight as it was possible to be I would still be incensed that the state was dictating what group within the adult population I could or could not marry.

  5. i love the last para in the article – the way it’s just slipped in :)

  6. Colin (London) 27 Aug 2013, 11:25am

    I’m slightly in awe of this man and appreciate that understood it was and is about human rights.

    I so hope there will be no backlash but that his audience give him the nod of approval and value him and his music more.

    An example of a talented, caring, people loving person. I so wish we had more men and women like him.

    I have watched the video and listened to the song and lyrics many many times and it still brings a tear to my eye.

    Thank you Macklemore.

    1. Xxxxxxxx Xxxxxxx 28 Aug 2013, 6:03pm

      Knowing Macklemore’s audience, I certainly do not expect any backlash from them.

  7. Jen Marcus 27 Aug 2013, 1:00pm

    He is Awesome! I “gotta out and pop some tags!”

  8. I don’t know why it should be deemed to be so remarkable. There are millions of people all across America who are straight and believe in equality, and there are numerous voices in media saying the same – although perhaps they could work a little harder for what they believe.

    Is it just because of the nature of his music?

    If that’s the case, people should take a look at No Doubt. Gwen Stefani is considered to be an equality proponent, but also works with numerous bigoted and homophobic artists. Is she just a hypocrite, or just making money and hoping people don’t notice that her collaborations don’t suit her supposed ideals?

    It’s good to have ideals, and it seems he’s sticking to them without selling out and making concessions, unlike Stefani.

    1. One thing that troubles me about Macklemore and this song is that he’s getting rich and famous and turned into a saint just for NOT being a bigot or neutral.

      Also, if he was gay we wouldn’t have heard of him or the song because the industry is still very anti-gay, and as a musician and song writer I find that unsettling and unfair.

      Additionally, I don’t like how straight people are hijacking gay rights for publicity and are being called *~*~cool~*~*~ or *~*~edgy*~*~ but when LGBT people are vocal about equaity we’re just drama queens or attention seekers.

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