Am I the only one who was disappointed in her role and performance? The group therapy felt like something we had seen on oitnb, and I felt like her "maybe I'm a lesbian" line was just insincere and meant to be a funny gag. I was so excited to see her but felt like her character was so lame!
Calling intermittent fasting terrifying is kinda melodramatic don't you think? I've done it for 11 months, and it's not bad at all. I could keep it up for quite a while. Ask me anything!
I've personally never viewed this song as IT'S OK THAT YOU GUYS ARE GAY. LET ME TELL YOU WHY. Because while the song obviously sends the message that there's nothing wrong with being gay, I've always viewed it as mainly having the intention of making straight people reconsider their bigoted beliefs, if they have… Read more
I'm an adult, and I'm all nuanced about the songs I listen to, but I know a lot of teenagers. I know about 10 teenage boys who LOVE Macklemore, and are now championing LGBTQ rights as a result. In fact, one teen boy I know came out to his friends after watching them change their anti-gay views as a result of that… Read more
You know why I like this song? Because it's popular. Because the other day, I heard my 8 year old girl singing Mary Lambert's part without bothering to ask why a woman would be singing romantically about another woman. That's why I like this song and it's why I changed my mind about Macklemore. I saw the video on this… Read more
It doesn't offend me to have a cis straight guy singing about gay rights. I feel kind of the same about this as I do about, say, men being in the "this is what a feminist looks like" meme—men trying to get other men to realize that it's not uncool to be feminist. Macklemore isn't trying to soothe LGBTQ kids, he's… Read more
But why? He's never experienced the world as a gay man. If he were trying to tell someone else's story as his own wouldn't that be disingenuous? I think the song is just fine. It raises awareness about LGBT issues without claiming it as his own personal issue. Also the chorus of the song gives a voice to lesbian and… Read more
I think in his lyrics he's not so much saying "it's okay to be gay," as much as he's saying "it's not okay to be intolerant." It's an important distinction. He's not speaking for the gay community; he's speaking as a straight person trying to share a message of acceptance and love with other straight people. Read more
Did it ever occur to you that progress is not made as quickly as it could be, because every time a straight/white/non-minority/etc. does something to call attention to a cause we call them disingenuous? I honestly think this falls under the same mindset as no press is bad press. Regardless, if he can bring the LGBT… Read more