Monday, January 27, 2014

Macklemore & Lewis's Grammy performance inspires our children

Without question, the most memorable moment last night at the Grammys was Macklemore & Lewis's performance of "Same Love" (accompanied by Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, and Madonna) when 34 gay and heterosexual couples were married. Never mind what the anti-gay right will say. Their outrage is predictable.

But some folks on our side have whined about "publicity stunts" and such. I say "hush up already." Now usually, I'm one for condemning the seemingly mixture of lgbt culture and the fascination with celebrity.

However in this case, I am making a huge exception. For all of the possibly justifiable faults, the one thing which stands out for me about this performance is its potential.  In many places in America and the world, some lgbt child watched that performance and probably realized that in spite of all of the lies, ugly words and hate he/she has to endure from some people, the happy ending of love with that special someone is still possible.

You would be surprised how that one thing, which may seem insignificant in the face of all of the whining about a "publicity stunt," is probably the most powerful and enduring thing of all.

Editor's note - just in case the above video gets pulled from youtube, see it here on Buzzfeed.


Anonymous said...

Correction the performance features Mary Lambert not Miranda Lambert

BlackTsunami said...

Correction made ;p

Adele Henderson said...

The ceremony also included Hetersexual and interacial couples alongside Homosexual couples. That's what I loved most. It showed that Marriage is Marriage regardless of the make up of the couple. Amazing event, one I will never forget.

BJ Jackson Lincoln said...

I thought it was beautiful. I held my wife's hand and cried. To hear the song and watch as a huge crowd cheered at the love being shared was too much for my heart to hold.
It all went too quickly.
For those who refuse to see the love, I have a word or two.
The Moral Majority is dead!

Erica Cook said...

The difference between this and so many other cases of social media using sexuality as a way to make news is this is people using the art of music as a way to show love and respect for all. "Same Love" is something so very special because it was written about being gay from the view of a straight man saying so clearly that there is no difference worth noting in the love he may have for a woman and the love his uncle has for a man.

It is using something usually so frivolous as award shows to make a statement of respect and acceptance. In that it is wonderful.

Erica Cook said...

BJ Jackson Lincoln

I disagree, the moral majority didn't die it got redefined. We've become it. The morality of acceptance, respect, love and compassion.