1. tumblr’s response to frank ocean’s coming out was universally enthusiastic. his tumblr post about coming out has 83,000 notes and counting. but, you know, good job erasing the emotional responses of 83,000 people to make your bullshit point.
2. i’m so glad we have brave people like you, tumblr user decolonizingyourdadtonight, to ignore the fact that nicki minaj admitted to lying about being bisexual and actually appropriated lesbian imagery and sex acts in the “the boys” video. yeah, a straight woman pretending to be bisexual and miming lesbian sex acts to sell records? totally progressive.
3. jay-z and kanye west use homophobic slurs like punctuation, but please, tell me more about how lyrics like “girls kissing girls, cause it’s hot, right? but unless they use a strap-on then they not dykes, they ain’t about that life” are okay because kanye west, like, totally thinks teh gays should marry!!!
4. “lgbtqi+ rappers exist” i like azealia and angel and kitty as much as the next girl but the fact is that we don’t live in a world where these artists top the billboard charts. it’s not like there’s a huge queer presence in mainstream rap that tumblr is ignoring in favour of bland heteronormativity. the fact that lgbtq rappers exist and aren’t topping the charts is a huge problem that actually starts with label execs and systemic homophobia, not teenagers on tumblr. but, you know, keep yelling at kids who listen to macklemore, you’re changing the world.
5. i’ma quote my good friend spencer:
I know Macklemore is reaching zenith exposure levels right now, and absolutely every individual is entitled to feel however they feel about something, but I’m getting really tired of seeing Same Love being dragged up and down my dash, and I’ll tell you why:
Same Love was released as a single on July 18, 2012, almost a year ago; it was written in response to Washington Referendum 74, which, if passed, would approve the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Macklemore’s home state Washington. All of the proceeds from the single (we’re talking disc sales, digital downloads, radio airplay) went to funding an organization called Music4Marriage, which was a Washington-based organization raising awareness about Referendum 74 in support of same-sex marriage. The referendum was passed by voters on November 6, 2012, and same-sex marriage is now legal in the state of Washington.
At this time, most of you still didn’t know Macklemore even EXISTED, because his smash radio hit Thrift Shop didn’t even enter the greater public consciousness until it started burning up the charts in late December.
Same Love fought its fight well before any of you even heard it, so whether or not you think it’s annoying or condescending or trivializing, it remains that it accomplished the goal it was intended for. But now that his ubiquity is at peak levels, I’m seeing numbering complaints about how Macklemore, who, at the time he wrote and recorded the song, was just a locally-known Seattle-based hip-hop artist, is latching onto a movement he doesn’t belong in, is hurting the LGBT community, is just looking for attention.
This is the guy who put his two uncles on the cover of the Same Love single. This is the guy who asked fellow Seattle musician and actual member of the queer community Mary Lambert if she would sing the chorus on his song. This is the guy who released a seven-minute music video for it that he doesn’t even appear in, until the last 30 seconds.
And now that he’s made a name for himself, even though this fight has yet to be won in places outside the state of Washington, he’s attention-seeking or disingenuous or condescending for using his newfound platform to spread that message even further?
I’m sorry, but that’s just ignorance.
6. And also Frank Ocean saidSo, while tons of nice messages are really nice and probably appreciated, I don’t think he wants to be some LGBTQ poster person.
Can we talk about how great Victoria secret’s new models are? [x]
ARE YOU FOR REAL THIS IS REAL THIS IS A REAL THING???
THIS MADE MY MONTH
Not only the models, BUT LOOK AT THE THEME OF THIS NEW LINE. I THINK I’M IN LOVE WITH VS.
THEY EVEN GAVE A LESSON ON RAPE CULTURE AT THE SITE
I LOOOOOVE VICTORIA’S SECRET
GUYS. They even fucking admitted to their own wrongdoings. They even were like “We were wrong once. Now we’re taking steps to change that.”
And these models? Ugh. Go VS. You’re getting MUCH better.
SLOW CLAP 4 FOR U VICTORIA’S SECRET
Can I just say that first of all, these ads are fake. It’s a satire. And at first glance it looks like a really good campaign, but when you think about….
How sick is it that we have to sexualize consent in order to get our point across?
Our mission is to gather and share personal stories of people living with an intersex condition or difference of sex development (DSD), and to spread the message “No Body Is Shameful.”
A gay soldier calls his father shortly after DADT is repealed.
(Father’s dialogue in smaller, italic font above.)
(Just noticed this, but I practically teared up again at how he can barely keep still or look at the phone before he tells him but in the last scenes he’s just staring at it and listening to his father with such love and adoration.)
Guyssss I just made me some rainbow tie dye shorts for Pride Festival todayyy:)
Girl-in-black was explaining how much she enjoyed the fact that girl-in-white always wrote her handwritten notes. As she was explaining this, I noticed that girl-in-white’s eyes were lighting up. She turned to girl-in-black and said: “Can you cover your ears for a second?”
Then she leaned toward me and whispered: “She doesn’t know this yet, but it’s our anniversary this weekend, and I’ve just covered the entire house in sticky notes.”
You see that rainbow heart just above, well, youtube has done something to honour the victories on the page to equality in all marriage.
If you click on the heart, it takes you to
a whole page
videos by and for people who support this message.
You go youtube, four for you youtube.