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Why Homophobia Is Not An Acceptable Life Choice


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JL
- 532 days ago - upworthy.com
Macklemore, the first unsigned artist to make it to #1 in over a decade, perfectly frames the world homophobia creates. Give his hit track "Same Love" a listen and see if that doesn't melt your heart in a jiffy.



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JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:58 am
Why Homophobia Is Not An Acceptable Life Choice
Macklemore, the first unsigned artist to make it to #1 in over a decade, perfectly frames the world homophobia creates. Give his hit track "Same Love" a listen and see if that doesn't melt your heart in a jiffy.
Rollie Williams

ORIGINAL: Posted by LGBTQ Advice. Found on Gay Marriage USA. Listen to "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for a fantastic feeling.
 

(8)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 10:03 am
Is homophobia a 'life choice'? - I don't think so, it's a fact of life.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 10:44 am

Homo: the genus of bipedal primates that includes modern humans and several extinct forms, distinguished by their large brains and a dependence upon tools.

Phobia - indicating a person that fears or hates

So yes, it is a choice, we can make the choice to fear irrationally or to accept others.

 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:04 am
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Julie E. (315)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:23 am
Eeks! Is that a real fur coat!?
To each his own and as long as no one hurts anyone or anything.
 

(8)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:47 am
Sorry folks. That should read: Homosexuality is a fact of life. Anti-LGBT bigots should mind their own business.

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JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:51 am
Thanks for both the correction and the wonderful news (4)!
You cannot currently send a star to Julie because you have done so within the last week.
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:22 pm
Thanks
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:25 pm
You are welcome Melania
 

Nancy M. (201)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:31 pm
Thanks for posting. Yes, homophobia is a choice but one that unfortunately is taught. Hard for some to unlearn it, I guess.

Let's here it for all the places that have legalized gay marriage.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:11 pm
WOOHOOO, fantastic video and GREAT soundtrack! Thx for sharing JL, have also shared.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:23 pm
Macklemore 's piece was quite wonderful.He mentions the Hip Hop world and their acceptance- they too are coning around. One day, Queen Latifah will formally come out and just level the playing field.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:31 pm
You are welcome! You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last week.
 

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:57 pm
Thank you
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:59 pm
You are welcome Terry.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 6:12 pm
I think homophobia exists at the junction of indoctrination and fear, for what it's worth.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 6:27 pm
Intriguing observation Mitchell! You cannot currently send a star to Mitchell because you have done so within the last week.
 

John B. (215)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:23 pm
Thanks J.L. for the link. Love the poster and went to the link to re-listen and see the video. A friend had sent me a link so time ago to view this and it was wonderful to hear it one more time. Thanks so much!
Thanks you "world avatar" for sharing the great news.
Viewed and noted.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:29 pm
You are very welcome John! You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:18 am
Homophobia is a symptom of Republicosis. ;-)
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:12 am
Noted
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:29 am
Thanks for the link JL. Great song! Happy to say that it gets air time here on The Current, a Minnesota Public Radio station.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:34 am
You are welcome Joe. Thanks for sharing the good news from MN!You cannot currently send a star to Joe because you have done so within the last week.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (467)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:40 am
Macklemore did a song about shopping at the Goodwill.
I think that fur coat came from the Goodwill.
He made Goodwill shopping very popular among teens and pre-teens!

Good for the Ecology. And to get kids off of the "materialism" kick.

This I read about in the Alternative Newspaper, Real Change, which is sold by homeless people on the streets of Seattle. That was the first time I had heard about the guy!
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:28 am
Thanks so much for adding to our information about Macklemore BMutiny!
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:33 pm
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Paul Girardin (140)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:31 pm
Noted & shared!

Thanks for sharing!
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:43 am
You are welcome Paul.
 
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